Situational Leadership for Developing Group Culture (2008)
Type of ContentJournal Articles
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. School of Sciences and Physical Education
AuthorsJansen, C.show all
Professionals working with groups of young people often experience the following challenge: “How do we develop the motivation and cohesion of this group to allow us to work on the key objectives we are here for?” This paper begins by exploring the process of group development and then goes on to map out a conceptual framework for leadership of these groups. It suggests that professionals must be prepared to adopt a range of leadership styles and that the match between these leadership styles and the groups needs at any given time is a crucial factor in this group development. The paper then goes on to explore potential issues in adopting a situational leadership style including congruence with each professional‟s values and „natural‟ style, and the dilemmas that result from having to develop a „new‟ style to match the developing needs of the group.
CitationJansen, C. (2008) Situational Leadership for Developing Group Culture. New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education, 2(3), pp. 26-35.
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