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The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid

Robert Blake and Jane Mouton took the idea of task versus relationship focus and turned it into a full-blown model of five leadership styles: their Leadership Grid.

Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
πŸ”Ž See below for details

Introduction to Leadership
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 11: Leadership
Section 2: Models of Leadership

Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership:
🎬 What is Transformational Leadership? https://youtu.be/s89ZXYWx5l4
🎬 What is Visionary Leadership? https://youtu.be/dGQk5EFHUZU
🎬 What is Charismatic Leadership? https://youtu.be/2hMsWlwQaJQ
🎬 What is Authentic Leadership? https://youtu.be/jmBDAQ4w4mY
🎬 What is Servant Leadership? https://youtu.be/A-cV0yx2LeM

In our video on Leadership Behaviors (https://youtu.be/3H8sWkqGQOU), we saw two dimensions of focus: task focus and relationship focus.

In 1964, Robert Blake and Jane Mouton published β€˜The Managerial Grid’. They later renamed their central idea as the Leadership Grid.
Blake and Mouton’s Leadership Grid plots a leader’s degree of task focus versus their person focus, and identifies five leadership styles. They scored each of these on a scale from 1 to 9.

1. Impoverished Management: Low Results-Low People (1,1)
2. Authority-Compliance Management: High Results-Low People (9,1)
3. Middle-of-the-Road Management: Medium Results-Medium People (5,5)
4. Country Club Management: High People-Low Results (1,9)
5. Team Management – High Production-High People (9,9)

In 1991, Blake added two further styles that he and his colleagues described as:
β€’ 9+9 paternalism/maternalism
β€’ Opportunism

1. THinking about your own ‘natural’ style of leadership, where would you say it falls on the Leadership Grid – scoring 1 to 9 on each of concern for results and concern for people (2 MC CPD Points)
2. What improvements would you like to make to your leadership practice, as a result of this insight? (3 MC CPD Points)

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There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

πŸ“– Leaders Eat Last
πŸ“– Start with Why
πŸ“– Humble Leadership
πŸ“– The Leadership Challenge
πŸ“– The New Leaders
πŸ“– Shackleton’s Way
πŸ“– Why should Anyone be Led by You
πŸ“– The Habit of Excellence

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00:00 – Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid
00:18 – Task focus vs Relationship focus
00:33 – Robert Blake and Jane Mouton: β€˜The Managerial Grid’
00:44 – The Leadership Grid
01:03 – Concern for Results
01:21 – Concern for People
01:33 – Scoring leadership styles
01:50 – Impoverished Management
02:20 – Authority-Compliance Management
03:38 – Middle-of-the-Road Management
04:10 – Country Club Management
04:55 – Team Management
06:01 – Two more styles…
06:14 – 9+9 Paternalism/Maternalism
06:47 – Opportunism
07:19 – Assessment of the Blake and Mouton Leadership Grid

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Simon Sinek: Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
Kouzes and Posner: The Leadership Challenge
Warren Bennis: Master of Transformative Leadership
Coaching for Leadership Development
Mentoring for Leadership Development
The Principles of Leadership Development
Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework
Robert House and Path Goal Theory [Situational Leadership]
Commercial Situational Leadership Models
A Generic Day-to-Day Situational Leadership Model
Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum
The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
What is Servant Leadership?
What is Authentic Leadership?
What is Charismatic Leadership?
What is Visionary Leadership?
What is Transformational Leadership?
What is Transactional Leadership?
Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model
Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
Traits Models of Leadership
Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
What is Leader-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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