The Situational Leadership Model
Remember: as a manager you must adapt your leadership based on 2 dimensions.
1) How much directions and control you provide,
2) How much support and encouragements you give.
Adapt your style based on each individual's situation for a certain skill and accelerate their journey through the learning curve!
There are 4 key situations that every individual goes through while learning a new skill:
S1 = someone is starting to learn a new skill and requires high directions and low support.
S2 = while starting to experience the first difficulties and making the first steps, the person will need high directions and a lot of support to keep going.
S3 = the person is accumulating experience and progressively improving their level of competence, but are not yet confident enough to work independently, so provide less directions and high support.
S4 = the expert, provide low directions and low support.
Share this vocabulary with your teams, it will trigger fruitful discussions!