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Therefore, I am finding that there is a benefit in creating an Assistant Manager position, through which these scheduling duties may be performed. This allows me the freedom to focus on the important matters of budgeting and financial planning.
Indeed, during my years as the owner/operator at Southwest, I have become increasingly adept at the maintenance and interpretation of financial records, budgetary concerns, inventory flow and adherence to appropriate accounting procedures. In all of these regards, I have found that there is no more crucial feature than experience, which is something that I have gained with the passage of time.
This also allows me to plan with precision when establishing business objectives, a primary leadership function that does nothing less than promote a vision for the immediate and long-term future of the organization. Armed with such a vision, I am often the central point of reference for the planning of…… [Read More]
ole of Leadership in the Healthcare Setting:
Qualitative Study of Nurse "On-the-Job" Satisfaction
As Correlated With Supervisor Leadership Style
Leadership style is perceived to be an important factor in hiring, retention, and job satisfaction for nursing staff in healthcare facilities. Modern healthcare organizations may have issues with retention of nursing staff that may be ameliorated via appropriate leadership styles that enhance staff satisfaction.
This study aimed to explore the impact of nursing supervisor leadership style upon the job satisfaction of nursing staff in the Kind Saud University Medical City, iyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) Leader Form (5x-Short) was used to assess Leadership style for the supervisors. The Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) short form -- 1967 revision, was used to assess 'job satisfaction' for the nursing staff.
The results of these studies indicate that managers or supervisors explore and utilize various leadership behaviors and combinations that would…… [Read More]
Project Leadership oles
Common roles in a human resource project
Human resource in an organization plays a critical role in ensuring that the organization can accomplish its goals and meet its objectives. An effective human resource makes it possible for the organization to compete effectively, especially in a highly competitive corporate environment (Heagney, 2012). Organizations mainly use projects in order to reach their strategic goals. In order to execute a given project, the various roles are identified and assigned to the relevant human resource personnel. They mainly exist as executive, managerial, and associate-level roles pertaining to a human resource project. The fundamental roles in regards to these levels are the sponsor, project manager, and core team member (Heagney, 2012). Although each level plays a different role, the various roles work concurrently to ensure the success of the project.
Project executive sponsor
The sponsor funds the financial requirements of the project.…… [Read More]
Generally active and decisive, these personality types -- like myself -- perform best with a fair amount of independence and self-management (Geier 1999; Politis 2001). Such behaviors tend to be more prominently displayed by effective analytical problem solvers (Van Eeden et al. 2008). This reinforces the idea of my becoming a chief operations officer, or other management/leadership position responsible for observing and influencing the minutiae of day-to-day organization and operation. My analytical problem solving skills, combined with my dominance and decisiveness -- which is also marked by a quick adaptability when the situation and/or information changes -- will result in active adjustment geared towards the constant improvement of the bottom line -- and what corporation would not benefit from such careful attention?
Personality is not, of course, the only factor to be considered when choosing -- or achieving -- a certain position or level of responsibility. I believe that my…… [Read More]
Diversity and Leadership oles
Diversity typically plays a major role in leadership and administrative issues in a school setting. Many schools have a widely diverse student body, faculty, and administration, and diversity issues involving gender, ethnicity, religious affiliations, and even basic social perspectives occur on a daily basis (Howard, 2007). As a grade school principal I am often charged with helping different interest groups such as parents, students and teachers navigate different issues involving diversity. I serve as lead administrator in an urban school, which has a population that is roughly one-third Asian-American, one-third African-American, and one-third Latino. As an administrator I play a key role in encouraging effective communications between different students, students and teachers and between parents and staff.
My perspective on diversity is highly influenced by my own personal identity. As an African-American man I am extremely aware of the influences issues such as racism, classism, and…… [Read More]
boys who exercise the dominant leadership roles in illiam Golding's The Lord of the Flies are the characters named Jack and Ralph. Ralph is a practical, solid individual with little charisma but with very sensible ideas about how the stranded boys can best survive on the abandoned island their plane has crashed into. Jack is the more attractive and 'sexy' leader of the two individuals. He leads by organizing a cult of personality around his promises of more meat for his tribe, and by creating a mythology of fear around the strange happenings and visions that afflict the younger boys on the island. In many ways, when comparing these two boys, Ralph can be said to be the 'George Bush' of the two, and Jack can be read as the 'George . Bush' in contrast.
It may seem strange to compare the protagonists of a work of literature written in…… [Read More]
Your Managerial and Leadership ole in Merger with EnviroTech
With the merger completed with EnviroTech, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind our team how we can be a strong catalyst of continued growth of the combined companies, concentrating on making the most of our shared expertise. For our combined companies to excel, each of you will need to take accountability and responsibility for making the transition as successful and swift as possible. Included in this memo are recommendations for ensuring the transition from two separate organizations to a unified, powerful force in our industry is possible -- and is each of our responsibility to make happen. We can be the best in the industry at our roles, we need to look at the merger as the platform for accomplishing that. With these thoughts in mind, I recommend the following guidelines and insights into best…… [Read More]
Discuss the leadership role you expect your management team to have in implementing the change.
The basic leadership role that managers should be embracing during the transition requires setting the example. This means that executives must be thinking outside of the box in order to achieve a variety of tasks. The first step requires carefully looking at other business models and the current approach utilized by the firm. In the case of Blockbuster, there has been a focus on expanding or changing the brand name by concentrating on a number of areas to include:
Expanding the stand alone kiosks.
Offering movie rentals on Motorola phones.
Working with Samsung to develop videos on demand.
Making retail stores much smaller. (Farrell, 2010, pg. 444)
These are designed to help the company become more competitive in the future. The problem with this approach is that it is reactionary to market events…… [Read More]
Inteview Questions fo Nusing Leadeship Roles
*Last 4 digits Social Secuity Numbe:
Name(s) used While in School:
*DOB and SS# ae used to veify licensue and cedentials only and will not be shaed with the employe.
Please espond to each of the following questions by typing in the box povided. Povide as much infomation as you feel necessay using the space povided, howeve, it is not necessay to use all the space povided.
Descibe you leadeship & management style.
I am a caing and committed leade, but one that equies a high degee of pofessionalism and a high level of skill fom my diect epots. I like to model the same type of quality cae that I expect othe employees to pactice.
Descibe how you believe each of the following individuals o goups would descibe you.
a. You Pees:
My pees would descibe me as…… [Read More]
It has been shown through research to be critical that the organization make the provision of support for the nursing staff in terms of their education and provisioning career support as well through making time and financial allocations to provide the necessary support system in which the nursing staff may advance their education and hence their career. (Cook, Horz & Mildon, 2006; paraphrased citing the work of: Robinson, (2001 and Hinshaw (2002) Additionally falling within these provisions of support are time and financial allocations for "research, special projects and publications (Kramer & Schmalenberg, 1988; as cited by Cook, Horz, & Mildon, 2006) the research fact sheet includes the necessity for organizations to "Support a 'bias toward action' (Kramer & Schmalenberg, 1988; as cited by Cook, Horz, & Mildon, 2006); and to "Enhance nurse-staffing rations (Hinshaw, 2002; as cited by Cook, Horz, & Mildon, 2006) and lastly to provide encouragement among…… [Read More]
Leadership Plans for Upcoming Academic Year
Over the course of the upcoming academic year, I hope to pursue opportunities that will ground my academic work in educational experiences outside of the classroom. I will become part of an undergraduate research program that will enable me to marry my real-life work in the world with what I have learned about marketing theory in school. I also will join more activities that will enable me to connect with other students of similar interests and aptitudes. One difficulty with working full-time and pursuing an undergraduate degree is that time is often scarce; obtaining a scholarship would free up more of my time to delve deeper into extracurricular activities. I have come to realize how the opportunities afforded to me to network with my peers and future employers are essential. I seek new opportunities to lead and to learn from other student and professional…… [Read More]
Leadership Path Goal Theory
The Boy Scouts" using the "path- goal theory
Path Goal Theory
Explain how the theory works and include an example
Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization
Are the followers receptive?
Would you recommend another strategy?
Evaluate the role of transformational and transformational leadership in the organization
Effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization
Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization
Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization
If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?
The leadership theories are different in their relevance and approach, however, the importance of effective leadership cannot be undermined in operations of a successful organization. The boy scouts and other military organizations also…… [Read More]
hether involvement is through full time employment or volunteer service, the challenges of today's fire service demand commitment to training, education, experience and self-development. One's professional development is a journey, not a destination. Remember Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
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Salka, John, and Neville, Barret. First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons from the New York Fire Department (New York, Penguin Group, USA, Inc. 2004).
Thomas M. Cunningham, Emergency Services Information Site: Leadership…… [Read More]
For some leaders this means acting as a mediator to help those who are conflicted to resolve their issues (Hernez-Broome and Hughes). In addition most large organizations actually have conflict management procedures in place to assists with conflicts that arise. Leaders are often responsible for making sure that these procedures are followed and carried out.
hat is motivation and how does a leader motivate others?
Motivation is the act of persuading an individual to perform in a manner that is conducive with the goal that needs to be met (illiams). There are several ways that leaders motivate the people that they manage. These modes of motivation may include everything from reward systems to promotions. Good leaders want those that they manage to be intrinsically motivated as opposed to being extrinsically motivated. Individuals who are intrinsically motivated tend to perform in a way that is expected without needing any type of…… [Read More]
e. child care and health insurance). As, they can negotiate lower group rates for: the company and offer them as part of the total compensation package that everyone is receiving. (Northouse, 2010, pp. 89 -- 93)
Was urton a charismatic leader in the company at this time? Explain your answer.
Yes, urton was a charismatic leader. The reason why, is because he would utilize strategies that went above and beyond what traditional leaders were using to motivate employees. This is important, because his ability to use this technique helped him to be able to receive greater concessions out of employees in comparison with other carriers. At the same time, he was given greater amounts of flexibility in making adjustments to: the kinds tasks employees were able to do and their schedules. This gave urton the ability to adapt to changes that were taking place inside the industry. As, this allowed…… [Read More]
Taking the Helm
Assuming leadership of Pequod, Inc., will not be an easy task. The previous leaders left suddenly, creating an atmosphere of infighting, challenge, disorder and confusion, and now the organization is having significant trouble operating as a cohesive unit. As the newly appointed CEO of the firm, it will be my responsibility not simply to maintain operations and keep various departments goal-oriented and on target, but also to instill a culture that promotes the ongoing fulfillment and success of the company and the individuals that are a part of it.
According to leaders with practical as well as scholarly experience, an environment that supports gossip, factions, and power struggles is directly counter-productive to empowering employees, even those not directly involved in such conflicts (Kraft, 2010). An empowering leader creates a culture where all employees, managers, and executives have ownership and responsibility for the operation, which leads to…… [Read More]
It is the balancing of tools within the rubric of employee-supervisor roles that requires one use different managerial techniques in order to solve the problem at hand. Similarly, find ways to build and increase trust between members of the group and management and group.
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Organization. New York: Broadway.
Zeidan, H. (2005).…… [Read More]
Over the decades, much research has been devoted to studying leadership traits and the qualities of an effective leader. Some of the approaches to assessing leadership include personality theory, as well as the qualitative approach to leadership research.
In the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, (1988), D.K. Simonton used the personality basis of leadership research that looks at the effectiveness of a leader as a result of particular personality traits. For this study, Simonton carried out an archival analysis of the personalities and personal histories of thirty-nine American presidents, and related that to their perceived effectiveness as Heads of State. An analysis of eight-two separate personality characteristics were ultimately reduced to five general categories; "The interpersonal, charismatic, deliberative, creative, and neurotic styles." (Simonton, 1988).
Simonton makes the point that research into leadership is frequently concerned with the question of whether a great leader is born, or becomes a…… [Read More]
The first leadership scenario is when a co-worker was calling in sick constantly, and it was clear from their attitude that they were not engaged. In this case, the supervisor did nothing, and it ended up affecting the morale of the group. As leader, I would have begun to build a case with this employee for termination, documenting the absences and the fact that they were clearly bogus. The second leadership scenario recently witnessed is a situation where a new restaurant opened up. The service standards seem very high -- the people are all obviously well-trained. This type of thing means that there is a lot of leadership, so I would be sure to reinforce these positive behaviors. This can be done by offering praise, and highlighting the actions for which the praise is being given. So not "good job," but "good job dealing with that difficult…… [Read More]
However, the sum total of the organization's output extends beyond the realm of the quantifiable. Qualitative measures also exist, and they can impact on the quality of the organization's output as well. It can be argued that even qualitative outputs will eventually impact on quantitative outputs. Ford's loss of reputation as the result of the Pinto scandal, for example, cannot be quantified but the sales and profit decreases that flow from the scandal can be quantified. The implications, however, of the damaged reputation cannot be avoided once the damage has been done. Thus, it is important for managers to control the qualitative output before the impacts appear in quantitative form. It may be impossible to control the impacts once the damage has already occurred.
In this way, the notion of quality as typically defined in production-oriented theories like Six Sigma or TQM, proves inadequate. As Ordonez, et al. (2009) showed,…… [Read More]
Self-confidence is one of the most universally agreed-upon traits of a leader. In order for the organization as a whole to have confidence, the leader must exude confidence. There will be moments in any initiative the followers cannot see the benefits of the initiative or do not feel that they will be able to execute the initiative. It takes the confidence of the leader in order to enable the rest of the organization to believe in the initiative.
Locke's knowledge, skills and ability form the second of the four key to leadership. These are relatively self-evident, but they are still important aspects of genuine leadership. Knowledge of the industry, for example, is built up over the course of years. This knowledge allows the leader to make the right decisions and forge the right strategies. In addition, the leader will also have more ability to instill confidence in their followers if…… [Read More]
At the core of leadership is the interaction between the leader and the follower. Much of leadership theory can be understood in terms of how leaders and followers interact and what the underlying assumptions are with respect to the roles and nature of leadership. Because of the many different types of leaders, and successful examples thereof, leadership scholarship has developed multiple branches that seek to explain leadership, but no one branch has yet proved definitive. Instead of understanding leadership through a single paradigm, and it better to understand it in terms of multiple paradigms, and different leadership theories can be applied to the same situation, and any given leader might apply multiple leadership styles at the same time.
Part of the appeal of leadership scholarship is that it encompasses so many unique academic disciplines. Leadership scholarship began life as in business schools but has been studied in the psychological…… [Read More]
Contingency leadership theories are based on the view that the situation dictates the ideal leadership style -- and how much of that style can be learned or not is variable.
There are elements of leadership, however, that cannot be taught. In particular, the inspirational aspect of leadership is very difficult to teach. Leaders can reach their subjects in a number of different ways, using a wide range of triggers. While to a certain extent these ways can be identified through scientific study -- psychology and sociology in particular -- there is an element of relating to other people than is entirely inherent. Some leaders are simply born with better charisma and interpersonal skills than others. The former in particular is nearly impossible to teach -- those with charisma that makes others want to follow seldom can identify what it is they do that makes them so charismatic -- they simply…… [Read More]
Like the passages model, the leadership as a point of view model focuses on
developing one extraordinary leader its end result. The process of
achieving that end result is similar to the servant leadership process, in
that it requires the leader to focus not on levels or situations, but
instead on a formula for success, namely "seeing what needs to be done,
understanding all the underlying forces play in a situation, [and] having
the courage to initiate action to make things better" (Clawson, 2006,
chapt. 1). Still, the model's process contains facets similar to the
situational model by asking leaders to look at underlying forces, as well
as facets similar to passages model by suggesting that leadership is a
function of a person's own qualities, which must be developed over time.
By focusing on the leadership as point of view model, organizations can
solve problems relating to the confusion of…… [Read More]
The passive style is described as management by exception where employees do not receive notice for their positive contributions to the organization, but instead are paid attention by their manager only when an error or problem arises. Punishment or disciplinary action is often the medium used in this approach. Active transactional leadership uses contingent rewards. With this approach, employees are praised for their performance and may be eligible for pay increases or other incentives (Bolman & Deal, 1991, p. 419). The type of leadership exhibited clearly determines the type of motivation used and often its success or failure.
The situational leadership theory of Hersey and Blanchard proposes that the optimal amount of task and relations behavior depends upon subordinate maturity. As the authors note, what the manager needs is a simple and logical framework for making decisions that will be successful (Hersey & Blanchard, 1990, p. 412). This theory prescribes…… [Read More]
Indeed, without these legitimacy criteria, a leader would not be able to influence followers to either change or progress towards organizational goals: "The acceptance of leadership from another person involves an implicit contract in which followers sacrifice some level of personal autonomy and pledge loyalty and effort to the leader.... The followers must be sure that the leader has the competency to lead effectively and the trustworthiness and loyalty to the group and its goals to lead in the direction promised." (Chemers, 1997, p. 153) Since the focus of management is to build power, the nature of the image that ensues will perforce differ from that of leadership.
It is evident, by the discussion so far, that relationship building, image management, and inspiring confidence are essential parts of the leadership phenomenon. However, it must be noted that ultimately performance and productivity are the goals of effective leadership. Therefore, it is…… [Read More]
The Leader is interested in aligning the beliefs and values of people with the overall goals and vision of the organization. In the Leadership role one can bring about change by providing direction, by setting an example, by motivating through inspiration, and by building teams based on respect and trust. A leader is focused on results rather than methods, systems and procedures. Leaders ask themselves "For what purpose?" And "What are the consequences for the system as a whole?" (Chait, 1997)
Different organizations offer various training programs for developing leadership skills in relation to planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The following paper analyzes the subject matter of these leadership trainings from various training writings and programs, in the light of the aforementioned human resource and management functions within an organization.
Planning is concerned with the future impact of today's decisions. It is the fundamental function of…… [Read More]
y providing 'Role clarity' formalization eliminates the confusion pertaining to 'who does what' in an organization. Formalization also results in 'specialization of tasks'. Formalization is a process by which organizations try to standardize employee behavior. Larger organizations are generally more formalized due to greater manageability.
The downside of formalizing is well-known. If an organization wants to implement formalization it would be met with resistance. Managing employee resistance will be a big problem for managers who attempt to standardize work procedures. Employees in a formalized organization strictly perform the duties allotted to them and not more which causes a serious effect on the productivity. The lack of initiative by workers and the consequent loss of productivity and increased operating costs imply a loss of competitive advantage. Also, the one sided bureaucracy witnessed in a formal organization may in some instances lead to opportunistic behaviors by leaders resulting in misuse of power.…… [Read More]
However, Avery points out an important shift in managerial leadership styles. She sees it as a shift in the balance of power within an organization, rather than a shift in the way managers perform their daily tasks. She states, leadership involves letting go of conventional notions of control, order, and hierarchy, replacing them with trust and an acceptance of continual change, chaos, and respect for diverse members of the organization...the members are expected to be self-managing and self-leading (Avery, 29-30).
This statement summarizes Avery's view of how leadership styles will evolve in the future. The balance of power is shifting from the leader to the employee. In the future, employees will continue to become more independent and to seek their own methods of self-management. Leaders will have to be wiling to let go and become more of a guidance counselor than an authority figure. This trend was perhaps the most…… [Read More]
Course No -- Leadership
It had often been said earlier that leadership is an inherent quality in certain individuals, but there are also leaders who are made through management institutions, by organizations, through institutions like the armed forces and even through political relationships, etc. There are certain qualities that a leader must have or develop to be a leader and remain a leader and those are the subject matter of discussion now.
The situation in the world is changing and it has come to a position in the beginning of the twenty-first century, that certain characteristics are seen as requirements for being able to influence future changes. Some of them are the ability to bring together individuals as much as possible for them to take a collective action, demonstrate collaborative decision and inclusive decision making for the entire group, maintain a flexible and responsive reaction in reference to all…… [Read More]
Leadership Self-Assessment Analysis
In the wake of the corporal scandals of Enron and the Arthur Anderson Company, there have been increased calls for strong ethical leadership. Leadership had always been regarded as a key factor in ensuring the effectiveness of any organization. However, new models are also being developed to challenge the limitations of the prevailing classical theories of leadership.
This paper argues for a tempered approach, one that combines effective leadership with good management. Both factors are important, since over-managed and under-led organizations tend to lose sight of their goals. By the same token, while charismatic leaders can lead their organizations to high levels of success, the lack of management skills means that such victories do not last in the long run.
The growing awareness of corporate and white-collar crime has likewise presented new challenges to the classical leadership model. Organization leaders should now be wary of lawsuits the…… [Read More]
Leadership ehavior for Effective Decision Making
Effective decision making in the competitive business environment is closely linked with leadership skills. Managing change in existing organizations can often be extremely difficult, as it requires changing the organizational culture, the very roots that bind its members. This paper analyses the characteristics of a successful leader, illustrated with a practical example. Contrary to popular understanding, there is no unique style of leadership for all situations and the leader needs to be flexible and change his approach depending on case to case basis. The analysis takes into account the various theories on leadership - behavioral, contingency and transformational and evaluates the response of the leader to various situations in a typical organization operating in a fiercely competitive environment.
From the analysis, it is observed that the leader exhibited varying leadership styles and behavior to address and resolve various issues. The leader is found to…… [Read More]
The five-factor model is a classification system of personality traits organized in five broad dimensions i.e. openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The model was derived from factor analytic studies of a large number of existing measures on personality traits, and has been established as generalizable across cultures (McCrae & Costa, 1997; McCrae & Costa, 1999; McCrae & John, 1992).
The leadership should reflect extra-version; this dimension represents the leader to be optimistic, assertive, and sociable. The leader should serve as intervening means of transmission, expression, or communication. Extraverted leaders are capable of exercising their influence in an assertive manner to communicate in an effective method.
The leadership requires the individuals to be disciplined, organized, and persistent. The leader should watch over or guard against carelessness, laziness and inefficiency. Conscientious leaders are consistently methodical, responsible, and thorough in their decision-making and activities.
Leaders are…… [Read More]
After completing the self-analysis in Hackman & Johnson's (2008) book Leadership: A communication perspective, I have evaluated myself as follows: For competence I rated myself as being skilled, informed and trained. In regards to trustworthiness I evaluated that I am honest, kind and friendly. For dynamism, I regard myself as assertive and active. This paper will summarize the results that I found and discuss what those results illustrate or reveal about my leadership communication behaviors.
I rated myself as skilled, informed and trained when it comes to competence. When it comes to leadership, the higher the individual is in a leadership role, the more important communication competence becomes. I rated myself as skilled because I have been in leadership roles where I have had to communicate information effectively. Being in these positions helped me hone my leadership communication skills. I feel that being in smaller leadership roles were good…… [Read More]
In my opinion, leaders should be an example for their team regarding work. They should promote increased enthusiasm towards work, in order for their example to be followed by other members of their group.
However, when assessing an individual's leadership potential it is necessary to take into consideration its emotional intelligence level. People's emotional intelligence refers to their ability of understanding motions and feelings and their attitudes and reactions in different situations (Chapman, 2009). The emotional intelligence level reveals how we read people, how we tend to use our emotions, how we understand and manage these emotions, and impressions.
The results of my EIQ 16 test have revealed interesting aspects about myself that I was not really aware of. For example, on the reading people aspect I rated level 3, which means that I am competent in this field. This means that I am normally aware of my feelings and…… [Read More]
High-performance teams are self-directed and empowered to achieve powerful results in a very short period of time. Team members will learn and grow as they work together.
Negative team members or malcontents are individuals who will come into the process already with a bad attitude and not agree with anything that is suggested. This can bring the entire team down. It is up to the team leader to reinforce the strengths of this individual and the purpose for his/her role on the team. The person should have the opportunity to address his/her concerns with an objective and non-judgmental environment. The leader should ask the person to give three reasons that are of most concern. Then narrow it to two, and finally to one. Then the leader can transfer to a more positive approach and ask the person to give ways to address the concerns. Positive group members keep an open…… [Read More]
49). That goes for leaders in the learning community as well. Thessin asserts that while it is important to teach students to solve problems, there is a lack of focus on another important, related goal: "the need for teachers to learn to do the same" (49). Teachers are leaders and they must be given the training to develop problem solving skills along with the other important skills mentioned in this paper.
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Education. College Student Journal, 43(2), 1-8.
Fulton-Calkins, Patsy, and Milling, Charlie. (2005). Community-College Leadership: An Art to be Practiced: 2010 and Beyond. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Vol.
Jameson, Jill, Ferrell, Gill, Kelly, Jacquie, alker, Simon, and Ryan, Malcolm. (2006). Building
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Leadership and management are two different concepts. Management is involved with the operational oversight of employees, departments, or processes, while leadership is involved with leading the company through organizational changes that are intended to enable the company to meet its objectives. Leaders, as are expected to carry themselves in a positive manner to motivate and influence the rest of the organization positively, because they act as an example to the rest of the employees in the organization.
Since leadership is mainly influenced by the behavior, different leaders apply different strategies to ensure that the objectives of the company have been fully met (Sheahan, 2006). This paper therefore analyzes the difference between leadership and management, and ways of cultivating leadership skills in managers that benefits the organization. The paper also explains how managers can set effective expectations for their employees so as to increase the performance of the organization.
Leadership skills…… [Read More]
The leadership concepts as defined by Bolman & Deal (2006) are also illustrated in this movie, where leaders don't try to squelch conflict; they respect it and use it as a means for gaining creative insights into solving problems. These leaders also don't necessarily care about being popular, they care about getting each member of their team to concentrate on their perception of the problem and quickly developing a shared solution (Bolman, Deal, 2006). All of these strategies would not be effective without trust in the leaders, and throughout the film both continually show they are worthy of trust by staying intensely focused on a solution to their very difficult challenge of bringing a disabled spacecraft back to earth.
Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal. (2006). Wizard and warrior: neglected leadership roles. Strategy & Leadership, 34(5), 46-48.
Leigh Buchanan, Mike Hofman. (2000, March). Everything I know about…… [Read More]
Leadership Styles Among Male and Female Principal
It is the intention of this research to study the leadership and cognitive styles of teachers and instructors of both genders within the educational system and their preference for types of leadership in a principal of that institution.
The research will include teachers and educators from all levels of the educational system from grade school to high school. The study will also include teachers and instructors from all major academic fields of study offered in public and private schools. The studies conducted thus far in the educational arena indicate that teachers are equally inclined towards different cognitive styles.
Teachers prefer a mix of idealist, analytical and realistic cognitive styles of leadership in their Principals. Studies have also indicated that teachers prefer that principals are people oriented and task oriented in their approach to running the school or institution. In addition, teachers also prefer…… [Read More]
What are the most challenging issues in your current position?" think budget constraints are perhaps some of the biggest challenges I currently face in my position. The increasing rises in the cost of providing good health care, combined with decreasing reimbursement from insurance and government agencies, pushes us to pay more attention to the "bottom line." In order to respond to this issue, it is imperative that leaders are able to maintain budget control as well as to limit budget variances. However, occasionally it is almost impossible to avoid budget shortages which in turn results in shortfalls in staff development, which subsequently leads to unhappy staff and low morale.
There are many more managers than leaders in this health care organization. Managers manage processes, leaders lead people and leaders are what we need now. Both skills are important, but to be able to adapt this never-ended changing health care system…… [Read More]
Leadership Analysis of OSIM
High growth technology companies are fertile organizations for the conflicts of leadership styles. The incessant need for accelerating new product development and staying in step with customer needs on the one hand and the pressure to reduce costs often lead high tech firms to adopt transactional leadership mindsets (Eppard, 2004). This gets amplified in Asian cultures where time is a very limited resource and large-scale organizations including OSIM International have a myriad of conflicting priorities (Beugr, Acar, Braun, 2006). Defining a management style that is agile enough to respond to these many challenges while at the same time concentrating on attaining cost targets is essential for survival in highly competitive industries (Pieterse, van Knippenberg, Schippers, Stam, 2010). on Sim, CEO of OSIM, must balance these many requirements while engraining a high level of accountability and ownership throughout the global operations of OSIM International. Balancing transactional and…… [Read More]
Throughout history and at every corner of the world, there are great men and women who have heeded the call to power, influence and even fame and glory. These personalities changed history through the exalted deeds they performed and even the notorious acts committed. People followed them and to those true believers, they have given their lives to these influential people who are regarded by many names but foremost amongst them, they are known as leaders. Leaders are those that influence people's behaviors and make them believe and follow the leader's will in order to achieve the goal set for by the one leading. There are various styles of leaders from the charismatic, autocratic, democratic, to the delegative. Some leaders use one style while others combine two or more especially when situations warrant differing approaches. There is an adage that goes, "leaders are made not born" and despite…… [Read More]
Leadership is defined as a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive (obins, Pinsky, & Krichko, 2004). Bernard Bass' theory of leadership (Bass, 1990) states that there are three ways to explain the development of how one becomes a leader. The Trait Theory explains that some personality traits may lead people naturally into leadership roles. The Great Events Theory states that a crisis or important event may cause a person to rise to the occasion, which brings out extraordinary leadership qualities in an ordinary person. Finally, the Transformational Leadership Theory states that people can choose to become leaders or people can learn leadership skills. The latter theory is the most widely accepted theory today (Fabian, 2004).
When one considers a person as a leader, he/she does not think about personal attributes. Observation is typically…… [Read More]
Leadership Discussions First Half
Identify at least two ethical dilemmas that occur when you are in a position of leadership. What makes the dilemmas ethical? Would you expect each person to react to the dilemma in the same way?
People have different ways of reacting to dilemmas. In my position as a leader, I have encountered a situation where I had to choose tow rights. In this case, I was entangled in a dilemma because I value both student achievement and teacher autonomy when I pursue to enact policies that lower expectations. This was a heightened conflict because all school heads are public officials obligated to various people with competing interests and values. My position comes with dilemmas such as deciding whether to report teachers with questionable grading decisions. This dilemma is ethical because it puts pressure on the need to make ethical decisions. Further, in my response,…… [Read More]
Leadership -- Al Gini
Leadership is more than management; hence not all managers are leaders. Leadership involves the capacity to motivate workers and employee to work towards a common goal. Leaders also influence the employees towards certain behaviors they want. The modern organization should therefore acquire the best team of managers, who should have leadership traits and accept changes in the organization when necessary, including technological change. Management and leadership are most certainly not the same, despite the fact that many, even in business, use the terms in the same manner. In general, managers are more concerned with organizing people, plans, and projects. Managing gleans authority by a particular organization and must, in turn, utilize followers (subordinates). They may be in charge of a group or a project, but that definition does not make them leaders. Managers tend to operate in a manner in which they receive and depend upon…… [Read More]
Perhaps it is the subliminal desire to be a teacher. Or maybe it is that I never had the opportunity to actually stand in front of a room and instruct. Whatever the reason, I see myself falling into the leadership role of teacher and mentor.
A enjoy the different personalities and styles of people. That could be one of the motivations for being inclined toward this type of leadership. Teaching or mentoring is a very interpersonal type of leadership style. I get satisfaction from seeing and encouraging others and sharing information with them. In return, I learn a great deal from them as well. I also gain greater self-esteem when people tell me I am doing a good job or thank me for helping out. It is a real boost to the ego.
In a classroom setting, at parties and casually talking with friends, when playing sports and…… [Read More]
One reason has to do with the intellectual hurdles that senior executives jump in obtaining their jobs. It takes at least an IQ of about 110 to 120 to get an advanced degree such as an MBA. There is thus a high selection pressure for IQ in order to enter the executive ranks." (p. 250)
The text goes on to argue that the result is that there is not a great deal of variation in the intellectual properties possessed by most leaders. In a sense, this is a further confirmation that certain qualities are inborn, insofar as most leaders can be expected to fall within a specific range of proven intellectual capacity. To go a step further to this point though, Goleman et al. indicate that the difference between the excellent, the average and the inadequate leader will be founded on the high variance of emotional intelligence capabilities. This suggests…… [Read More]
The consequence of participative leadership can also be successful decisions suggested by specialists in the particular field. In this type of business management, the supervisor does not only engage team members, but can also take leadership from his peers (ampur, 2010).
One of the most appropriate participative leadership examples can be when a supervisor segregates project work in his team associates including himself converses the project necessities and prospects with the team manager and other associates, and then they work on it together. Participative leadership definitely augments worker approval, decreases the workload of administrators, and generates better collaboration; with all this ultimately contributing to high-quality work in the project (ampur, 2010).
The major advantage of participative leadership style is that this method encourages the resolve and progress of possible leaders who are already present in the team. Since this method of leadership and management necessitates all the team associates to…… [Read More]
The individual with high self-awareness will also be able to deal with others more effectively even if the other person is difficult. The self-aware individual has a better understanding of his or her own goals and so of the goals of others. The person who is self-aware can generally speak about that fact more openly and about the impact this has on his or her work. The author also points out that self-awareness can be discerned in others by various means, from performance reviews to the level of self-confidence seen in the person being evaluated. This is important in developing future leaders, beginning with recognizing who has the potential.
Self-regulation is cited next, meaning the ability to control internal forces that might shape behavior in a way that is not conducive to the best performance. Such a person can control emotions like anger so that he does not act impetuously…… [Read More]
Leadership and Change Management
Consider a change that has been recently introduced in your organization. Using relevant change and leadership theories, critically analyze the benefits and problems that introduction of this change has brought. TO WHAT EXTENT HAS LEADERSHIP CONTRIUTED TO THE RESULTS OF THIS PROCESS?
RasgGas is a joint venture gas company between Qatar Petroleum, the State of Qatar's national oil and gas company (majority stakeholder), and ExxonMobil, an American Integrated Oil and Gas company. The company is about fifteen years old and has been involved in all aspect of exploration, development, production, liquefaction and marketing of gas from the North Field. RasGas is a major contributor to the State of Qatar's worldwide leadership in the production and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export. The company has utilized technologies to drill high capacity gas well and build the largest and most efficient liquefaction trains in the world. These…… [Read More]
United States had been involved with the world affairs from 18th century to the present and its most prominent role was during the pre-world war era and post-world war affairs of the world.
Particularly when President Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy ruled, the economic prosperity of the United States began to grow on a vast scale. Their eras were considered the most successful era for United States in relation to economic prosperity. President Eisenhower and Kennedy ruled United States from 1953 to 1961 and 1961 to 1963. In their time of governance, United States took a revolutionary step in bringing change in the way people brought up lives in America (Moss & George, 2010). These Democrats controlled Congress for a period however; they could not pass liberal legislations due to the enforcements of Conservative Coalition.
The involvement of United States with worldly affairs in the light of President Eisenhower…… [Read More]
Leadership in Nursing
Posting #3 ead articles choose interest. Analyze articles describe leadership roles discussed. Compare attributes nurse leaders. •http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/global_health/home/News/women/mch_midwives.
Posting #3: Health leadership in the developing world
The developing world faces many critical health challenges. Addressing the multitude of concerns regarding health delivery can seem overwhelming, and it is critical that the national leadership is able to define specific goals to improve the healthcare infrastructure of these nations and devise targeted solutions. According to the article "Attracting and etaining Nurse Tutors in Malawi," the nursing profession in Malawi faces a critical shortage of nurse technicians, at a rate of up to 80% in certain areas (Caffrey & Frelick 2006:1). The problems in Malawi lay in the willingness of students to enter the profession as well as a shortage of educators. Without nurse tutors to train nurse technicians, it will be a struggle to provide the countryside with needed health…… [Read More]
Leadership -- its Importance for Today's Organization
hen looking at leadership and the role it plays in organizations, it is important to not only define it, but also recognize the differences with respect to "Management." The characteristics of effective leaders need to be examined, as well as how one can develop leadership skills in today's work environment.
This report will show the importance of leadership in terms of developing and implementing effective strategies, as well as traits employees feel are important for an effective leader. Three articles concerning leadership will also be examined in this report.
Definition of Leadership and Differences with Respect to "Management" good definition of leadership is one who possesses the "capacity or ability to lead (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entries/06/m0070600.html)" or give an organization direction or guidance.
Management, however, refers to the executive ability or skill in managing an organization.
Management skills should be balanced with leadership skills. It is…… [Read More]
National Educational Technology / State Leadership: The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has released its 7th annual National Educational Technology Trends Report and it indicates that technology is playing "an increasingly important role" in K-12 school improvement efforts. Leadership in technology training in schools is vital if the future needs of all students are to be met, according to an article in Yacht Charters Magazine (Marketwire, 2010). The article quotes Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: "Schools can't be throw-backs to the state of education fifty, twenty, even ten years ago."
Peabody Faculty Recognized for Research, Leadership: Several faculty members from Vanderbilt University's Peabody Research Institute have been selected as American Education Research Association Fellows due to the leadership they demonstrated in scientific and scholarly educational research initiatives (Vanderbilt University). Meanwhile Robert Rodosky, who is adjunct professor of Leadership Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt, has won the 2010 Excellence…… [Read More]
Leadership and Management
The ole of Leaders and Managers in an Organization
Leaders and managers serve important but distinct roles within an organization. While the title of "leader" isn't exclusive to those in only upper level positions within a company, the title manager usually almost signifies and assigned rank within an organization. In the following paragraphs, we look at the roles of both leaders and managers in more detail.
The ole of Leader
A leader is a person who sets the vision for the organization. They are the captains, they navigate often unknown territory, make strategic decisions in an effort to steer the organization to higher levels of success and to meet the organizations' missions and goals. Leaders inspire, they educate and they motivate. Leaders persuade and influence others well. An effective leader is able to clearly communicate the vision of the organization and effectively encourages the organizations members and…… [Read More]
Leadership and Management
The differences between Management and Leaders are often difficult to discern. People often possess both leadership and management traits, as many people in everyday circumstances use management skills, leadership skills, and a combination of both. However, there are subtle differences through which we can differentiate between management and leadership. At the same time, however, not all good managers are necessarily good leaders and not all good leaders are good managers. The qualities, skill sets and personalities that make a good leaders are often little different for a manager. For example, leader should be able to lead people, while managers must be detail oriented so that they can make good business decisions. Similarly, leaders focus on big picture and look for people, while management looks for detail and the profitability of the company (Desatnick, 1988).
In American company, one of the reasons that the organizations hire people with…… [Read More]
Leadership: Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship
A Matter of Trust
Even upon an initial, cursory examination of the terms, there readily appears to be significant correlation between the concepts of leadership, trustworthiness, and ethical stewardship when applied to a corporate or enterprise-based model. The definition of stewardship denotes the protection or the guardianship of some form of interest, which, robustly relates to the connotations of leadership that imply that a leader has followers because they believe that he or she will help them achieve some goal. The belief that the followers have in their leader or in leadership in general is based upon trust. However, what is at the crux of the Cam Caldwell et al.'s journal article, Leadership, Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship, is the central question of whose specific interest are being tended to with the leadership and stewardship of enterprises in professional organizations, and is that interest one that…… [Read More]
The relationship between Employee 2 and the accounting manager is one where the manager experiences a greater degree of dependency, because of the employee's expert power. Hence the manager is as it were obliged to comply with Employee 2's requirement in order to ensure that the employee provides the necessary services to the company. On the other hand, were the manager to appoint an additional certified public accountant, the expert power of Employee 2 would be considerably diminished, especially once the new employee becomes well versed in his work. This would provide a stronger basis of formal power to the accounting manager, and Employee 2 in turn would be obliged to work a normal week, like all the other employees in the department.
Employee 3 also exercised personal power, and specifically the element of referent power, in terms of her personal traits. Because of the employee's personality, others are naturally…… [Read More]
"The goal is for counselors to be able to move to any state" and yet not face tedious new licensure application processes.
The second issue is medical insurance reimbursement: according to the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, there has been a great deal of "anger and frustration" and confusion over whether or not licensed professional counselors will be (or are now) able to be recognized as eligible for medical assistance (MA) reimbursement. This is a problem that is not unique to Minnesota, but in fact boards across the country are dealing with MA reimbursement issues. In the case of the Minnesota board, rumors have been circulating that insurance companies are not credentialing professional counselors; but the truth is, most insurance companies will indeed issue credentials to those professionals recognized as Mental Health Professionals under applicable state and federal laws. It may mean extra effort on the part of…… [Read More]