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What effect do situational-specific factors have on effective leadership? How do contingency factors affect the effectiveness of leadership styles? Give some examples if possible.

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This article discusses the theory of self-leadership in more organic, decentralized organizations. The authors' suggest that self-leadership is not always possible or the best option, so they have developed a contingency model of leadership and psychological empowerment. This model would indicate when self-leadership is appropriate based on context. The authors' suggest that psychological empowerment is a cognitive state that can be determined by the individual's environment. Self-leadership involves the individual being self-motivated and self-directed. In short, the self-leader does not need an inspirational leader to motivate and guide their behavior and the realization of work tasks. The authors' provide a model that determines, based on situation, what leadership style should be used. The authors provide a list of key contingency factors: Low follower development, high follower development, high urgency, low urgency, unstructured, structured, etc. Based on the demands of the situation, the appropriate leadership style can be applied. In certain circumstances the follower can be empowered and self-leading.

Based on the authors' premise, certain factors can impact the leadership style that should be used. These factors include the level of the follower's capabilities (low or high ...

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