Leadership Styles – Life Cycle Leadership

No one style is right for any leader all the time. Good leaders need the confidence to be flexible, and to adapt themselves according to the situation. The right leadership style will depend on the person or group being led.

Adjourning and Mourning: Tuckman Part 5

The group will now have delivered the task. The members can move on to new things carrying forward learning from this experience into their new work. But for that to be done successfully there is a change to be managed.

Life Cycle Leadership

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.

Managing Team Performance: Tuckman Part 4

Lead your group through the stages to achieve a good result. In Stage 4, the group are high-performing, motivated and achieve effective and satisfying results.

Managing Team Norming: Tuckman Part 3

Lead your group through the stages to achieve a good result. In Stage 3, people begin to experience a sense of group belonging and a feeling of relief that conflicts are being resolved. They are on their way to being organized so that they can achieve their goals.

Managing Storming Teams: Tuckman Part 2

The team needs to be focused on its goals to avoid becoming distracted by relationship and emotional issues. Some compromises need to be made and you need to help them find the middle ground. You need to start selling ideas and the benefits of what you are trying to do. There needs to be lots of communication. The group needs to understand the importance of the task, the processes needed and their roles. If all is going well the group will move quickly through this stage to agree some “norms” for working together.

Forming the Team: Tuckman Part 1

Understanding forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning can help you to lead, manage and facilitate teams and work groups more effectively.

How Many Leadership Styles Do You Need – Life Cycle Leadership

No one style is right for any leader all the time. Good leaders need the confidence to be flexible, and to adapt themselves according to the situation. The right leadership style will depend on the person or group being led.

Managing people – dealing with a failing employee

It is in your and their interests to give them a fair opportunity to make an improvement. Bringing an employee back on track is good for them, it is good for you and it is certainly good for the organization in terms of morale and use of resources, provided your intervention is in proportion.