Analysis Of The Situational Leadership Theory

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The ability to trust is a third strength I like to use to my advantage. In the Situational Leadership Theory, there are multiple styles. Daft (2014) states, “The fourth style, the entrusting style, provides little direction and little support because the leader turns over responsibility for decisions and their implementation to subordinates” (p. 17). I have found that when you show that you trust your more experienced subordinates, they appreciate and respect you more as a supervisor. This trust and respect relationship makes for a better work environment, and ultimately leads to faster production and better quality control throughout the life of a project. While there are many ways to capitalize on your own strengths, weaknesses are not as apparent, and can have an amplified effect on the effectiveness of your own leadership. My first and most obvious weakness is my reluctance to change. In the construction industry, things change extremely fast, and employees move from project to project. When new employees cycle through, it is tough to change leadership styles because we get so used to working with the same team. Situational leadership is …show more content…
Following along with the Situational Leadership Theory, better relationships with subordinates results in a better understanding of their needs, and creates a more personalized experience for them. Cubero (2007) states, “In a sense the relationship between worker and manager becomes individualized under a situational leadership model, which leads to the potential for improved equality in the workplace” (p. 354). Being able to step outside my comfort zone and build relationships, would greatly improve my ability to understand the needs of subordinates, and result in a more positive workplace where employees feel appreciated and in tune with the goals of the

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