Being a good manager isn’t good enough!

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We are all good at managing in some situations, regardless of whether we have “Manager” in our title or not. Management Training is about helping us become flexible managers, because the real art of management is about being able to manage in the full range of different situations, with all of their idiosyncrasies. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard explored this concept in great depth and developed their now well known Situational Leadership model. Whist their [...]

Management – The Delegating Style

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In previous blogs we described the four styles which Hersey & Blanchard described using their Situational Leadership model which they labelled S1-S4. In this blog we want to focus on the S4 “Delegating” style and how this might link to someone’s management training needs. Firstly let’s refresh our understanding of the S4 style. S4: Participating Style With this style, as with S3, the behaviour is relationship focused. However two-way communication now becomes critical to the [...]

Management – The Participating Style

Jon Davies Righttrack

In previous blogs, we described the four styles which Hersey & Blanchard described using their Situational Leadership model which they labelled S1-S4, in this blog we want to focus on the S3 “Participating” style and how this might link to someone’s management training needs. Firstly let’s refresh our understanding of the S3 style. S3: Participating Style With this style, the behaviour is relationship focused, unlike S1 & S2, communication is encouraged and the process promotes [...]

Management – The Selling Style

Jon Davies Righttrack

In previous blogs we described the four styles which Hersey & Blanchard described using their Situational Leadership model which they labelled S1-S4. In this blog I want to focus on S2 “Selling” style and how this might link to someone’s management training needs. Firstly I’d like to refresh understanding of the S2 style. S2: Selling Style With this style the behaviour is task focused but unlike S1, communication invites a dialogue sooner than simply being [...]

Management – The Telling Style

Jon Davies Righttrack

You will recall from an earlier blog, “Being a good manager isn’t good enough!” that Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard developed the well known Situational Leadership model which is widely referred to in management training.  They described two types of behaviour, task and relationship, and four styles relating to different situations in which a leader/manager might find themselves. In the previous blog, the four styles which Hersey & Blanchard labelled S1-S4 were described  and in this [...]