Situational Leadership: The Theory (E)
What is the situational leadership? What is the relationship of attitude, behavior and readiness to situational leadership?
Posted: Nov 2009
During the past several decades people from the management were involved into the quest for the "best" leadership style. However, The different researches have shown that there is no universal leadership style that can be unique for all purposes. The successful manager is the one who can adjust his behavior in order to fulfill the demands of specific situation.
The Situational Leadership theory, that helps managers to make the diagnostics of given situation and to act upon, was developed as the result of comprehensive research. This theory is based on behavior toward task, relationship behavior toward employee and readiness of the employees.
Leadership efficiency can be defined as balance of attitude and behavior. Efficient leader should have consistent attitude and flexible behavior.
Effective leader should have the attitude that shows high level of concern toward people and high level of concern about the business. Also, effective leaders change behavior in order to match the readiness of others.
Level of readiness of employees fluctuates, due to constant changes of working environment. Leader should be able to recognize these changes and to undertake a proper leadership style, in order to increase flexibility and effectiveness.
In order to comprehend what effective leadership is, it is necessary to understand the following terms: Attitude, Behavior and Readiness.
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