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Situational leadershipLiterature review: 5Analysis of Review: Understanding leadership in modern organizations 14Factors of leadership 18The T-P Survey: Self-Assessment of Leadership Qualities 19Plan for leadership development: 20`           In the development of a personal plan for leadership development one would have to necessarily point out the challenges that this effective development would face in the long run.  One that aims to be a leader would have to necessarily have certain competencies and abilities that would have to be present so that the leader is able to fulfill his duties as the leader of the group in the proper manner.

The factor of follower is important given the fact that whether the leadership is dealing with single or a multitude of followers. The level of leadership that the person already has is also important. The leader’s basic nature and values have to be considered and profit or non-profit nature of the group or organization along with the size would have to be kept in mind. 20This would translate into the plan in terms of the fact that a one-to-one relationship between the development levels of subordinates and the leader’s style of functioning are an essential requirement.

If the subordinates are more advanced the leader would have to adopt a high-directive high supportive leadership style. For each level of development, there is a specific style of leadership that the leader would therefore need to adopt. This would in essence ensure that the leadership and team management is easy to understand and easily applied in a variety of settings. The approach would therefore need to be straightforward focused more on effective communication than sophisticated leadership styles. The ideas are described an abstract level, they are easily grasped and therefore quickly acquired.

These would also be easy to apply in a variety of settings, given the fact that they are developed in keeping with the demands of the related environments. 20The plan for leadership development would therefore be cognitive of two basic factors: the factor of leadership based on ability, competency, ability and trust along with the institutionalization of a feedback mechanism. The idea here is that a leader that has to ability to understand the goals and the purposes of the organization would automatically be able to work at a level that would enforce the goals of the organization and react to situations in a manner that would be favorable.

21Büchler P, Martin D, Peter Knaebel H and Büchler M W, 2006, Leadership characteristics and business management in modern academic surgery, pub, Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, Volume 391, Number 2, pp149-156 23  23Remington N, 2006, The Leadership Archetype: A Jungian Analysis of Similarities between Modern Leadership Theory and the Abraham Myth in the Judaic–Christian Tradition, pub, Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 72, Number 2, pp 115-129 24  24Management Lessons to be Learned from the Failure of General Motors, accessed January 16, 2010, < http: //bobmaconbusiness. com/? p=230> 25Johnson M M, 2000, Applying a Modified Situational Leadership Model, Journal of Child and Youth care Forum, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp383-398 25Introduction: Leadership as subject of study is one of those that would have to continuously undergo many evolutions given the fact that there cannot be any stationary rights and wrongs that a leader can do or neglect.

The idea is to respond to situations, create opportunities that are specific to the contexts of specific working environments and to make the best of the team that the leader gets to work with.  Having said this one can begin the discussion by outlining the meaning of the term leadership in the more conventional accepted sense of the term.

Peter Drucker, one of the stalwarts where the evolution of the theories of organizational leadership is concerned once stated that the core competence is the main defining proponent of a good leader. Effective leadership according to him rested on the ability of the leader to do something well that others would not be able to do even poorly.

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