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Elaborate on the following statement: Hersey and Blanchard (1999) proposed that situational leadership involves the leader adapting his or her particular style to a follower's stage of development or level of maturity. In other words, the actions of the leader are entirely dependent on the actions and behaviors of the follower according to the follower.

Hersey and Blanchard (1999) proposed that situational leadership involves the leader adapting his or her particular style to a followerâ??s stage of development or level of maturity. Servant leadership model it is a shared responsibility between the leader and the followers. Class, differentiate between situational leadership and servant leadership models.

Hersey, P. & Blanchard, K. (1999). Leadership and the one-minute manager. New York:
William Morrow.

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The situational leadership theory holds much weight, and has found to be highly effective. It holds that when the leader or leaders are in a group or organization, their leadership style, as suggested, is based on the basic level of maturity within the group. To be successful as a group, the leader must match his or her leadership style with the maturity present. Hersey and Blanchard based their theory on two factors: 1) the leadership style being used, and 2) the maturity of those being led. The leadership styles they developed fell into four basic categories, titled S1, S2, S3, and S4.

- S1: The leader has the most control, and pretty much dictates to the group members what they are to do, and how they will accomplish their individual tasks.
- S2: The leader retains control, but ...

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Elaborate on the following statement: Hersey and Blanchard (1999) proposed that situational leadership involves the leader adapting his or her particular style to a follower's stage of development or level of maturity. In other words, the actions of the leader are entirely dependent on the actions and behaviors of the follower according to the follower.

Hersey and Blanchard (1999) proposed that situational leadership involves the leader adapting his or her particular style to a followerâ??s stage of development or level of maturity. Servant leadership model it is a shared responsibility between the leader and the followers. Class, differentiate between situational leadership and servant leadership models.

Hersey, P. & Blanchard, K. (1999). Leadership and the one-minute manager. New York:
William Morrow.

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