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Situational leadership is type of leadership skills whereby the leader/manager analyses a need according to a particular need or situation and makes decision using the most appropriate leadership style.
Its a powerful tool which can enable an individual to be more effective in influencing others. It enables leaders to comprehend the relationship between an effective style of leadership and the level of readiness and willingness of the group that he/she leads.
It is applicable in situation where the manger needs to adjust his/her leadership style to suit the development level of the followers or group he/she is trying to influence.
It can be applied in the following functions of management:
3. Participating and support
4. Research and development
In situations where a manager uses a situational leadership model, he/she creates capability to deal with wide range of people in the organization thereby creating a more innovative and employee-centric organization through the level of direct contact with the staff or employees.
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