Teach and Release

Curtis, Joan C.
March 2010
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Mar2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p14
The article presents the author's theory of teach and release in management and leadership that a leader manager adjusts the style from management to leadership as needed. The author mentions four stages of the model that start with the learning stage of close direction and close management, and progressing to the confidence stage where the manager becomes that helpful parent. She also illustrates the third accomplishment stage where people are completing tasks with confidence and the last stage of letting-go where the manager turns into a leader.


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