Describe an effective supervisor and what skills make him/her so effective. Describe an ineffective supervisor (maybe one you have worked with) and what skills did he/she lack. Would the acquisition of these skills be enough to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor? Explain.
Eileen Nolland works for a small company that employs twelve people who all work in the same office. She is responsible for various duties ranging from answering phones and entering orders into the system to tracking inventory and updating client files. She performs many of these duties as a back-up for other colleagues. Over the years she has worked herself into a position as 'the go to person' for her boss, Jack Barns. Eileen has made quite an effort to gain Jack's confidence. She handles the sales staff commissions and employee benefits, and makes most of the purchasing decisions for the office. She is often found sitting in Jack's office, doing her daily work and chatting with Jack about both work and personal issues. The rest of the staff resent Eileen's connection to Jack, the boss. Many of them feel that she gets preferential treatment. Eileen does work hard, but she also has a way of setting her own hours. She is often overheard complaining about how tired she is after having to stay late at night to fix some filing error. Jack is often the one to inform other employees that he has sent Eileen home to get some rest. He often makes comments such as, 'She worked so hard last night, and she won't be any good today. I told her to go home and sleep. Be back tomorrow and start fresh.' Eileen also makes herself out to be a hero by spending time comparison shopping for things that the office needs. She then presents the information to Jack so he can see how much money she saved the company. Jack often consults with Eileen first when a major decision affecting the entire office needs to be made. Her co-workers are rarely granted this knowledge and only see Jack consulting with Eileen. Several co-workers have talked amongst themselves wondering what Eileen says that keeps Jack asking for her input. They do not think she is more knowledgeable about the clients or company than any of them. From Jack's perspective, Eileen is invaluable to the team. She always has necessary data to consider, is quick to point out benefits or potential hardships to clients, and almost always presents a solution. He wishes more employees approached their work the same way Eileen does. In fact, he often wonders why there sometimes seems to be hostility directed toward Eileen. 1. How could Jack's perception of Eileen's performance affect his leader behaviors when interacting with her? 2. How could her co-worker's perception of Jack's leader behaviors toward Eileen affect their own performance?
Chapter 5 Situational Approaches - Consistency and Leadership Eileen Nolland works for a small company that employs twelve people who all work in the same office. She is responsible for various duties ranging from answering phones and entering orders into the system to tracking inventory and updating client files. She perf
See the attached file. (1) In my experience, the single most frustrating part of working in Corporate America is the frequent lack of a coherent long-term strategy. My existing organization lives and dies based on quarterly earnings reports. The senior management becomes totally fixated on delivering the "numbers" three to
Explain Hersey and Blanchards situational leadership theory
Change is hard for some people and they fear change or see change as a danger so they may engage in either avoidance which is a defense mechanism through which people refuse to acknowledge change or the existence of change. These people kind of have the head in the sand mentality. The other reaction to change is reluctance this
How can we distinguish leadership from management? What does each contribute to accomplishment of goals?
How can we distinguish leadership from management? What does each contribute to accomplishment of goals? This solution contains a detailed explanation and answer to the two questions posed. Additionally, a reference for the content is provided along with in-text citations for reference.
1. Identified a leader who is considered an exemplar of good leadership or among the most admired in the country and produced a profile of that leader's positive attributes. 2. Researched how the leader's company inspires the workers and managers to emulate the positive attributes reported in the leader's profile. 3. Rese
Read the attached article on Wrigley. What three team leadership concepts can be learned from the company? What traits or characteristics are necessary for leaders to be effective in running teams?
I'm in the military(army) and I'm having problems brainstorming about leadership as it applies to me for the next ten to fifteen years. So if i could get a generic kinda essay that i can possibly add things to. So I need an essay to reflect the future. If you need any reference, you can Google FM 6-22 ,FM 7-0, DA PAM 350-58 Lead
Provide recognition for someone. This has to be a person that reports to someone else, because it is required to recognize this person to their manager. Remember, we are used to complaining, and moving heaven and earth to complain, but this week, put that much energy into a recognition effort for someone. Prepare a reflection
1.How has the structure of today's organization changed from the organization of the past? What is the most significant event in the evolution of organizational structure? Defend your response. 2.How can an organization use its culture to influence control over its employees? Is it ethical to do so? If not, can an organizatio
A CEO does not want to enter a lucrative market in an unstable country because he or she does not know how political forces and economic forces will affect his or her company's future business. This is an example of __________. A) a competitive interdependency B) bounded rationality C) a symbiotic interdependency D)
Why are skills inventories important to an organization? Explain.
Your team has finished conducting the training needs assessment for DNA. Performance gaps have been identified within departments. Review the results of the assessment. Complete the following tasks: 1. Create a succinct definition of the training program, as well as a meaningful title. 2. Translate the identified performance
What does the paradigm shift from competition to collaboration? Note: This is a leadership course.
Managerial Leadership: How does the follower affect/influence the leader and the nature of the leader-follower relationship? Please include source references if any.
Management Essay - Write an essay using APA formatting - typed and double-spaced using 11 or 12 point Times New Roman font. The topic for the assignment is to discuss - How do environmental factors impact managers and leaders of organizations? Select at least two - three major environmental factors and discuss in detail thei
1.In which type of organizational structure do you think your leadership style would be most effective? In what kind of structure would it be least effective? Compare and contrast the structures. 2.How does a manager's leadership style influence his or her effectiveness in the workplace? Provide a specific example. 3.Think
Why do organizations decline? What steps can organizational leaders take to halt decline and restore organizational growth? Provide an example of a company that is in decline and list several options the company can do to stop the decline.
Read that case study and answer the question(s) at the end of the case study.
What is the difference between leader pricing and bait pricing? What do they have in common? How can their use effect a marketing mix? Explain your answer.
I am in charge of sales and marketing of industrial sugar . Have a new order for a very specific sugar product, that should start production in 12 months time. For this, one of our plants should undergo significant adaptations to the current site which will include the addition of a new piece of equipment and a large extension
Explain the differences between management and leadership, and how cultivating leadership skills in managers can benefit the organization. Explain how managers can set effective expectations for their employees to increase organizational performance. Describe how managers, when applying leadership principles, can contribute t
What is Sam Walton's leadership style? Why do these traits make him successful? What characteristics, abilities, and business leadership made Walmart successful and stand out from its rivals? Name a prominent leader that could be described as authentic. Name a prominent leader that could be described as inauthentic. Explain. Do
After watching the Change is good movie clip, list three ways in which it can impact your leadership at work and two ways it can impact your leadership at home or in your personal life. What was the most important thing you learned from the clip? Change is good - you go first: 21 ways to inspire change http://www.changeisg
Identify an organizational communication concept that is particularly interesting to you and one that you would like to learn more about. Potential topics include: change management, diversity, public relations, ethics, organizational culture, organizational teams, crisis management and resolution, conflict, supervisor-subordina
Read the House and Aditya article on leadership research. This article reviews the history of the study of leadership and the prevailing theories of leadership that have gain empirical support. If you want you can supplement your reading with items from the Optional Reading list or other outside reading you find useful. Then, wr
In regards to Managerial Leadership: Compare and contrast Autocratic and Democratic Leadership styles. What are the pros and cons of each leadership style?
A personality clash refers to the fact that sometimes people: -basically dislike each other. -are violent on the job. -have different goals. -are too much alike. Question 2 An example of a cultural blooper would be for an American to: - pressure an Asian job applicant to brag about personal accomplishment
See the attached file. Discussion Questions: 1. What attributes of good organizational leadership do you see Alan Mulally display? 2. What changes is he making in rewards, skills and selection of key leaders that are most different from Ford's past 3. Do you think they will be embraced? And work? 4. How is he changing the