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Situational leadership style was created by professor and author Dr. Paul Hersey and author Ken Blanchard, the Situational Leadership Model is a theory of business leadership that promotes the benefits of combining a range of managerial styles to cater to different people within the same organization.
Why do you describe yourself as situational?
Situational - I think one style wont work as need to we wear different hats based on the situation.
i do describe myself as "situational" cause i do decide how to act depending on the given situation and depending on the people who are involved in this given situation.
I was not aware of this formal definition of "situational management", but as a long time experienced manager i do know about the different management styles and how to apply them in the given situation.
Most important from my perspective is, that you has to be hones and authentic and respectful of course.
Mostly this will be recognized and honored by the affected parties.
As a PM - Situational and here is why... every one has its own motivations, personality, experience, culture...etc therefore each person respond differently to the leader style. A good leader knows his/her team and stakeholders and adapt the style to be most effective in influencing them.
As a professor - transformational for obvious reasons...
Autocratic, what's up with this question about my style? ; )
Lots of models and terms out there, but for me, like Blake and Mouton, this tends to boil down to balancing between mission and people as the situation dictates. At rest and all other things being equal, I tend to be more of a playing coach seeking input and review from the team. I prefer open and honest communication, challenging individuals to grow, and matching work member's strengths/weaknesses when possible.
However, depending on organizational goals or an individual's performance and/or behavior, I can adjust my style as necessary.
Situational. All the management theories address flexibility, including social styles which teaches you to evaluate and adapt to the style the (message) receiver needs.
Servant + Situational
Working with a cross-functional team that currently is comprised of a mix of customer, business, and technical representatives require the leader to be situational. Along with the broad cultural demographics that the technical teams bring to the table means that your style needs to adapt on a case by case basis.
I think at the start of any project/task etc, all leaders are situational. They assess the environment that they are working in, the team members and chemistry, and the project/task itself. As it progresses, leaders should fluidly move between styles.
I'm situational, as it should be.
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