A leader’s style has a direct impact on others. Successful leaders adjust their leadership style based on what’s needed by others. The Situational Leadership Model, developed by Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey, identifies four leadership styles: Directing, Coaching, Supporting and Delegating. Each style varies in the amount of directive and supportive behaviors used by the leader according to the employee’s development level and/or the employee’s willingness and ability to perform the task.
Learn more in the Becoming an Adaptable Leader job aid.