Blanchard's SLII

Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources in the world. SLII provides leaders with a model and the tools for creating open communication and developing self-reliance in those they manage. It is designed to increase the frequency and quality of conversations about performance and development. As a result, competence is developed, commitment is gained, and talented individuals are retained.

The purposes of Situational Leadership® II are to...

  1. Open up communication - increase the frequency and quality of conversation about performance and development
  2. Help others develop competence and commitment
  3. Teach others how to provide their own direction and support
  4. Value and honour differences

The programme enables delegates to appreciate:

  • The needs of their direct reports or others that they need to undertake a task for them, through diagnosing their development level. Development Level is a combination of two factors: Competence – the individual’s demonstrated task-specific and transferable knowledge and skills on a goal or task; and Commitment the individual’s motivation and confidence on a goal or task. Development Level is goal or task specific. It is not an overall rating of an individual’s skills or attitude.
  • What they need to do individually or collectively as a management team to ‘get the best’ out of them by choosing appropriate leadership style. Leadership style is a pattern of behaviours leaders use, over time, as perceived by others. There are two basic leadership style behaviours: Directive Behaviour – telling and showing people what to do, when to do it, how to do it and providing frequent feedback on results; and Supportive Behaviour – listening, facilitating self-reliant problem solving, encouraging, praising, and involving other in decision making.

The programme is designed to be highly participative and focused around making a difference in the business longer term as a result of a limited approach to people management.

The key improvements the business should feel as a result of the implementation of Situational Leadership® II are:-

  • Improvement performance management for team leaders and team members
  • Effective communication

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