In Situational Leadership we introduced four leadership styles: Telling, coaching, participating, and delegating. Hersey and Blanchard contend that choice comes down to a sense of responsibility and willingness on the part of leader and team.
In contrast, Daniel Goleman, who popularised Emotional Intelligence, identifies six styles of leadership. But, this is where the similarity ends.
Here’s why …
In The Art of Strategy we learned the importance of fully understanding a situation before even considering action. And we briefly introduced the Hersey and Blanchard model of Situational Leadership, which is about adapting leadership style according to situation.
So, the next part of our rough guide to leadership models will cover leadership styles.
Search for leadership models on Google and you’ll get about 375,000,000 results.
There’s information on the 3 levels of leadership model, situational leadership, Tuckman’s model of team development, transactional and transformational leadership, action centred leadership, and so on. Now this is a lot to take in.
So, I thought I’d save you some time and prepare a rough guide to leadership models.