Performance Management Network
Leadership Excellence

Two PMN classes were presented at the Mid Year Meeting.  I audited the Leadership Excellence.  The class has been completely revamped since its debut in May 2011 and in my opinion a better class.

We discussed leadership models, communication, teaming and resources with interactive activities.

One of the most interesting sections dealt with the leadership models that are listed below.

Situational Leadership – leaders should change their leadership styles based on the maturity of the people they are leading, and the details of the task, rather than relying exclusively on one style of leadership.  Styles are Telling, Selling, Participating and Delegating.

Functional Leadership – leadership is viewing as not a person, but a set of behaviors.  There are three types of leadership behaviors that meet the needs in the three distinct areas of Task, Team and Individual.

  • Substantive
  • Procedural
  • Maintenance         

Servant Leadershipleaders achieve results for their organizations by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and those that serve.  This style of leadership is associated with the participative management style.  The highest priority is to encourage, support and enable the members to unfold their full potential and abilities.

Five Leadership Styles

The class participated in the Blake and Mouton Leadership Grid with two behavioral dimensions:  1) Concern for People and 2) Concern for Production.   The students rated themselves on 18 statements scoring from 0 -5 (disagree strongly to agree strongly).  Then using a formula from our questionnaire, we posted our final scores on a graph.

  • Country Club Leadership
  • Authoritarian Leadership
  • Impoverished Leadership
  • Middle of the Road Leadership
  • Team Leadership

 Come join a class and learn more about your style of Leadership as you strive for excellence!


VaLois Hounsel
2012 Texas State President