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Blanchard's Situational Leadership/Positional Power

1. Utilize Blanchard's Situational Leadership II on someone with whom you are familiar (it can be yourself if you choose). What is the persons development level in his/her current position? What questions should he/she ask his/her leader to prompt that person to provide the needed leadership style? How might this alter his/her positional power within the relationship?

2. How can you leverage your positional power to develop the other four points of power that Blanchard mentions?

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I chose to evaluate myself in regards to Ken Blanchard's Situational Leadership II Model. My current development level is one of moderate competence, coupled with high motivation and mediocre confidence. This puts me at Development Level 3. I would be classified as a "capable but cautious performer" ((Myers-Briggs, 2012). In order to prompt my leader to provide help for me to achieve Development Level 4, I need to help share in the decision making regarding how tasks are accomplished, to further my skill set and increase my confidence. It will be important to ask clarifying question and paraphrase the solution back to the leader to ensure my understanding. I would need to use my leader as a sounding board to ...

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This solution discusses a person's developmental level in his current position based on Blanchard's Situational Leadership II. It also discusses what questions he should ask his leader to prompt that person to provide the needed leadership style, and how this might alter his positional power within the relationship. It also discusses how to leverage positional power to develop the other four points of power Blanchard metions. Examples and APA references are included.

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