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Good Leadership

1. Think about a supervisor you have had in the past whom you admired. What qualities did that person possess that you respected? Provide examples to support your answer.

2. How does leadership style impact group communication? Use an example from your workplace to illustrate your answer.

3. Which contemporary motivation theory would motivate you the most? Why?

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1) The supervisor I most admire was a finance director for a firm I once worked for. He began his career with our company as an assistant in accounting years ago. He held the position as he worked his way through college and was promoted various times along the way. After gaining a reputation as a go-to guy, the company elected to pay for him to go back to college to obtain his MBA. After a stint in operations, he was promoted to the position of director.

I respect him, first and foremost, because he worked his way through the ranks at our company and stayed there even after he could have left for more money. I also admired his enthusiasm. It was genuine, and you could tell he really enjoyed not only what he did, but who he did it for (he was always first in the office on Monday morning with a fresh pot of coffee waiting).

I respect him also because he was honest and fair and you never heard him gossip or speak ill of anyone. You could speak to him in confidence about personal issues without fear of him starting rumors. Also, if you wanted an honest opinion, he would shoot straight and not sugar coat issues.

The two most admirable qualities he possessed were that he never asked anyone to do something he himself would not do (he was 'in the trenches' with you), and he would not hesitate to ...

Solution Summary

The answers explain the qualities of good leaders, how leadership style influences group communication (good and bad), and explains a contemporary motivation theory.