laissez-faire


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laissez-faire

1. The doctrine that the government should not be involved with nor controlling of businesses. The new president has vowed to take a position of laissez-faire to undo the overregulation of businesses practiced by the previous administration.
2. A stance or desire that one will not control or be involved with the actions of other people. It seems to be in vogue recently for parents to be laissez-faire with their children, allowing them total freedom without structure or discipline.
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Mean scores representing the respondents' tendency to follow leadership style reveal that the accumulatively school heads included in the sample demonstrate comparatively stronger preferences for democratic leadership styles (M=4.04) than authoritative (M=3.82) and laissez-faire (M=3.64) leadership pattern.
Overall, the findings drawn from the prior literature highlighted that the different attributes of transformational, transactional leadership as well as laissez-faire leadership style, which collectively form FRL model, could influence job satisfaction and job performance of academic staff.
that Keynes's turn from laissez-faire was itself an encouragement
Review of Sylvie Rivot, "Keynes and Friedman on Laissez-Faire and Planning: Where to Draw the Line?" European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 21 (2): 344-350.
The questionnaire contain 9 factors and 36 items, 20 items are related to transformational leadership, 12 items are related to transactional leadership, and 4 items are related to Laissez-Faire leadership.
Whereas, in laissez-faire there are non-transaction decisions that necessarily are not made, actions are belated, leaders responsibilities are unnoticed, and authority remains unconsulted (Bass, 2000).
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is lucky to have seen his enterprise built in the laissez-faire sphere in terms of operating environment and valuation.
Laissez-faire leadership is the avoidance or absence of leadership and is the most inactive as well as most ineffective among all other styles of leadership (Bass, 1998).
Summary: Parents who have a "laissez-faire" attitude to their children's drinking have been warned they are putting them at risk.
PARENTS who have a "laissez-faire" attitude to their children's drinking are putting them at risk, the chief medical officer warned today.
Sir Liam, who yesterday announced his intention to step down as chief medical officer for England, said one of the risk factors was parents having a "laissez-faire approach to a child drinking".
A: Chill out in the Canadian Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) with sunny days, refreshing nights, stunning scenery, spectacular seafood, and a laissez-faire attitude about all things gay.
The theoretical leadership framework for this study is based on Avolio and Bass's (2004) full range of leadership model that examines leadership styles from the passive, avoidant leadership style represented by laissez-faire leadership to the fully engaged, transformational leadership style.