Team behavior theory ( Tuckman) and leadership theories (Hershey and Blanchard, Adair) can be brought together to into a simple model to show how different Leadership styles are required across the life cycle of an activity.
At the start an activity, task or project , the individual, team or group can be confused and uncoordinated! The leader needs to be more directive; focusing on the task at hand and promoting ownership by the individual or team member and promoting their confidence. As they develop, the leader focuses on coaching to get them into the normative stage! Here it is agreed how they will behave to complete the task! There may be conflict and a leader may need a facilitative approach to lead them to resolution. As the individual or team becomes more confident and self managed the leader concentrates on leading the team overall and develops a delegating style!
This leaves most leaders with a challenge – how do I develop the competence and confidence to use a wide range of leadership styles? Working with an experienced confidence coach makes all the difference. I would like to help you. Email me now to arrange a free, half-hour, coaching session by Skype.
Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level while having a life outside work. Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between face to face coaching, and coaching and blogging on-line. Wendy is a trained confidence coach. You can contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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