Be careful of being an authoritarian leader. It doesn’t work. An authoritarian leader has an approach that favors domination, manipulation, and intimidation; their strength is a huge ego and imbalanced sense of pride. Their viewpoint sees people below them as commodities. Sadly, in the process these leaders will burn out their subordinates to achieve their own goals and to have their objectives met. Unfortunately it’s a legitimate way to lead and you can actually get a lot done. These leaders are respected through fear. The problem is their people will never be true followers and they will never love them. Leadership is stifled under the foot of this type of leader and ultimately leadership is taken away.