Glossary Term: Situational Leadership Theory

Definition

The situational leadership theory is a model created by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. This refers to adapting your leadership style to each unique situation or task to meet the needs of the team or its members.

What is the main concept of situational leadership theory?

The main concept of situational leadership theory is for leaders to consider the readiness levels of the team members they serve and the uniqueness of every situation.

What are the advantages of situational leadership?

Skilled situational leaders understand the needs of teams and team members and can adjust their management style to fill those needs. They are also able to gain their followers’ trust, which takes a high level of maturity.

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