Criticism of Situational Leadership Model




Situational Leadership
Knowledge Center

Translate

Forum
18
Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom

Criticism of Situational Leadership Model

For me Hersey-Blanchard have, badly, mixed the Managerial Grid and the Tannenbaum-Schmidt Continuum.
Some descriptions are illogical:
  1. Coaching is not a management ‘style’ and doesn't correlate with “Telling”. I consider that the 'Manager' role includes leading (management activities are to do with the task aspects [planning, organising &c.] while leading activities are to do with the people aspects [communicating, motivating &c.] These need to be balanced (Blake-Mouton, Adair et al).
  2. Although the SL model does distinguish between "low", "some" and "high" competence, it doesn't distinguish trained workers from experienced workers. The S1 aspect relates to Trained Worker Standard but the S2/3 aspects seem confused over the Experienced Worker Standard.
    TRAINED WORKER STANDARD is when the person has been trained and is 'competent' in how to do 'it' while concentrating on and thinking about 'it' but not yet sufficiently practised/experienced to do it "unthinkingly".
    EXPERIENCED WORKER STANDARD. When the person has the full (kinesthetic-'muscle sense) 'feel' of 'it' they are at the Experienced Worker Standard. In this sense it refers to physical activities but the concept is also applicable to thinking (managerial, management, leadership) activities in which routines and processes are carried out as a matter of "second nature". For example sub-consciously adapting ones behaviour to the situation and the experience of the person you are working (managing-leading) with.
 

Rating

 
1
Michael Horwitz
Professor, United States
 

Analyzing Readiness is not a Problem with SL

I’m not sure I understand how you describe a problem with SL. Trained versus experienced only matte... Sign up

 
1
Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Competence Subcategories Missing in Situational Leadership?

@Michael Horwitz: The extent to which a person is competent (you call this readiness) or not is one ... Sign up

 
2
Michael Horwitz
Professor, United States
 

Readiness in Situational Leadership is Key

The first step in the SL model is to determine readiness (not competence) of the follower, which is ... Sign up

 
0
Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

SL Model Dissonances

@Michael Horwitz: Concerns: 1. There are several variations on the style label referents. 2. "Is t... Sign up

 
3
Steve G
 

Blanchard Leadership Theory is Correct

Most of the comments on shortcomings of the theory reflect the authors failure to understand the the... Sign up

 
0
Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Correct Concerns

@Steve G: I agree with all of your points. It is because I do not understand the theory, as describ... Sign up

 
1
Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Limitations of Situational Leadership Model

One more limitation (criticism) of SL is an obvious one, but must not be overlooked. In the SL m... Sign up

   

More on Situational Leadership:
Summary
DIscussion Topics
Commitment in Situational Leadership
Preferred Management Style for Professionals?
Is Situational Leadership Innate in Good Managers?
Situational Leadership Activities and Games
👀Criticism of Situational Leadership Model
Definition of Job Maturity and Psychological Maturity in SLT
Little Research to Backup Situational Leadership
We Naturally Regress to our Dominant Leadership Style!
Situational Followership
In Situational Leadership, the Leader Determines the Situation
Is Situational Leadership Depending on Generation of Followers?
Practical Situational Leadership Examples
Situational Leadership & Performance Rating
Leadership Style for a New Institution
🔥Use of Situational Leadership by Teachers
Preferred TEAM Management Style?
Special Interest Group

Do you know a lot about Situational Leadership? Become our SIG Leader

Situational Leadership
Knowledge Center



About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
© 2023 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V16.0 - Last updated: 29-1-2023. All names ™ of their owners.