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Matching Leadership Style to Individual Development.

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1. Why does Ken Blanchard (in the SLII model) place so much emphasis on matching leadership style to individual development style?

2. How should leaders change strategy if feedback indicates a change is in order?

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1. Why does Ken Blanchard (in the SLII model) place so much emphasis on matching leadership style to individual development style? ?

Ken Blanchard places great emphasis on matching leadership style to individual development style in the Situational Leadership Model because leadership style must change according to the followers' knowledge and skills in a given task. In a situational leadership model, a leader should be able to place less or more emphasis on the task, 'and more or less emphasis on the relationship with the people he is leading, depending on what is needed to get done successfully' (Mwai, 2008). Blanchard points out that leadership styles need to reflect 'follower's level of competence ...

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This solution explains why Ken Blanchard places so much emphasis on matching leadership style to individual development style, and how leaders should change strategy if feedback indicates a change is in order. It includes references.

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