Leadership Styles And Leadership Behavior

970 Words Nov 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Over the past two weeks, I am able to understand and realized that it is important for any leader, not to apply the same leadership style in every situation (Northouse, 2015). This is due to the fact that all followers under any leadership behavior, may have different competencies (skills) level, confidence (commitment) level, cultural background, and mind-sets that could affect their productivity, if it is not properly matched by their leader’s behavior. Leaders’ who continuously apply one dimensional leadership behavior, may not realize the costs that they have directly and/or indirectly incurred to the organization in terms of underperformance, absenteeism, low morale, and frequent staff turnover. The cost may be even more, if more technical staffs are affected as they can be a critical component of any organization.
So, it is basically how and when a leader adjust his or her leadership behavior style through directing, coaching, supporting, and delegating that closely match with followers’ level of competence and commitment. Therefore, leaders’ have to closely monitor their followers’ commitment and attitude at work on daily basis and adjust their leadership behavior accordingly, due to unforeseen changes to circumstances each follower may going through on a daily basis.
Situational leadership theory provides me with some good insights into how a leader adjusted his or her leadership behavior to match the development needs of the followers (Northouse, 2015, p.95).…
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