Grand Canyon University Human Resources Discussion

please respond to the following as a peer making a comment on the discussion. Health care leaders who use a situational leadership approach embrace the idea that different situations call for different leadership styles. Situational leaders examine the tasks before them and determine which leadership approach makes the most sense. For example, when staff members are learning a new task for which they have limited skills, situational leaders may give many orders but also offer a lot of support. However, when staff members need to handle tasks for which they are highly skilled, a situational leader may delegate responsibilities and offer minimal guidance and support. This is how leaders can use different strengths of team members to best support the dynamic of the team.

Additionally, situational leadership encompasses four general leadership approaches that are essential in a patient-centered care team:

1) Telling. Leaders give directives about what to do and how to do it.

2) Selling. Leaders convince people to buy into their visions by interacting with them and selling their ideas.

3) Participating. Leaders encourage individuals to get involved by sharing their ideas and engaging in the decision-making process.