Within the Discussion Board area, write 350–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Situational leadership defines effectiveness 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:
- Do you think that age influences the preference for a type leadership style? Which of the four leadership styles (delegating, supporting, coaching, directing) do you think Generation Z, Generation Y (Millennials), Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists would prefer? Justify your answer with the literature.
- Do you think that gender influences the preference for a particular leadership style? Which of the four leadership styles do you think males and females prefer?
- Are demographics such as age and gender reflected in situational leadership approaches? Justify your answer.