Do You Know How to Use Situational Leadership?

December 13, 2021
Executive Coaching

As an Executive Coach, I work with clients to help them determine their leadership style. Of course, you don’t have to lead an organization or a department to have an interest in this and to figure out what your general style is.


Lately I’ve had several executives ask me to help them define and live their leadership style. I think it’s a good idea to understand which style you have. The styles I examine are the ones that were presented by Kurt Lewin back in 1957.


There is the Autocratic Leader, the Democratic Leader, the Transformational Leader and the Laissez Faire Leader. After learning which leadership style you use, you can begin to understand why you do what you do AND the fact that diversity in leadership styles is good.


The next step, though, is the great one. It is understanding that you must know how to use each of those styles so that you can use them for specific people and situations.


We tend to think that if we have a certain style that this is only how we know how to operate— or the  one we should always use because we’ve learned it well and it comes so natural.


Leadership, though, is more than that. It is looking at the style of the person you are working with and determining what is going to be most effective in that situation. This is how you will get more done and get the desired results you had been hoping for.


Contact me for more information about learning what your style is and how to use it.

Subscribe to the Level Up podcast on YouTube to keep up with the latest episodes!

Keep up with the latest podcasts and blogs.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

Stay up-to-date on your favorite platform.

Related Posts