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The situational leadership model has been used by many for four decades now. Learn more about leadership styles with the examples in this article. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: A Look at the Situational Leadership Model

A Look at the Situational Leadership Model
What Sets This Model Apart From the Rest?
  • Situational leadership is a popular leadership
    style introduced and popularized by Kenneth
    Blanchard and Paul Hersey that theorizes the use
    of different leadership styles according to the
    situation. The leadership model requires a person
    to analyze the needs according to a particular
    situation and adapt to the scenario by using the
    most appropriate leadership style.

Telling and directing
  • This is particularly true for inexperienced or
    first-time employees who need to be closely
    supervised by an experienced leader.
  • This leadership style is particularly effective
    for subordinates who lack the competence but
    committed to achieving his or her roles.
  • First-time employees in particular need to be
    told and directed by their supervisors for them
    to learn the rules of the trade.

Selling and Coaching
  • In this leadership behavior, a leader still
    defines and assigns roles and tasks but he or she
    is more receptive in getting ideas and
    suggestions from the subordinates.
  • The leader still have the prerogative in making
    decisions, but in this set-up the communication
    process is no longer one-sided.
  • This type of leadership style is more suited for
    less experienced subordinates who still need
    guidance and supervision by their supervisors.

Participating and Supporting
  • The third in the list of examples of situational
    leadership is participating and supporting. Under
    this set-up, the supervisor gives much control
    and minimal supervision on the subordinates.
  • The supervisor gives out day-to-day tasks and
    instructions on the processes required to achieve
    a certain task, but the subordinate has enough
    control or freedom on how to accomplish the said

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