“Situational Leadership proposes that there is no single ‘best’ style of leadership. Effective Leadership is task-relevant, and the most successful leaders are those who adapt their leadership style to the maturity of the individual or group they are attempting to lead or influence. Effective leadership varies, not only with the person or group that is being influenced, but it also depends on the task, job, or function that needs to be accomplished.” (Hersey, P. and Blanchard, K. H. 1977)
1. Preview this video and the PDF–expanding on Situational Leadership
2. Review your most recent job and choose ONE of the following situations:
Analyze the relationship between you and your most recent supervisor.
Analyze the relationship between you and your most recent direct report.
3. Using the concepts of Situational Leadership, evaluate which level of development and which level of leadership are being applied to the situation.
4. Give two examples of how the leader can modify their behavior to effectively assist the employee.
This assignment requires self-reflection, analysis of your current company.
Limit the assignment to 800 words; it is important to practice being concise while still explaining complex concepts.
This paper has four distinct sections; label those as Introduction, Experience, Application, and Conclusion.
INTRODUCTION: Provide a brief overview to the concept of Situational Leadership and introduce the main points (the header themes) of your paper.
EXPERIENCE: Describe your most recent experience as a manager or employee in relation to the levels of development and leadership styles presented in Situational Leadership.
APPLICATION: Give two examples that display the leadership/development styles. Discuss how the leader could adapt in these examples to more effectively develop the employee.
CONCLUSION: Summarize your experience and application.
REFERENCE PAGE: Be sure to cite any articles, videos, or other reference material appropriately in order to receive full credit.
APA format is required.