Situational Leadership Style And Level Of Development

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At work place when dealing with different types of people, I tend to use: - Directing (Telling) style which reflects high task – low relationship behavior (S1) when I need to provide clear and specific direction. - Coaching (Selling) style which reflects high task – High relationship behavior (S2) when I need the two-way communication and to help build confidence and motivation. Here I remain responsible when making a decision. - Supporting (Participating) which reflects high relationship – low task behavior (S3) when as a leader, I participate with the followers in performing a certain task where we all share the decision making process and there is no need to be directive. - Delegating which reflects low relationship – low task behavior (S4) when the team members are capable to complete a specific task and motivated to take responsibility. The above are related to being situational leader in accordance with the followers’ level of development. 1- Situational leadership style and level of development According to the situational theory, as a leader I should have the ability to motivate my team in order for them to perform their tasks in an efficient and effective way, in other words have the ability to motivate them and enhance their development level. Development level 1 A new enthusiastic employee starting in a new position, he has high motivation, willing, but has low skills and unexperienced. My behavior of an S1 leader: - Demonstrate, do the task in front of him. -
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