Situational Leadership

Course Description

Situational Leadership is a model for developing individuals and teams over time, so they can reach their highest level of performance on specific goals. Research, conducted by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard, produced the Situational Leadership model for assisting managers in recognizing the leadership style they prefer to use and compare that with what is most useful to the people they are managing and developing.  The research shows that management/development is most effective when managers use the style that works best for their staff’s level of competence and commitment.

Situational Leadership is a process for helping people become self-motivated and self-directed.  It is a model based on the relationship between a person’s development level (competence and commitment) on specific goals and the leadership style (direction and support) the leader provides.  Effective leadership results by matching the appropriate leadership style to a person’s developmental level.

Learning Objectives

Successful completion of this course will increase your knowledge and ability to:

  • Opens up communication—increases the frequency and quality of conversation about performance and development
  • Helps individuals and teams develop competence and commitment Primary areas of focus include:
    • 1. Diagnosis/assessment of individual needs
    • 2. Flexibility in using a variety of leadership styles
    • 3. Partnering for performance in reaching clear agreements between leaders and individuals on what each needs from the other as they work together
  • Teaches people how to be both leader and learner and to partner with others in improving performance
  • Encourages and supports valuing and honoring differences

During the workshop, participants are assessed (Situational Leadership-DISC Profile) to determine their preferred leadership style.  They receive feedback, then learn a variety of styles, and practice applying different styles for different real-life situations in small groups.  Participants receive immediate coaching and feedback from the facilitators.

Course Outline- Full Day Agenda

  1. Introduction
  2. What Best Leaders Do
  3. Effective Leadership
  4. Situational Leadership Model
  5. Leadership Styles and Behaviors
  6. Development Levels & Motivators
  7. Coaching Performance
  8. Leadership Pitfalls
  9. Partnering for Performance
  10. Wrap-up

Workshop Participants

TMG considers the optimal number of participants to be 14-20 for facilitation of this workshop. A maximum of 24 is allowed.

Training Materials

A comprehensive workbook accompanies this course that serves as a reference guide for course content.

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