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Front-line versus Top-down

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A few weeks ago I got into a conversation about whether situational leadership was more appropriate for top-level or front-line leadership. I argued that situational leadership is most appropriate for front-line leadership. To be more specific, I believe that the front-line is about management and situational leadership is about how to manage , not necessarily lead, teams with diverse backgrounds (Hersey and Blanchard, 1972).