Effective Leadership Behaviors
are easy to understand,though perhaps requiring effort to perform consistently.
Kouzes and Posner have develop a straight forward series of leadership practices(behaviors)
These 5 practices line up well with leadership characteristics and traits.
Situational Leadership also relies on a few key behaviors. However Situational Leadership is really more effective management than leadership as it focuses on a small part of the overall picture.
Situational leadership is a good adaptation of manager to follower, in terms of assessing where the follower is on a particular task. This aligns with one part of contributing to a high quality leader member exchange.
Blanchard and Hersey developed a 4 part model:
- when an employee is new to a task or job
- the stage in which the employee is doing the task but tentatively
- employee knows the task but lacks some confidence
- employee is up to speed and can handle the job
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