Leadership Styles

Leadership Styles

Scenario A

What style did the leader exhibit? Describe events pointing out how your selected leader worked by certain principles.

The leader exhibited visionary and democratic leadership where the managers and the junior staff were involved in the decision making process (Bush Bell & Middlewood, 2010). The leader used to depend on our opinion and points before making any decision as that had really transformed decision implementation as all the employees readily accepted and implemented any change that was proposed. This was since their views were incorporated either through the group leaders or open meetings held. The leader capitalized on the people’s strength and innovativeness before commencing any project as this saved huge losses as the different views from the people gave a clear picture of what was expected at the end. Growing stuff career and experience was one of his areas of focus as he made sure that all the people were given a change to participate in project and explore their talents to the extremes and therefore making them feel free and accommodated in the company.

Report details of the scenario demonstrating how you were led to perform.

The zeal and the support that I got from his encouragement and guidance made me really strive hard to excess as I was not gated or prevented to explore my skills even further,.. in that company I was able to gather skills of management too learning closely from  him and therefore growing my leadership career something that saw mw become the group leader in that company and therefore coordinating the departments activates.

How did you improve your overall attitude and motivation based on a supportive leader in the workplace?

I was able to improve my attitude and view towards all people holistically and learnt that giving people a chance to become innovative and participate in company’s project at will through guidance and encouragements gears towards realizing the company’s goals faster as the employees are able to love their work and attach some value to the company’s projects.

Positive influence can help team members develop their skills and knowledge. Do you agree to this statement? Why and how?

Yes I agree with this statement. This is because the positive influence gives them the desire to explore and discover new things that help them develop extra skills that help either work smarter and effectively. Interaction with the subordinates also makes them feel valued and therefore enabling them to become dedicated to their work thereby sharpening their knowledge and skills.

How does working in a positive organization with supportive leadership encourage staff performance at work each day?

Av positive organization with leaders who are supportive help the subordinates feel that their world is valued in the organization and therefore giving them the courage to even do more and therefore improving their performance and therefore the performance of the organization ate large.

What leadership skills will you take from your positive experience and use when you are in a leadership position?

Some of the leadership skills that I have envied and would use in leadership position are good communication skills, being responsible, creativity, considering feedback, being trustworthy, being motivational especially to the subordinates as a way of givi9ngt them hope to feel that they are values in the organization.

Scenario B

What style did the leader exhibit? Describe events pointing out your selected leader’s leadership style.

The leader used Autocratic Leadership style where he has a bossy character and he held all the power and responsibility (Cooper, 2005). One of the worst things the leader lacked is proper communication plan as well as doing some follow up and guidance in the delegated duties. This made it hard to know the way to handle the duties as per his expectations and therefore always led to quarrying and therefore making it hard to effectively run the organization.

Report details of the scenario demonstrating how you were led in his or her team.

The decision making process was fully the role of the leader and therefore making the grievances of the subordinates and their contributions towards change not matter at all when deciding on what to implement. This therefore made it hard to fully cope with the change and also made the change implementation processes it was hard to link what the manager intended with the goals and objectives of the company as well as the personal goals.

How did the manager’s action make you feel? Explain.

The action of the manager made me feel frustrated and unvalued in the work place due to the command voice and the authoritative terns used whenever he was giving orders. It was also hard to fully explore my innovation and talent and therefore limiting my career progress.

Which leadership behaviors do you think your selected leader lacked? Do you think the leader had ever had a chance to learn about leadership styles?

The leader lacked the communication skills, charisma, and motivational skills. Some of these characters are vital for a leadership position and to some extent I felt that the leader either lacked a chance to learn the leadership characters and therefore not being dully baked or fit for the position at that time. This could be maybe that he rose to power very fast and therefore lacked the experience part of it. The leader could also have chosen to ignore the characters and choose the dictatorial.

How important is it for a leader to be trained to guide and motivate the staff members to enhance team unity, enthusiasm, and positive attitudes?

Leadership is not all about coordinating projects in an organization but also spread towards ensuring that the subjects are motivated and given a chance to explore their skills and challenge their knowledge (Schein & Schein, 2017). It is important for a leader therefore to know how to associate with his subjects and how to motivate them towards career growth and other activities in the organization. Realizing the goals of an organization can only be done with a coordinated group and therefore unity is important in an organization for effectiveness.

What role should the individual staff member have to motivate himself or herself instead of relying on a manager?

A staff member should have own targets set either at the beginning of the week, month, or year and use them to rate their performance and therefore be able to appreciate their efforts at the end. This could also be through comparing their performances with the performances of other staff in the same position in other companies and therefore appreciating once self-motivation and efforts as per the achievements.

References

Bush, T., Bell, L., & Middlewood, D. (2010). The Principles of Leadership & Management. London: Sage Publications.

Cooper, C. L. (2005). Leadership and management in the 21st century: Business challenges of the future. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Schein, E. H., & Schein, P. (2017). Organization culture and leadership.

 

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