When I read about the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition I couldn’t help to notice the resemblance with the The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Theory I wrote about in a previous article.
Here is the updated table after the connections have been made:
|The Dreyfus model of skill acquisition||Maturity Level||Leadership Style|
|Novice||M1: Low maturity||S1: Telling|
|Advanced beginner||M2: Medium maturity, limited skills, lacking confidence||S2: Selling|
|Competent||M3: Medium maturity, higher skills, lacking confidence||S3: Participating|
|Proficient||M4: High maturity||S4: Delegating|
|Expert||Creates according to his vision|