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Situational Leadership is an adaptive leadership style. This strategy encourages leaders to take stock of their team members, weigh the many variables in their workplace and choose the leadership style that best fits their goals and circumstances.
Situational Leadership Lean Temple
Situational Leadership Karate Kid - Example § § § What’s the Role of the Trainer? What’s the Attitude of the Trainee? How does the Trainee Perform?
Situational Leadership • Asks “what’s the matter? ” • Gives non-technical/supportive advice • Selects the discussion theme • • Uses language like “show me” (2 -Way) Explains learning in ‘bigger picture’ • • Frustrated Begins to integrate learning & sees results • Nod’s with his approval • Still involved • • Telling style & detailed, repetitive instructions Monitors closely & realigns • Doesn’t require instruction from the leader • Takes initiative – delivers results! • • Keen Leaner Works Hard / Reliant on the Trainer
Member Development Moderate to High Competence, Variable Enthusiasm Low to Some Competence, Low Enthusiasm • • • D 3 Quietly positive now More self directive Clearer understanding of task Very few questions, but more specific now Working hard with positive results • • Energised now No questions Results are always good Work is seemingly effortless High Competence, High Enthusiasm D 4 Realise what the task requires Enthusiasm becomes a little diluted Still have questions but not as many Task knowledge is increasing Working hard with some results • • • Enthusiastic Unsure Have many questions Work hard with little result Low Competence, High Enthusiasm D 2 D 1
Member Development D 2 D 3 Disillusioned learner Capable but cautious performer D 1 D 4 Self – Reliant achiever Enthusiastic Beginner
Flexing your style to the requirements The Leadership Style of the Manager Matches with The Development level Required
Situational Leadership Phases High Directive High Supportive Low Directive High Supportive • • S 3 Supporting / Participating leader Day-to-day decision now with follower Leader facilitates Control with follower • • Coaching / Selling leader Seeks ideas and suggestions Decisions still with leader Communication more two-way S 4 Delegating leader Still involved Control with follower Follower decides leader’s involvement Low Directive Low Supportive • • S 2 S 1 Directing, telling leader Define roles and tasks Supervise closely Communication one-way High Directive Low Supportive
Management vs Leadership Management § § § Authority by position Ensure work gets done Focus on day to day basis Manage the activities of others Often promoted to position from high performance at lower level Leadership § Authority is innate in their § § approach Strategically focused Inspire and motivate employees to drive themselves through tasks Apply emotional intelligence to get the best work out of their people Very focused on change – continuous improvement on people and their activities
Activity What makes a good leader? ’ List their Qualities !!
Situational Leadership § Leaders without management skills struggle to implement their visions. § Managers without leadership skills stand still and maintain a status quo. § Leaders who combine both achieve great things.
Situational Leadership Imaginativ e Honesty Competen t Straightforward Forwardlooking Courageou s Inspiring Broadminded Fairminded Intelligent § A Leader is a person to whom others want to follow. § A good leader can maintain these qualities regardless of the situation § (good and bad times). Developing good leadership skills take practice and time.