One needs to face a number of situations on daily basis in a business organization. However if you are a leader or striving to be one, then your day of work may seem incomplete without being in a typical and challenging situation. The situations that a leader comes across can relate to any matter from the budget preparation to the approaching board meeting, thus one can easily regard ‘situations’ as the building block of leadership. Well, keeping in view the importance of different situations in a leader’s life, a new concept of ‘Situational Leadership’ has emerged recently.
Situational leadership is a management style developed by two of the most renowned management gurus Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. They tend to explain that there is no sure-shot style of leadership that makes a leader and his organization successful, it is in fact the ability of a leader to adapt to varied situations arising in business that make him stand out of the crowd. Thus a leader has to be fully prepared in order to face every possible situation- challenging, traumatic, profitable and surprising in order to perform his task with perfection all the time.
The job of a leader may not necessarily be officially determined and thus the upcoming situations and future circumstances test a leader’s leadership abilities. Thus an organization or the leader himself must always create or find situations where the leader can strive to achieve perfection, excellence and success. The situations posing such challenges can be found both within or outside the organization and it is in fact the duty of the leader to always look for such circumstances that test his patience and determination.
A leader is someone who has the ability to influence the behavior of others and inspires them to perform within the best of their abilities. Thus the success or a failure of a leader would depend entirely on the performance of his/her followers or subordinates. Thus a situation where leaders can strive for excellence and success could range from a number of cases. Firstly, a situation where employees are to be introduced to a new payroll system which might not to be taken dearly by them is where a leader’s real test of patience and leadership quality comes in picture. Resistance to change by employees and workers is a common feature of all the business organizations and a leader with wisdom and knowledge would always find an amicable way to get the best results out of such situations.
Secondly, a situation where leader is made the in charge of introducing a new line of product at the least possible cost can be extremely challenging. The leader in such a situation has to exercise lot of tools for making this task possible such as team work, communication, resource management and employee motivation etc. and thus it is an ideal situation where a leader’s true leadership qualities can be examined. Under such circumstances, leaders strive to achieve the best for their followers and a huge amount of profits for their organization which means a win-win situation for all the participants.
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