March 04, 2016

Situational Leadership–First PMA reflection

According to the Situational leadership theory, leader' style and behaviour should change with the situation, so being task oriented, instead of relationship oriented can be very useful in some situations. At the end there is not good or wrong style, everything depends.

This theory, although no perfect, make leaders think about the application of different behaviours with different people, for example, I am somehow just starting my job as a waitress, I am an incompetent with positive attitude, I make many mistakes, so the best leader behaviour here is one telling me what to do and showing me how things should be done. With the time, I will get more experience and I wont need such a directive leader style.

This theory answer my question of why I had to be more directive with somepeople than with others and the point is that every person is different, with different degree of experience, confidence or skills, so the way of working with each of them should be different.

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