JLBC CADET CORPS Leadership Skills & Theories
S1: Directing. The leader gives direction to the followers to perform the task. Communication is one-way.
S2: Coaching. The leader directs the followers to perform the task, but communication is two-way. The leader also provides motivational support to engage the followers in the process.
S3: Supporting. Decision-making about accomplishing the task is shared between the leader and followers. The leader is less directive but motivates the followers.
S4: Delegating. The leader is involved but allows the followers to determine how to accomplish the task and gives them responsibility. Motivation from the leader is less critical – the followers can motivate themselves.
Directive behavior is the extent to which a leader:
• Sets goals and clarifies expectations
• Tells and shows an individual what to do, when, and how to do it
• Closely supervises, monitors, and evaluates performance
When being directive, you provide structure, organize, teach, supervise, and evaluate. Supportive behavior is the extent to which a leader:
• Engages in more two-way communication
• Listens and provides support and encouragement
• Involves the other person in decision making
• Encourages and facilitates self-reliant problem solving