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Slides to support a highly interactive training session on flexibility in management, and the need to adapt leadership style, depending on the situation and people involved.
Full training materials can be purchased for just £30 from http://www,power-hour.co.uk/trainingmaterialsshop

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Flexible leadership

  1. 1. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials Flexible Leadership
  2. 2. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 By the end of the Power Hour you will be able to: • Describe four different styles of leadership • Explain when each is useful and when it isn’t • Identify your own ‘natural style’ and specific situations when you need to adopt a different one.
  3. 3. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Different Characters, Different Qualities What do these different characters bring to the ‘Leadership’ Party?
  4. 4. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Direction and Support Directive Behaviours •Telling •One-way •Structured •Specific •Assertive •Detailed •Decisive •Uncompromising •Focussed •Determined •To-the-point •Taking control •Rescuing Supportive Behaviours •Listening •Asking •Recommending •Discussing •Persuading •Showing •Helping •Two-way •Open to change •Unhurried •Counselling •Accepting •Reflective
  5. 5. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Situational Leadership (Hersey and Blanchard)
  6. 6. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Situational Leadership Directing Style Actions that can be associated with this style are: •Provides instructions •Sets specific goals and objectives •Checks work frequently •Reinforces tasks with demonstrations or written guidelines Skills that can be associated with this style are: •Being decisive •Communicating clearly •Goal setting •Assertiveness The directing style tends to be useful: •With brand new staff •In a new situation (e.g. when implementing new procedures) •When quick, decisive action is required •When cascading down factual information from senior managers
  7. 7. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Situational Leadership Coaching Style Actions that can be associated with this style are: •Sells decisions to staff - ensures that they understand them •Praises good work •Provides feedback •Helps staff to find/see appropriate solutions to problems Skills associated with this style are: •Influencing •Giving feedback •Motivating people •Being decisive The Coaching style tends to be useful: •To develop individuals •When motivation is low •When there is no single correct way to do something •When solving a problem •When an unpopular action has to be taken
  8. 8. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Situational Leadership Supporting Style Actions that can be associated with this style are: •Involves people in decision- making •Encourages contributions and suggestions from the whole team •Keeps people informed of what is happening •Listens to the team Skills associated with this style are: •Influencing •Facilitation skills •Problem solving •Listening The supporting style tends to be useful: •With experienced staff •In potentially sensitive situations •When there is time to consider various options •When someone has lost confidence •When managing individual issues
  9. 9. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Situational Leadership Delegating Style Actions that can be associated with this style are: •Delegates responsibility for certain tasks •Empowers people •Allows risk taking and innovation •Expects people to correct their own errors Skills that can be associated with this style are: •Delegation •Coaching •Listening •Motivating people The delegating style tends to be useful: •With experienced and motivated staff •In routine situations, or where clear guidelines have been agreed and communicated •When there is time to consider various options •When risk associated with a project is low
  10. 10. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Make it Work at Work What are you going to DO as a result of this Power Hour Session?
  11. 11. Flexible Leadership Http://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training MaterialsHttp://www.power-hour.co.uk – Bite Size Training Materials 2013 Thank You These slides have been produced as an optional resource to support an interactive Bite-Size Training session on this subject. A full set of materials, including detailed Session Leader’s Guide, Delegate Workbook and supporting activities can be purchased from our Training Shop Our Training materials are licence-free, but are for use by the purchaser only. They CANNOT be passed or sold on.

Slides to support a highly interactive training session on flexibility in management, and the need to adapt leadership style, depending on the situation and people involved. Full training materials can be purchased for just £30 from http://www,power-hour.co.uk/trainingmaterialsshop

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