The four styles of situational leadership by Hersey and Blanchard.

  1. Directing: In this style, the leader provides specific instructions and closely supervises task accomplishment. It is most effective when followers are inexperienced or unfamiliar with the task.
  2. Coaching: The leader provides direction but also seeks input and explains decisions. This style works well when followers are capable but may lack confidence.
  3. Supporting: The leader focuses more on building relationships and supporting followers in decision-making. This style is effective when followers are experienced and capable but may need guidance.
  4. Delegating: In this style, the leader allows followers to take control of decision-making and task execution. It works best when followers are both experienced and confident in their abilities.