Understanding Situational Leadership Concepts

Situational Leadership in LDR 300

Which best describes the reason situational leadership is so practical for managers to use?

​​ ​Its specific nature

Explanation: Situational leadership provides a clear and specific set of instructions for various management situations. The system is broken down into four main parts, which include telling, selling, delegating, and participating. A manager can look at a certain situation and choose which paradigm to apply.

Situational Leadership Questionnaires

Questionnaires on situational leadership often ask for respondents to look at specific applications of leadership styles within situations, which may result in:

​​ ​Results that are not in favor of situational leadership

Situational Leadership Scenario

During a speech given by your department director, he repeatedly emphasizes the importance of reaching goals set by the organization. He then goes on to lay out the framework to accomplish the goals. According to contingency theory, which best describes your director?

​​​ Task motivated

​Explanation: Tasks and goals are closely related in the context of management. This manager is relating the importance of goals, then going on to describe the specific tasks that will be used in the framework.  Under contingency theory, this is a classic trait of a task motivated leader.


  • Student: Cachorro Oso
  • Textbook: Leadership Concepts and Applications
  • Course: LDR 300

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