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A Model of Leadership Based on Situations
The Life Cycle Theory of Leadership was initially published in 1969 by
Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. In 1977, they released an updated
model that was referred to as the Situational Leadership Model. The
creators of situational leadership do not consider it to be a theory
because it does not make an attempt to explain why certain events take
place, in contrast to the other contingency theories (Hersey & Blanchard,
1969). When it comes to situational leadership, the level of maturity of
the followers is the most important contingency variable.
Situational leadership, much like the Path-goal Theory, does not include
a leader variable. Instead, the situational variable (task) is incorporated
into the follower variable because of its strong connection to the level of
follower maturity. As a consequence of this, task is not accounted for in
the model as a separate variable (Hersey & Blanchard, 1969).