Accession Number : ADA195058

Title :   Situational Leadership - A Study of Two Battalion Commanders.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Birdseye, Donald K ; Rose, Lawrence C , Jr

PDF Url : ADA195058

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The focus of this study is on the examination of the leadership philosophies and resulting leadership styles of two effective battalion commanders. The intent is to show that their leadership styles were the results of conscious actions on their part to match the style with the demands of the situation and the developmental level of their subordinates. The vehicle for this analysis is the Hersey and Blanchard Situational Leadership II Model. This study concludes that to be effective, no one style of leadership is always appropriate. Additionally, military leaders must use a balance of directive and supportive behavior as dictated by the situation.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PHILOSOPHY, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE