PODCAST: Situational Leadership
Summary: Today we are talking about Situational Leadership, one of the most globally popular leadership models ever. So what is situational leadership and why is it so popular among managers like you?
Written by Darin Fox Released 11 Nov 2020

In this episode of the Fastleader podcast, Darin Fox, Chief Research Officer at HFL, talks to Andrew Miedler - Master Trainer and Director at Blanchard Australia about Situational Leadership. We discuss this globally popular model of leadership and provide some quick, practical advice for you to start practicing situational leadership right away.

In this episode, we ask:

  • What is situational leadership?

  • Why Situational Leadership as opposed to any of the other leadership approaches out there?

  • How does one practice situational leadership without confusing their leadership brand?

  • Describe each of the 4 styles? Delegating, Supporting, Coaching and Directing

  • What sort of obstacles might a leader face in sustainably using Situational Leadership over time, and how can leaders overcome those obstacles.

  • What are some of your best tips to people leaders to help them decide which of the four styles to use?


  • “Great leaders are servant leaders, not self-serving leaders.”

  • “If the goal is not clear, then whatever the manager does is irrelevant.”

  • “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

  • “You are the topic of conversation at the dinner table.”

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Andrew Miedler, Master Trainer and Director at Blanchard Australia

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