Effective And Ineffective Styles Of Leadership

1676 Words May 16th, 2016 7 Pages
People have always asked if there is any style of leadership that is most effective. Nevertheless, numerous theories and models have been created to show that there is no style of leadership that is the best. Rather, styles of leadership need to adjust depending on the variables such as the leader, the situation, the subordinate, the task, the environment and other factors. Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, and Dewey E. Johnson noted that if the leader’s style of behavior is appropriate or matches the situation it is considered effective. If it is not appropriate to a given situation, it is deemed ineffective. The difference between the effective and ineffective styles is often not the actual behavior of the leader, but the appropriateness of that behavior to the environment in which it is used. In reality, the third dimension is the environment.
Situational Leadership is about using the right leadership style in conjunction with the readiness level of the one being led. Situational leadership defines the right action as what the follower needs in a particular situation. Brady Pyle pointed out that great Leaders do not treat all followers the same, nor do they treat any single follower in the same manner all the time. They analyze the situation, identify what the follower needs to function and grow in that particular situation, and then proceed accordingly. Adapting the Nigerian church leadership style to suit the American context has become inevitable for TAC…
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