Fiedler’s Contingency Theory of Leadership was designed to enable leaders to diagnose both leadership style and organizational situation. The cornerstone of Fiedler’s theory is the extent to which the leader’s style is relationship-oriented or task-oriented. A relationship-oriented leader is concerned with people. They establish mutual trust and respect and listen to employees’ needs. A task-oriented leader is primarily motivated by task accomplishment. They provide clear direction and set performance standards.
As you compare and contrast the strengths in SBL and the 5 TLC practices. Think about how they relate to the relationship-oriented leader and task-oriented leader. Please discuss how you believe the concepts in the texts relate to Fiedler’s model.
Thought you might enjoy one of my favorite pictures of the leader vs the manager:
The picture is taken from the “Modern Servant Leader” homepage and article:
http://modernservantleader.com/servant-leadership/bad-boss-vs-good-leader-image/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.