Situational leadership defines effectiveness as when the leader can determine the level of development needed of the subordinates in a situation and then apply the appropriate leadership style to fill the gap. This unit will discuss the impact or influence demographics have on the 4 leadership style preferences. Discuss the following:
- Elaborate on your ideas as to how age influences the preference for a type of leadership style. Which of the four leadership styles (delegating, supporting, coaching, or directing) do you think Generation Z, Generation Y (Millennials), Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists would prefer? Justify your answer with the literature.
- Analyze how gender can influence the preference for a particular leadership style. Which of the four leadership styles do you think males and females prefer?
- Justify how demographics, such as age and gender, are reflected in situational leadership approaches.