Situational Leadership

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Situational Leadership states that there is no particular approach to an individual situation. When a leader performs a task each task require a different leadership style. Situational Leader always understands the current situation and performs action according to the situation. They are flexible with handling any type of situations. The problem handling style may change variably according to the needs in the particular organization.
Situational Leaders have the definite maturity level to handle any type of situation by reviewing the answers from the team members. This style of approach has designed with four main tasks:
1. Guiding
2. Coaching
3. Helping
4. Delegating
The attitude and behavior of the Situational Leaders must be associated with the team members and the task. They take decisions in keeping the priority of the tasks, amount of effort by the followers given and match the correct decision style.
1. Guiding
The main objective of the leaders is guiding the followers or team members properly to complete the high priority task at correct time. When the followers find difficult in analyzing the solution to a problem then leaders stand and direct them to the right solution.
In case of any fault from the followers then leader is responsible. He supervises his followers very closely and communicates with the team members regularly. He takes the right decision and completes the task at the correct time.
2. Coaching
Coaching is very important when performing a new task. The team members will have interest in doing the new task but lack of ability in performing new task. Leaders define the roles and responsibilities to each follower so that they focus on their relevant tasks.
Leader also gets ideas and suggestions from the team member and takes necessary decisions. By the proper coaching from the leader, the followers gain the proper support and knowledge to help them in preparing for the upcoming tasks.
3. Helping
Supportive Leader helps the team members when they have the right ability to do the task committed. They provide a moral support to the team member because they are technically strong but may lack interest in doing the task.
By the moral support and motivation from the Leader the team member performs the task without any disturbance. A Leader not only provides coaching but also shows what is the right path to be taken at the right time. Leaders give good comments and praise them when performing the tasks correctly.
4. Delegating
Leaders always stand in the first place in taking the high level decisions and solving problems in critical situations. The team member will also have necessary control in execution of the tasks.
The follower reports about the task routine to the Leader regularly. The execution of the tasks is mainly done only by the supporters. The Leader always monitors and encourages the follower. They provide  proper recognition to the supporters in all the situations.

 

 

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