LEADERSHIP TERMS EXERCISE/HANDOUT
What do the following words/phrases conjure up in your mind in the context of leadership?
• servant leadership
• leading from the back of the line
• drawing on your “trust” account
• leading by example
• process vrs. Task
behavioural: leadership on a continuum (autocratic, abdocratic, democratic*) situational
Situational Leadership Model (Hersey & Blanchard)
Successful leaders are those who can adapt their behaviour to meet the demands of the situation.
The shifting focus on task and relationship (direction and interpersonal support) is a reflection of the
maturity of the working relationship/group.
S1 Emphasis on task allows follower to feel comfortable in a role, clear that there is a structure in
place and that direction will be given.
S2 Emphasis shifts to equal balance of task and relationship as leader tries to have followers begin
to take ownership for goal.
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