YES, YES, YES it does! I've been using these techniques for more than 30 years and sharing them with legal leaders for the last 10. People leadership is one of my strengths and I have first-hand experience of the amazing turnarounds that can be achieved when leaders are flexible, consistent, authentic, and empathetic.
Situational Leadership is the first people management tool that I was taught, I'd already been managing small teams for a few years and then I moved employers and stepped up to a significantly more senior role. I was given the opportunity to undertake formal leadership training, rather than be offended (as some people were in the same position) I embraced it. After all, I've always loved learning and I believe that everyone can improve and expand their impact.
As a project delivery professional, I knew that I was relying on my team to achieve our outcomes and that my role was to set them up for success. The way you lead your people is integral to achieving successful outcomes, so if there are any issues with team performance, then you need to look at yourself first.
After using Situational Leadership for many years, I started to realise that it was lacking the flexibility to cater to some new attitudes I was observing in many of my team members. So, when I was writing Legal Project Management, LexisNexis 2014, I drew on my academic expertise to expand the model to include concepts of attitude and confidence when selecting the optimal leadership style for each team member, in every context. That's when the Adaptive Leadership Model was born.
It was perfect timing for the unit of study I had just been asked to take on at the College of Law - Legal People Management. I also had great fun and success incorporating it into a CPD Unit that I delivered around that time - Managing Emotions at Work. These are the origins of the curated content included in this CPD Unit.
I've brought together the 'best of the best frameworks and tools. Sometimes we can keep things simple and get massive positive results.
These concepts, when applied consistently, will elevate your people leadership skills well beyond your expectations.