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Implement leadership style within large organization

1. What recommendations can you provide to make the described leadership style effective within a large organization?
2. One of the greatest challenges of an effective leader is to have all members on the same page once the decisions about the how and who have been made. How can you accomplish that? Support your response with references.
3. As a leader, I would always have an open door for employees so that I can get to know them, but I don't have to know all of their personal life.

Elaborate on the above statement and support your response with references.

4. Elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of organizations that are customer friendly organizations?
5. Robert stated regarding (democratic) leadership. This particular leadership style "consists of managers and employees working together to make decisions...many progressive organizations are high successful at using a democratic style of leadership that values traits such as flexibility, good listening skills and empathy" (Nickels, McHugh, & McHugh, 2008, p. 14).

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the democratic leadership, based on this description provided above?

6. Assess the following statement: "Leaders are challenged to synthesize large bodies of data to create a reasoned and rational strategy to guide team performance."
7. What has been the influence of this course on your Transformational Leadership Style? What has changed since you started the class? How and why did it change?
8. There must be a balance between handling both people and tasks for a manager to be an effective leader. The LPC (least preferred coworker) contingency model can help determine the "relationship between leadership effectiveness and a trait measure" (Yukl, 2006) of a manager.

What can you benefit from understanding the LPC?

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1. What recommendations can you provide to make the described leadership style effective within a large organization?

ANSWER:

Recommendations to make a leadership style effective:

A) Know and understand your people
• Their profile (e.g. age, educational background, skills, family, etc.)
• Characteristics/personalities
• Priorities
• Attitudes ( toward self, superior, peers, work, growth, development)
B) Know the nature and complexities of any given task to accomplish. This will determine the basis in giving workloads/assignments.
C) Be aware of the situation prevailing in the company. This will serve as basis in planning for appropriate actions.
D) Know what to prioritize in any given situation. Classify tasks from the most important to least important. This will serve as basis in allocating resources.
E) Inform people on new policies, rules and regulations. This will provide them direction in the performance of their tasks.
F) Involve people in planning and in formulating strategies to effect change. This would make them feel that they are really part of the organization. This will also minimize rejection to change.
G) Calculated degree of flexibility must be implemented. Just an appropriate degree is required. The manager must not be too flexible because the company may become out of focus. On the other hand, it must not be too stiff because it may make the company not adaptive to changes in the environment.

2. One of the greatest challenges of an effective leader is to have all members on the same page (pace?) once the decisions about the how and who have been made. How can you accomplish that? Support your response with references.

ANSWER:

In order to have all members on the same pace once decisions have been made, the following are suggested:
1. Orient members on the objectives of the task to be performed. This is the way to get their support in what the company wants to accomplish.
2. Provide all members clear policies and regulations to give them direction on how tasks should be accomplished (including time tables and targets). These will serve as boundaries/ limits in the performance of one's tasks.
3. Clarify responsibilities and accountabilities of each. They must know their duties and responsibilities as well as whom they are accountable.
4. Set guidelines and criteria on how performance will be measured. They must know how they will be rated so that they can perform accordingly.
5. Monitor and measure performance. Know their progress and development. This is to spot problems as early as possible.
6. Gather feedback from the members. This is an application of bottom-up ...

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