form of government

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Noun1.form of government - the members of a social organization who are in power
social group - people sharing some social relation
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
constitutionalism - a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution)
republic, democracy, commonwealth - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
diarchy, dyarchy - a form of government having two joint rulers
gerontocracy - a political system governed by old men
gynarchy, gynecocracy - a political system governed by a woman
hegemony - the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others; "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"
mobocracy, ochlocracy - a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses
oligarchy - a political system governed by a few people; "one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy"; "the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen"
plutocracy - a political system governed by the wealthy people
republic - a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"
technocracy - a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control; "technocracy was described as that society in which those who govern justify themselves by appeal to technical experts who justify themselves by appeal to scientific forms of knowledge"
theocracy - a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
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It's the shared, collective form of leadership that creates an environment for change and improvement.
I think of Jesus and the Prophet Mohammed's generation, in comparison to the 20th and 21st centuries, and there is an obvious deficit of bravery and a widely supported form of leadership.
These philosophers developed their theories during the Spring, Autumn, and Warring States periods in China as a way to interpret which form of leadership worked well and which did not.
It is the only form of leadership that can make a difference under extreme conflict and crisis situations.
She added, "Organizations that wish to adopt this effective form of leadership need to concentrate on team building and engagement, by providing a collaborative work place where ideas are shared, and employees' skills are identified and developed according to their personal growth goals, as well as the organisation's goals and vision.
The sooner we get to devolution or some other form of leadership for the region the better it will be for our longer-term property and construction markets and the creation of jobs.
Bob Mueller has never lost track of the fact that the most effective form of leadership is leadership by example and that 'Officers Eat Last' is not a matter of chow hall protocol, it is a leadership virtue.
During a multiyear process, the committee drafted a proposal for a new form of leadership.
In other words, this form of leadership can potentially escalate the level of knowledge sharing between laboratory professionals and improve team efficacy and performance.
This form of leadership style usually brings about higher level of productivity simply because the employee participation level in decision making processes is considerably high; hence it is also referred to as participative leadership style (Cherry, 2015).
He stressed that issues of national sovereignty and territorial integrity in Syria can never be comprised, indicating that popular will in choosing the form of leadership in the democratic sense of the word "is not a matter for discussion with anyone.
As this moment in history demands a new form of leadership that can set the right goals, communicate the right ideas and deliver effective results, the conference is designed to be transformational, challenging our mindset and helping everyone to perform at the top of his ability.