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Situational Leadership II (SLII) is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources in the world. SLII provides leaders with a model and the tools for creating open communication and developing self-reliance in those they manage. It is designed to increase the frequency and quality of conversations about performance and development. As a result, competence is developed, commitment is gained, and talented individuals are retained. SLII is recognized as both a business language and a framework for employee development because it works across cultural, linguistic, and geographical barriers. The foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team and then use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person and the situation.

Based on the Situational Approach, answer the following questions [200-300 words]. Review Case 5.1; 5.2; and, 5.3 found on pages 110-114 Leadership pdf.

(1) Does a leader's motivation for adapting his or her leadership style have any effect on followers?
(2) Would a leader with a high concern for task differ from a leader with a high concern for relationships?

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A leader's motivation for adapting his or her leadership style has a tremendous effect on followers, due to the fact that the followers or his or her subordinates, should be the primary motivation for the leader adapting his or her style. Due to the fact that good leaders adapt their styles based on the characteristics of the followers, as well as the internal and external environmental variables affecting their followers, when a leader adapts his or her leadership style ...

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