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Hi Everyone,
The four leadership styles
1) Leadership by Direction
2) Leadership by Seduction
3) Leadership by Association
4) Leadership by Delegation
The above leadership styles are described in “Count Your Chickens before they Hatch” by Arindam Chaudhuri.
Let us have discussions on the above leadership styles on the various situations we have come across in our life.
Every point discussed here will be valuable information & a wonderful guide for aspiring Leaders.
Let us have a healthy discussion……

Dear Vina,

Let me know the details you require in this regard

In life, we would have come across various situations in which we are required to apply any of the 4 leadership either in single or in combination to handle the situation.

Let us discuss any of the instances, in which we came across these things in our life,,,

Hi!

Although, I have not read the book “Count Your Chickens before they Hatch” by Arindam Chaudhuri referred by you. With due respects to Arindam Chaudhuri, to my knowledge, this model is very much akin to the Situational leadership model suggested by Hersey and Blanchard.

Basically, they have suggested 4 styles in terms of the amount of Task Behavior and Relationship Behavior that the leader provides to their followers.

They categorized all leadership styles into four behavior types, which they named S1 to S4: These styles need to be adopted based on the maturity level of the persons you are dealing with.

S1: Telling - is characterized by one-way communication in which the leader defines the roles of the individual or group and provides the what, how, when, and where to do the task

S2: Selling - while the leader is still providing the direction, he or she is now using two-way communication and providing the socioemotional support that will allow the individual or group being influenced to buy into the process.

S3: Participating - this is now shared decision making about aspects of how the task is accomplished and the leader is providing less task behaviors while maintaining high relationship behavior.

S4: Delegating - the leaders is still involved in decisions; however, the process and responsibility has been passed to the individual or group. The leader stays involved to monitor progress.

Kindly note, adopting and sticking to a particular style is dangerous as no one style is considered optimal for all leaders. Effective leaders need to be flexible, and must adapt themselves according to the situation. Often, it is the mix of the styles which have proved to yield the desired results.

Moreimportantly, the above forms heart of the book - "One Minute Manager" which continues to be one of the best sellers even today...

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2010.

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