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3 Characteristics of Situational Leadership

Author: Mark Firth/Wednesday, April 3, 2019/Categories: Blogs

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Flexibility: Leadership changes according to the requirements of the group or organization, and successful leaders are able to be flexible and adapt their style of leadership to the level of maturity of the group that they’re trying to lead.

Directing: Situational leadership will be high on the “directive” aspect when the subordinates are not sufficiently developed and need constant supervision. Here, the leader gives specific instructions about what the goals are, and exactly how the goals need to be achieved.

Coaching: If the situation demands it, the leader will also coach their team. This is an extension of the directive approach; the leader still provides detailed instructions but they also focus on encouraging the subordinates, soliciting inputs, and explaining why they have made certain decisions.


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