The World’s Most Widely Used Leadership Model

Many organizations find it challenging to find training that truly increases productivity and results within their organization. SLII® is a proven, time-tested leadership model that has been used to train over 5 million managers in the world’s most respected organizations. Giving your people the right direction and support at the right time accelerates their development and leads to a more productive, passionate workplace.

SLII leadership training program based on 30 years of research | Ken Blanchard


SLII® is based on three decades of research, millions of hours of classroom training time, and the best brainpower in the field of learning development.
SLII model that improves productivity, reduces turnover and increases sales.


SLII® delivers up to 10 times your ROI by improving productivity, reducing turnover, and increasing sales and profits.
Universal and International SLII training | Ken Blanchard


SLII® is effective worldwide, having been implemented in 35 countries and translated into 15 different languages —it works in every industry and at every level of an organization.
SLII leadership theory and training backed by brain science

Backed by Brain Science

SLII® delivers what every brain seeks: certainty, autonomy, and relatedness, fostering a workplace where employees feel safe and free to innovate, solve problems, and collaborate.


Leadership Is Never One-Size-Fits-All

No two people have the same levels of confidence and competence in their work, so it makes sense that they would need different amounts of direction and support. Unfortunately, most managers generally have one leadership style that they apply to everyone, in every situation.


of leaders use only one leadership style, regardless of the situation.*


of the time, leaders are using the incorrect leadership style with their employees and don’t meet their needs.


SLII leaders give employees the right direction and support at the right time. They offer just the right amount of guidance and autonomy to help their team members succeed. They know how to develop competence and self-reliance, so that their team members can deliver results quicker for your organization

Managers using a flexible leadership style help accelerate the development of their teams


When employees are given the appropriate direction and support, their rate of development and growth accelerates, allowing them to deliver greater value to the company more quickly.

The SLII model instills a common language within an organization

instill a common language

When everyone in an organization speaks the same language, you can avoid hours of frustrating discussion. A common language boosts effectiveness, minimizes miscommunication, and fosters a culture of high performers.

Leaders who use SLII raise morale, make others feel valued and increase retention


Leaders who match their leadership style to the needs of their people make others feel valued and ultimately increase morale, engagement, and retention.

Applying SLII leadership theory creates proactive problem solvers


When employees feel that their managers truly care about them as people, they perform better, are more willing to take risks, and seek solutions to problems.


The SLII® Model model provides a simple, practical framework that helps your managers diagnose the needs of each person and provide the appropriate leadership style to meet those needs. Managers discover the four stages of development, from enthusiastic beginner (D1) to self-reliant achiever (D4), and ways to apply the corresponding directive and supportive behaviors, from directing (S1) to delegating (S4), to match the development needs of their team members.

The SLII model | Ken Blanchard


The SLII Experience is our award-winning design that leverages the most current research from Blanchard, and combines it with modern learning design theory to build a highly engaging experience that helps managers learn, practice, and master the SLII® styles and skills easily and completely.

The SLII leadership training experience includes video demonstrations
Emotionally compelling videos demonstrate what to do and what not to do
The SLII leadership training experience includes real-world practice activities
eTools and Conversation Starters provide guidelines for development discussions and everyday interactions
Get a diagnosis app based on SLII leadership theory to plan conversations
Real-world learning and practice activities challenge participants to internalize knowledge
Learn to master SLII style skills | Ken Blanchard
SLII Fitness provides managers with feedback as they work toward becoming situational leaders
SLII eTools and Conversation Starters provide guidelines for conversations
SLII Diagnosis App helps managers practice and plan for effective conversations
Managers learn the SLII model with feedback to help progress faster
Multiple SLII tools including The Power of SLII video can be shared with other team members
SLII training with Multiple SLII tools that can be shared with team members
SLII Challenge ensures managers master the SLII® skillset
Tips and suggestions based on the SLII model
SLII Playbook offers suggestions and helpful ideas for internal sponsors

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