Learn the way leaders can adapt their approach depending on the situation they face. Hershey and Blanchard gave us this classic leadership model that fits a leader's response to the circumstances.
- It was the 1950's, the dominant school of thought … on leadership was still the traits approach, … the idea that some people were just born leaders … and the rest of us were out of luck. … But out of this all-or-nothing approach, … a discontent group of researchers from Ohio State … and the University of Michigan charted a new course. … They opened the doors for the behavioral approach … to leadership that showed how leadership was about learnable … skills that anybody could improve. … Let's fast forward to the 21st century to take a look … at what the behavioral approach is all about. … We'll discuss its core principles … and then talk about how you can use it today. … We'll start with its core principles. … These researchers studied how leaders' actions … directly influenced the performance of their followers. … They found two groupings of leadership behaviors. … The first category is all about task-driven behaviors. … We call these task oriented or production centered leaders. … These leaders initiate the structures employees follow. …
- Summarize the advantages of an autocratic leadership style.
- Recognize the disadvantages of a democratic leadership style.
- Identify the characteristics of a servant leader.
- Determine when the inclusive leadership style should be implemented.
- List the five characteristics of authentic leaders.