Situational Theory

Leadership Definition: 

Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible.

Situational Theory Definition

This theory looks into the characteristics of people working under a leader to find out what kind of behaviour that leader has. The whole point of this theory was to show that different leadership styles are needed for different employers. If skills are lower, then a different leadership style will need to be undertaken than if the employees were very skillful and able to get on with most tasks themselves. (Hersey and Blanchard)

Key Learning Points

  1. What is the Definition for Leadership?
  2. Describe the Situational Leadership Theory?