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Situational Leadership Focused Podcasts Tailored for Contractor & Trades Success

SLII Experience™ 

Applying Situational Leadership Thinking to  the Trades & Small Business

What is Situational Leadership?

“Situational Leadership® is a flexible framework that enables leaders to tailor their approach to the needs of their team or individual members. Developed by Dr. Paul Hersey and Dr. Ken Blanchard,  this model provides a repeatable process for matching leadership behaviors to the performance needs of those being influenced. Unlike other leadership models, Situational Leadership® recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, allowing leaders to adapt their behaviors to suit the unique needs of each situation.”  – The Center for Leadership Studies 

One of our most listened-to Podcast Series on our channel, Out of the Hourglass, the SLII Experience™ Series is facilitated by NCG Senior Business Coach Colin Nolan. As a Certified Trainer of the Leadership Program, Colin walks us through each development and support level of the Leadership Model,  as well as the different characteristics and misconceptions that are attributed to each level!. Here at Nolan Consulting Group,  we love how model emphasizes flexibility, recognizing that effective leadership isn’t one-size-fits-all. Instead, it requires leaders to assess individual and situational variables to determine the most appropriate leadership style.

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Episode 19: S.M.A.R.T Goals

Episode 23: D1 & S1 – SLII Experience™ Series 

Episode 27: D2 & S2 – SLII Experience™ Series

Episode 30: D3 & S3 –  SLII Experience™ Series

Episode 35: D4 & S4 – SLII Experience™ Series 

** We encourage listening to the episodes in numerical order starting with S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Ep. 19.

“SLII is an easy-to-understand, practical framework that enables your managers to diagnose the development level of an employee for a task: D1 – Enthusiastic Beginner; D2 – Disillusioned Learner; D3 – Capable, but Cautious Contributor; and D4 – Self-Reliant Achiever. Managers then use the appropriate directive and supportive behaviors to help them succeed: S1 – Directing; S2 – Coaching; S3 – Supporting; and S4 – Delegating.” – Ken Blanchard, Blanchard.Com

Join us as we work through the development and support levels as a part of the Leadership Model,  as well as the different characteristics and misconceptions that are attributed to each level!

Want to learn more about SLII Experience™  ( Situational Leadership) and how you can apply to your business, let’s connect for a conversation! Connect with us here or send us as an email:

Additional Resources we HIGHLY recommend!
  1. Leadership and the One Minute Manager  by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi
  2. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard

Check out this video from our client,  ALLBRiGHT PAINTING in Los Angeles, CA! 

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