Situational and Contingency Leadership

High standards are demonstrated and expected the

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High standards are demonstrated and expected. The leader shows faith in the capabilities of the follower to succeed. This approach is best when the task is complex.
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Contingency theories “the leader's ability to lead is contingent upon various situational factors: > leader's preferred style > the capabilities and behaviors of followers, and > situational factors”. There is no best way to lead. An effective leader in one situation, may not be effective in others.
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Fiedler's Least Preferred Co- worker (LPC) Theory Leaders prioritize between task-focus and people-focus. Relationships, power and task structure are the three key factors that drive effective styles. This theory seeks to identify the underlying beliefs about people in particular whether the leader sees others as positive (high LPC) or negative (low LPC)
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Effectiveness of each leadership theory the effectiveness of the situational and contingency theories depends on four variables: > the situation > the task > the follower > the leader.
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Best Theory in today’s working environment Path-Goal Theory Today’s working environment is characterized as fast phased. organizations and the people composing them have to compete with the fast changing demands of the time.
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