Delegation using Situational Leadership

This article summarises briefly an approach to delegation that I have found effective, based on the thinking of Kenneth Blanchard in his book Leadership and the One Minute Manager.

Delegation using situational leadership

Situational leadership suggests, as the name implies, that there is no one right way of leading (and potentially delegating), and that the right approach depends upon the situation. Different situations may call for different styles. The suggestion is there are four main ways of delegating:





The thinking extends to suggest the following:

As usual this article summarises the approach briefly for the benefit of our business leader readership. To understand the thinking more fully please read Leadership and the One Minute Manager.