question 2 16
Fiedlerâ€™s Contingency Theory of Leadership was designed to enable leaders to diagnose both leadership style and organizational situation. The cornerstone of Fiedlerâ€™s theory is the extent to which the leaderâ€™s style is relationship-oriented or task-oriented. A relationship-oriented leader is concerned with people. They establish mutual trust and respect and listen to employeesâ€™ needs. A task-oriented leader is primarily motivated by task accomplishment. They provide clear direction and set performance standards.
As you compare and contrast the strengths in SBL and the 5 TLC practices. Think about how they relate to the relationship-oriented leader and task-oriented leader. Please discuss how you believe the concepts in the texts relate to Fiedlerâ€™s model.
Thought you might enjoy one of my favorite pictures of the leader vs the manager:
The picture is taken from the “Modern Servant Leader” homepage and article: