Is a Situational Approach Right for You and Your Leader?

44% of respondents say that the individual supervisor is the highest contributing factor to increasing employee engagement; 39% by amount of communication; 31% by change in leadership – Towers Watson, 2010 Global Workforce Survey

Unfortunately, many supervisors utilize one approach to leadership that may seem to work for them, when in reality, it is not motivating their direct report. Leaders should tailor their leadership style to the situation. Adopting this approach increases open communication and fosters a partnership between the leader and the people the leader supports and depends on. Watch this short video on how you can implement a situational approach to leading your direct reports.

To hear more about leading with a situational approach, register to watch and participate on a live webcast with Jim Atwood, Director of Government Solutions for The Ken Blanchard Companies. The webcast will be on Thursday, February 2nd at 9:00am PST followed by a live chat with Jim here on How Gov Leads.

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  1. #1 by daveca on February 1, 2012 - 7:51 am

    As a leadership coach I find many leaders meet their influence limitation (1 style) when the employee stops growing and developing, and needs the leader to be the guide. The style that helped the employee get to where they are is now no longer useful to get the employee to start growing again. This situation can be very frustrating for all concerned.

  2. #2 by Mika on February 2, 2012 - 6:07 am

    Been thinking about the situational leadership and authenticity. Is there a contradiction in trying to be as authentic as possible and still act according to the situation?

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