Process - Based Leadership Vs. Situational Leadership
Dattatreya, HR Consultant, India, Member
Our understanding on leadership needs to include:
1. Process-based leadership: which simply means there are leaders who practice 4 basic leadership processes - envisioning, enabling, empowering and energizing and related skills. These leaders retain their positions at a level where they can influence followers and direct the energies of followers.
2. Situational leadership: different situations demand different talents and abilities. Here people will emerge as leaders whose abilities and talents are most appropriate for those situation.
The process - based leaders leaders have capability to assess the appropriate talent of the followers and provide them with the opportunities(situations) to play their leaders' roles.
The first 4 styles listed in primal leadership talk more about process - based leaders.