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Leadership Style: Participative

When a person's competence is at medial levels and his/her motivation is high, the appropriate leadership style to use is Participative. This person is a capable follower.

Style Description

For this individual you should use a more "collaborative" leadership style. This style is characterized by sharing control of the project and working together to ensure its successful completion. This style taps into the individual's basic competency and high motivation but also utilizes your own high competency to support the somewhat lesser competency of the individual. You can use this shared approach to further develop the person's competency while maintaining his/her high level of motivation. As you work together provide your insights on alternative approaches and your experience with similar projects as a means of increasing the person's competence to tackle similar projects in the future. Because of the individual's high motivation keep controls fairly loose as the person is motivated and will likely seek you out for help because he/she is enthusiastic about improving his/her skills.

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