Learn how the behavioral leadership approach emphasizes the specific task and relational behaviors that leaders must perform. Assess your own leadership behaviors and add to your behavioral repertoire.
- My old basketball coach had … an approach I had never seen before. … He led the whole team with a consistent tone, … but when it came to each athlete, … he drove some players hard on their skills, … but he challenged others on attitude. … Have you ever worked for a boss … who went easy on some people but pushed others? … To make sense of this I'd like to talk … about the Situational Leadership Model, … created by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. … We'll look at its core parts, … and then discuss how to put it into practice. … Here are its main parts. … The model's core belief is … that no one leadership style works best in all cases. … Leaders must adapt to fit the situation. … Hersey and Blanchard narrowed … the model to four key variables. … The first two terms focus … on the leader's task and relationship behavior. … Task behavior involves the leader explaining … what to do and how to do it, so a supervisor … might give instructions and set deadlines. … A leader's relationship behavior …
- 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.