Some concepts in the behavioral sciences are well intended, but fall short of the mark. They give you some good ideas to think about, but they don't always tell you how or when to put these ideas into practice. Woody Allen says that success in life is "...20% timing and 80% just showing up." People usually "show up" in leadership situations. But leadership success is much more than just showing up. It is the application of tested concepts and the "timing" skills necessary to get things done. This book is designed to provide you with these skills.
A good situational leader is one who can quickly change leadership styles as the situation changes. Most of us attempt do this in our dealings with people: we try not to get angry with a new employee, and we remind forgetful people. The model doesn't apply only to people in leadership or management positions, all people lead others at work, at play, and at home.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.