Organizational Performance Group Leading Organizations

Leadership is the process of motivating or energizing others to work together collaboratively to accomplish great things.

In simple terms, a situational leader is one who can adopt different leadership styles depending on the situation. Research shows that there are four concepts that powerful situational leaders understand and utilize:

  • Taxonomy of Leadership Styles
  • Effectiveness Criteria
  • Situational Factors
  • Time- and Development-Driven Models

In this workshop, you will explore your leadership style based on your intended actions through a set of cases. These cases are chosen carefully, as part of a normative model of leadership styles developed by Professor Victor Vroom and his associates at Yale University, to reveal how you vary your choices over different kinds of challenges faced by leaders. This set of cases (or a comparable set) has been given to over 200,000 managers working in different organizations and in different parts of the globe.

Vroom’s models of leadership have been featured in management books for over 35 years. During that period of time, they have evolved based on research conducted in several different countries. This workshop connects Vroom’s model, the cases used, and a discussion of the four situational leadership quadrants to help you determine the best ways to use your leadership style to increase the development level of your staff, as defined by competence, commitment, confidence, and motivation to perform a particular task without supervision.


As a result of the Situational Leadership workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to apply the four key concepts to the eleven situational factors
  • Learn different ways of using groups to make decisions, depending on your objectives and context
  • Receive a detailed analysis of your decision-making style and suggestions for expanding your repertoire of styles (available to participants in the long version of the workshop)
  • Practice managing in different ways
  • Apply your learning to a situation you are confronting now

AUDIENCE: High and mid-level leaders and managers