Situational leadership allows an individual to adopt different leadership styles depending on the situation. Blanchard and Hersey (1977), produced a model for situational leadership, which allows you to analyze the needs of the situation an individual is dealing with and then adopt the most appropriate style of leadership.
How can situational leadership ensure that a team of healthcare professionals (i.e. a team of nurses) are enabled and supported to deliver effective care through this style of leadership?
1. How can situational leadership ensure that a team of healthcare professionals (i.e. a team of nurses) are enabled and supported to deliver effective care through this style of leadership?
According to an article published by Nursing Standard it stated , “Another trait that sets leaders apart…they must be able to recognize their weaknesses and to build on their strengths to over come them to look to what they can do rather than what they can’t.” The ability of a leader to stand apart from the counterpart organizations is to be confident in his/her success, but never under-mind the amount of power or clout an organization may hold. This kind of mind-set/mental state could destroy the leadership base from which the organization was created from the base upward (Anglin, n.d, attached for convenience)
In this sense, a team of nurses is enabled to effectively use their strengths to deliver effective care through application of four leadership styles of a situational leader. For example, Meyer (2002, as cited …