In the situational leadership model, as follower readiness increases from low to high, which of the following represents the order in which leaders' styles should progress?
A. Telling, participating, delegating, selling
B. Telling, selling, delegating, participating
C. Selling, telling, delegating, participating
D. Selling, participating, delegating, telling
E. Telling, selling, participating, delegating
The leadership style of telling works best for followers with a low level of readiness, followed by selling, participating and delegating at progressively higher levels of readiness.