This assignment is based on the Situational Leadership theory. As noted by Hersey, Blanchard, and Johnson (2008), there is no one best way to influence people. The leadership style a person should use with individuals or groups in a certain situation depends on the performance readiness levels of the people the leader is attempting to influence and the power needed to set in motion the resolution for that situation.
Examine your problem, issue, or conflict and determine follower readiness and the leadership style that needs to be used in resolving the situation. Specifically, describe performance readiness, the leadership style, and the power base that drives the style, such that the necessary situational use of the leadership style and power are apparent. Be sure to note sources of power and determine whether the sources need to be developed. Describe how you would attain the necessary power to augment your leadership style and performance readiness to resolve the situation.
Next, apply this information to your problem, issue, or conflict. Describe how the information fits your problem, issue, or conflict and will assist in its resolution. Support your conclusions with well-cited statements.
In addition, answer the following questions:
- What is the follower readiness level?
- What is the leadership style you propose to resolve the situation?
- What is the power base required to implement your resolution?
- How does the power base need to be developed?
- How would you attain the necessary power to augment your selected leadership style?
- How will the performance readiness of the followers be enhanced by the selected leadership style and your empowerment?
- How does the application of your selected leadership style and power base resolve your problem, issue, or conflict?
Finally, this paper will be enhanced by your use of references from the course or those you find in the library. Examine your textbooks and the articles noted in the readings to see if any helpful information can be employed in this write-up, in the form of citations supporting your statements or insights related to the theory or model application. For example, your textbook Management of Organizational Behavior: Leading Human Resources has numerous chapters on situational leadership, follower readiness, and the impact of power. Both textbooks, Management of Organizational Behavior: Leading Human Resources and Quantum Leadership: Advancing Innovation, Transforming Health Care, have numerous chapters that discuss leadership styles and models. Use your course readings and the library to make this a scholarly work.
Submit your answers in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document.
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