Session 3 Article Review

Session 3 Article Review - Situational Leadership:...

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Situational Leadership: Changing your style to reflect different needs Good leaders are able to adopt differing leadership styles with different people, or with the same people, but at different times. The key factors which are likely to influence the style the leader adopts at a particular time include the nature of the work to be done, the skill level of the person being asked to do the work and the ongoing needs of the leader's relationship with that person. Thinking in this area is based on work by Blake and Mouton who developed a simple model around two axes, concern with people, and with task. The (9,1) leadership style is solely focused on getting the job done - which in the medium or long term is likely to prove highly unpopular, especially in a voluntary organization! Conversely, a (1,9) style leads to a warm and cosy ‘country club’ where there is loving concern for people and their needs, but nothing happens! A (1,1) leadership style suggests the worst of both worlds - little or nothing is happening. The diagonal is clearly the place
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2012 for the course COMA 4319 taught by Professor Kriskittle during the Spring '12 term at Dallas Baptist.

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