Diagnosing Development: Competence vs. Commitment

The Situational Leadership® II model has three core components – setting a SMART goal with your employee, diagnosing the development level of your employee with regard to the given goal, and applying the appropriate type of leadership for the person’s development level. Today, we’ll break down the two core factors that determine the development level…

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Using SLII® Style Conversations to Align Leaders and Employees

As discussed in our previous blogs, Situational Leadership® II is a widely-used leadership model that gives leaders a framework for adapting their leadership style to the needs of individual employees. The basic premise is that leaders shouldn’t use a single style of leadership and expect the best results. Every person on your team is an…

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What are the 3 Skills a Situational Leader Must Have?

Developed by Ken Blanchard, Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) is one of the most highly regarded and widely used leadership strategies in the business world. It is a leadership model for adapting one’s style in order to get the best performance out of a given employee with a given goal or directive. Business leaders have a…

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The Big Benefits of Situational Leadership® II

Developed by Ken Blanchard, Situational Leadership® II has become one of the most widely used leadership models in the world because it helps improve employee engagement and increase employee retention. The basic principal behind SLII® is simple: different situations call for different types of leadership, even with the same employee. And it makes a lot…

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Understanding the Most Widely Utilized Leadership Models in the World

Employees want the opportunity to grow and excel. In 2016, 87% of Millennials said they felt professional development and/or career growth opportunities were very important to them. Likewise, 76% of employees viewed opportunities for career growth as a top non-financial motivator at work. But career growth is a two-way street. Employees can only learn the…

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5 Characteristics of an Effective Leader

Leadership isn’t a one-size-fits-all ability. There are many different types of effective leadership, and one style might be perfectly suited to some managers and completely ineffectual for others. That said, there are certain qualities that seem to remain consistent across all leadership styles. Five key leader characteristics that are effective leaders must possess include: Determination…

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Employees Leave Managers, Not Their Jobs

Many major studies have been conducted about employee engagement. A Gallup survey of more than 350,000 people found that only 30% of US employees are “engaged” at work. A similar study by Towers Watson of 32,000 people found that only 35% of employees are “highly engaged.” And a study out of Dale Carnegie determined that…

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Effective Leadership: An Exploration of the Statistics

Effective leadership. Every company wants it, every company looks for it, tries to train for it, and tries to hire for it. So why do 71% of businesses feel that their leaders are not able to lead their organization into the future? Part of the issue is a leadership skills gap. 10,000 Baby Boomers are…

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Happy Employees
Why Should Leaders Encourage Rest and Restoration?

At the end of 2016, over half of all full-time American employees had seven unused vacation days. When most workers only get ten days to begin with, that means that a huge part of the workforce is working way too hard. Overwork leads to health problems, disengaged workers, and high turnover rates. On the other…

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