Interaction of Leadership Style with Situational Control According to Fiedler's Contingency Model

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How does leadership style interact with situational control according to Fiedler's Contingency Model? The effectiveness of a leader is defined by the combination of leadership style and situational control as defined by the precepts and underlying assumptions of the Fiedler Contingency Model (Wearing, Bishop, 1974). The cornerstone of this Model is that the ability of a leader to manage stress at the subordinate, peer and subordinate level as predicated on the situational favorableness of their innate strengths ands weaknesses. Theorists have defined the situational components that define favorableness in three core areas including leader & member relations, task structure and leader position power (Wearing, Bishop, 1974). Leadership style often emerges as a catalyst of contingency leadership in this model. The greater the ability of a leader to be transformational the more success the often attain in the leader member segments of this model for example (Gilley, Dixon, Gilley, 2008). Studies also indicate that the greater the level of emotional intelligence (EI) in a leader, the greater the agility and speed that they progress over each dimension of this model as well. What is the role of followers in the leadership process? Followers have varying roles to play in the leadership process depending on depth and extent of leader expertise, extent of emotional intelligence (EI) and ability to create a compelling vision through transformational leadership (Turner,

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