- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Warner Books; Fourth Edition edition (March 1, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446513423
- ISBN-13: 978-0446513425
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #464,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Obviously, the unskilled and unmotivated person requires the most effort, as a manager will need to spell out in detail subtasks and ensure each subtask is accomplished. More subtle but no less important is the management of your skilled and motivated team members. Failing to acknowledge the achievements or to trust their competency could also lead to problems, perhaps even worse because a manager depends upon their superstars in a crunch.
I'm not a big fan of the hypothetical dialogue the author has chosen to illustrate workplace relevance, but it serves to introduce topics well and make them clear, if not obvious. Properly studied and boiled down to a few chapters, this has a place in anyone's management library.
The Situational Leader by Paul Hersey proposes that one style of leadership doe not work for every employee, that the successful leader must adapt to an employee's skill level, confidence level, willingness to do different tasks and carry out assignments. He calls this the employee's readiness level, and he divides them into quadrants: S1 Telling, S2 Selling, S3 Participating, and S4 Delegating.
For quadrants 1 and 4 he suggests using low levels of support. This should not be considered authoritarianism, it means that the employee at the S1 level needs direction that focuses on getting the task done or the skill learned, not on how he or she feels. The employee in S4 needs little direction and no support other than the boss' backing. Stroking will not work with this employee who would probably be suspicious of such behavior. Doing the job well is reward enough.
As the S1 employee increases her confidence level, skill level, and willingness, the boss needs to give more support through encouragement. The boss still supervises the employee. The next step is to get the employee to S3 by allowing her to direct the project, but is there to offer the same amount of encouragement as in S2.Read more ›
"The Situational Leadership® Model is arguably the most widely utilized leadership training and development program in the world. Doctor Paul Hersey, creator of Situational Leadership®, has spent a lifetime studying and examining Human Behavior. Professor Hersey is an internationally known author, educator, keynote speaker and is the founder of the Center for Leadership Studies. The Center for Leadership Studies and Dr. Hersey's Situational Leadership® training program have touched the lives of more than 14 million leaders and managers around the world."
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I was looking for this book for quite sometime. This is something very simple & quite applicable practically. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pradeep S Mahajan
Good book on basic leadership principles. Good quick read that all leaders should take a look at.Published 18 months ago by samurai
Just what I was looking for. Book was in good condition. Read thru it over the weekend. Worth the purchase.Published on April 13, 2014 by Kristi A Dykstra
I'm using it to write my dissertation. Its a very good read and provides a lot of useful information. I'm happy with the purchase.Published on June 21, 2013 by Billy J. Hill
Gives good examples of the different styles of leadership and how to treat/act the different characters. Good read for individuals in managerial/supervisor roles.Published on March 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer