Situational Leadership®

Designed to be the most practical and effective tool for on-the-job use

Leaders can adapt their behaviors to meet the performance needs of individuals or groups by using the Situational Leadership® Model. This is a timeless, repeatable framework that allows them to match their behaviors with the needs of their target group.

What is it Situational Leadership®?

When leaders attempt to influence others, they can use Situational Leadership® model, a practical, repeatable method. Clearly defining the task or objective that needs to be completed is the first step in the process. Furthermore, both the leader and the follower get a sense of a follower’s readiness to perform based on the task. Leaders choose styles or approaches based on their alignment (e.g., empowerment? guidance? collaboration?) to increase their chance of success.

Four Core Competencies

The Four Core Competencies of Situational Leadership® theory, refer to a set of skills that effective leaders should possess in order to effectively lead and support their team or organization. These competencies include the ability to diagnose an individual’s performance readiness, adapt their leadership style based on the needs of the situation and the individual, communicate effectively with their team, and manage the movement towards higher performance.

The Situational Leadership® model is based on the idea that the most effective leadership style will depend on the readiness of the individual or team being led. The model identifies four levels of readiness:

  1. R1: Unskilled and Unconsciously Incompetent
  2. R2: Unskilled and Consciously Incompetent
  3. R3: Skilled and Consciously Competent
  4. R4: Skilled and Unconsciously Competent

The leader’s job is to diagnose the readiness level of the individual or team and then adapt their leadership style to match the needs of the situation. This may involve providing more support and guidance for individuals who are less skilled and less confident, while providing more autonomy and delegation for those who are more skilled and confident.

Effective communication is also an important aspect of situational leadership®. The leader should be able to clearly articulate their expectations and provide feedback in a way that is understandable and accepted by the team. Finally, the leader should be able to manage the progress towards higher performance by setting goals, providing resources and support, and helping the team to overcome any obstacles or challenges that may arise.

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The Benefits of Situational Leadership®

  • Ensures a common language of performance
  • Multidirectional influence is taken into account
  • Assesses employee performance based on task specificity rather than typecasting
  • Allows leaders to effectively drive behavior change
  • Accelerates the pace and quality of employee development
  • Teaches leaders to accurately interpret and effectively respond to their environment

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Situational Leadership® Courses

In addition to building leaders, this course teaches them how to motivate and engage their team members, which can improve employee retention and satisfaction.
This course teaches learners how to develop a better understanding of taking charge, as well as of leadership and how it impacts both the success of the organization and its engagement
The cause of this situational leadership course, is to help the individuals provide an iterative progression of targeted and intentional opportunities for case study application, coaching skill practice and feedback.
This DOOR training program gives situational leaders the tools, resources, and support they need to effectively adapt their leadership style.

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