Review Questions

  1. What researchers are associated with the most important Situational Leadership® studies?
  2. What are the characteristics of the four categories of directive and supportive behaviors?
  3. What are the characteristics of the four levels by which employee development can be classified?
  4. Why should developmental levels not be used to label followers?
  5. How does the developmental continuum work?
  6. In the SLII® Model, why does commitment go down for D3 subordinates? 
  7. Explain why it might be difficult for some leaders to exhibit Style 4 leadership.
  8. What are strengths of the situational approach?
  9. What are criticisms of the situational approach?
  10. How do demographic characteristics affect employees’ preferences for a particular leadership style?