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The Leadership Approach Managers Should Avoid

One-size-fits-all – using the same leadership style for everyone in a team. This is a flawed approach and should be avoided because every individual is different and should be treated as such.

In other words, at any point in a team, individuals are at different developmental levels. Hence managers should vary their style of leadership based on each individual’s developmental level. This approach, developed by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard, is known as situational leadership. (more…)

The Effect of Leadership Behaviours on Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is the extent to which employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the organization, and put discretionary effort into their work.

Employee engagement does not mean employee happiness. Someone might be happy at work, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are working hard, productively on behalf of the organization. While celebrating employees’ birthdays and providing perks are fun–and may be beneficial for other reasons–making employees happy is different from making them engaged. (more…)