07 Dec 2021

Four Styles of Situational Leadership

To be a successful leader or a manager, one of the most crucial skills is to aptly manage your leadership techniques. To be specific, each team member has to be approached differently according to their skills and efficiency. Skill can be anything varying from technical, non-technical, or even a certain competence level required. To handle each team member effectively, the below-shared model of leadership grabs importance.

Directing: Every new employee, team member, or specialist starts with some directing. This is the stage where you tell people what they have to do and how to do it. This is the phase where leaders or supervisors are looked upon for what, when, how, where, and why. In this phase, an inexperienced person will find out what is required of them and how is it expected to be achieved. Experienced team members will quickly find their bearings and transition out of this phase.

Coaching: In this phase, an individual has already acquired some skills but is not fully developed. In addition to tasks, we also focus on supporting the individual to improve their skills and deepen their connection with their leaders.

Supporting: This phase automatically comes after the coaching phase. This is specifically when team members are already competent but inconsistent in their performance. This also reflects inconsistency towards the end goal of the organization.

Delegating: This is the end phase in which individuals have strong skills and commitment. They are able to work and progress on their own. The job of a leader here is to monitor the progress and still be part of some decisions. In this phase, a leader need not take care of tasks or responsibilities but a high level of goals and IMO providing opportunities for growth of each member of a team.

We had discussed the basic leadership styles previously. These styles are complementary to those. Ecube Training has been advising and sharing information on leadership for the past decade and is inclined to make shifts in paradigms. Please drop in your enquiry for such corporate programs.

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