The Leadership Model is a description of the models and theories behind the popular leadership tools, models and trainings from the Swedish defence University. It is a great book to use to discuss and learn about leadership from a research-based, empirical and principled stance.
“The central hypothesis of the Leadership Model is that leadership is shaped through an interplay between the characteristics of the leader and the external social and cultural context. The Model consists of three main components: leader characteristics, contextual characteristics and leadership styles. The complex interplay between these components is described in detail and illustrated using a large number of examples. The Model also serves as the basis for three of the most widespread leadership programs in Sweden based on academic research: Developmental Leadership (UL), Understanding Group and Leader (UGL) and Indirect Leadership (IL).”
The Leadership model also forms the theoretical basis for the very popular research-based leadership course Developmental Leadership (UL) that we are offering.