Vroom's Taxonomy of Leadership Style

A1 Autocrat: You solve the problem or make the decision yourself, using information available to you at that time.

A2 Consultative Autocrat 1: You obtain the necessary information from your subordinates, then decide on the solution to the problem yourself. You do not necessarily tell your subordinates what the problem is while getting the information from them. The role played by your subordinates in making the decision is clearly one of providing the necessary information to you, rather than generating or evaluating alternative solutions.

C1 Consultative Autocrat 2: You share the problem with relevant subordinates individually, getting their ideas and suggestions without bringing them together as a group. Then you make the decision that may or may not reflect your subordinates' influence.

C2 Consultative Autocrat 3: You share the problem with your subordinates as a group, collectively obtaining their ideas and suggestions. Then you make the decision that may or may not reflect your subordinates' influence.

G2 Consensus Seeker: You share the problem with your subordinates as a group. Together you generate and evaluate alternatives and attempt to reach agreement (consensus) on a solution. Your role is much like that of a chairman. You do not try to influence the group to adopt "your" solution and you are willing to adopt and implement any solution that has the support of the entire group.

Decision Table for Leadership Style