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Leadership Skills in Human Resource Management

Assume that you are the new leader of a team consisting of 12 people. You will be meeting your team members for the first time on Monday morning. You want your team to be an high energy group that is prepared to respond to a wide array of activities and responsibilities in the area of human resources management within an academic institution in which you are changed with all activities except for faculty hiring. Explain "How" you might approach your first meeting. What are the expectations? What are your concerns and "how" do you intend to address these issues? What style of leadership are you prepared to use in the given situation? Do you have a time frame? How will you define success?

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Explain "How" you might approach your first meeting.

First encounters with any group can be the toughest, especially if the group has a really tight niche. If you have had time to evaluate your group prior to your first meeting, then you will have the upper hand, as far as knowing their backgrounds and social degrees within the work environment. Speaking from my own experience, most of the time my approaches to new groups is done very casual and relaxed, but as professional at the same time. Keep the atmosphere inspiring and encouraging. The idea is to have everyone on the same line of thinking, and not to be scared about asking questions or making comments or suggestions, and you want them to know you will support them in every way possible, but you will expect their support in return. After all this is a team effort, this couldn't apply more to any other department then HR.

What are the expectations?

Keep your goals, objectives and expectation high, but reasonable. No one wants to shoot for the stars when it is not possible or plausible to achieve. Explain to your group that while your motto maybe "failure is unacceptable", you do understand that the possibility of failure does exists no matter what you do and it is something to taken as ...

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Assume that you are the new leader of a team consisting of 12 people. You will be meeting your team members for the first time on Monday morning. You want your team to be an high energy group that is prepared to respond to a wide array of activities and responsibilities in the area of human resources management within an academic institution in which you are changed with all activities except for faculty hiring.

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