(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
THE workplace is filled with varied situations that need to be managed differently. Using the most appropriate leadership style based on the situation will help achieve a high performance level of work. This is called situational leadership.
Situational leadership, according to Associate Professor T. Vasudevan, managing director of Global Dynamic Management Training, is a combination of relationship and task behaviours between a leader and the subordinates in the workplace.
The aim, he says, is to get the subordinates into readiness for positive work response.
"The situational leadership model explains the combination of relationships and task behaviour that is expressed by the superior to get a positive …