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The purpose of the Graduate Research Project (GRP) is to have students compare and contrast, evaluate, synthesize, and apply theoretical concepts covered in this course to practical cases. The GRP comprises 37% of the overall course grade. Select one of the options listed below: Option #1: Motivation The student is to

Workplace Conflict I worked as an employee of a medical facility; as a result, I was responsible for maintaining Medical Records as well as assisting the receptionist at the front desk. I enjoyed my position as an employee of the medical organization, however; there was an employee named Christina, who worked in the check/out department, who for some unknown reason, Christina had total animosity toward me. I started to notice that everything I did on the job was documented and reported to my immediate supervisor, for example, The Conflict Part I: I had the privilege of working in an office with a Physician, who was barely in the office, (as a result of attending to patients in the office) that gave me an opportunity to have the door closed, radio on in a low volume, and complete the tasks that were assigned. Underlying problem or difference: Task and Relationship Christina immediately called my supervisor and told her that I was working with the door closed. Later, that afternoon my immediate supervisor told me that she would prefer it if I left the door open. Sides: Chosen Employee 1 Myself Employee 2 Christina Employee 3 Supervisor This would not have been a problem if my supervisor would have said something to me before about whether or not I could leave the door opened or closed, after all she told me in a previous conversation that it was alright to leave the door opened as long as the physician I shared an office with did not mind. Before Christina called my supervisor regarding the door being closed she felt the need to invade my work area, such as eating on my desk when I was not around, and leaving her lunch tray on my table, tearing off the back of the seat of the chair and putting it on top of the chair. Unfortunately, on many occasions Christina fabricated the truth to the physicians stating I was misfiling in hopes of terminating my position. Once, the physicians were informed of my alleged misfiling by Christina they reported this information to my supervisor. Part II Face-to-Face Communication: My supervisor then chose to have a word with me about what she has been hearing. I informed her that I was not misfiling and that other employees have access to the charts, and once other employees pull the charts out, they do not pay attention to where they put the charts when they are finished, resulting in misfiling. The list goes on as to the lengths Christina would sink to, to sabotage my employment.

Workplace Conflict I worked as an employee of a medical facility; as a result, I was responsible for maintaining Medical Records as well as assisting the receptionist at the front desk. I enjoyed my position as an employee of the medical organization, however; there was an employee named Christina, who worked in the check/o

Leadership of Teams (Team Norms and Procedures)

Leadership of Teams Team Norms and Procedures In this paper i need help in the following subject: the comment was made that norms are implicit, and tend to develop over time. However, it was also observed that virtual teams can not afford the luxury of such a passive process, and need to take proactive steps to e

Strategies leaders should adopt to enhance relationships

A critical component of leaders' success is their ability to develop effective relationships with their superiors, their co-workers, and their subordinates. Propose and discuss at least three strategies leaders should adopt to enhance their relationships with superiors, co-workers and subordinates.

Behavioural Studies: Learning Behaviours

Provide an overview of two leadership behavioural studies, concentrating on their implications to better understand a leader. Additionally, discuss strategies and methods individuals may consider to change their behaviour and enhance their leadership abilities.

The concept leadership and the fundamental style of leadership are composed of an individuals' ability to motivate their followers to do what is necessary to exceed organizational expectations. Leadership is a learned skill as a result of an individuals' willingness to observe past mistakes and previous victories of success. Analyzing the strategies of previous organizational leaders will allow an individual to formulate his or her own methodology of leading an organization and determine which strategies to emulate. A high-quality leader should make good use of all three styles charismatic, transactional, and transformational (Avolio, 2002). Each leadership style can be quite beneficial within organizations thus allowing leaders to "rise to the occasion" in terms of, which of their specific leadership quality is most desirable. To be a leader, one must possess the capacity to enforce effect and influence change without the overtones of a dictatorial leadership style simultaneously, realizing the essence of a high-quality leader determines his or her ability to learn from his or her errors in an effort to find the best solution to generate the best outcome within his or her organization.

The concept leadership and the fundamental style of leadership are composed of an individuals' ability to motivate their followers to do what is necessary to exceed organizational expectations. Leadership is a learned skill as a result of an individuals' willingness to observe past mistakes and previous victories of success. A

Sandwich Blitz more in need of in this situation

Jack and Jenny have decided to meet a venture capital group in New York to discuss the possibility of internal expansion of Sandwich Blitz, Inc., and to find out if acceptable financing can be arranged. Jack has always been the one who could voice the Sandwich Blitz vision. He has usually been the visible â??voiceâ? for the

Characteristics of the Situation

I need help with thinking of a crisis situation that we are familiar with involving a group, team, organization or country and analyze it in terms of the leader-follower-situation framework. For example, were the followers looking for a certain kind of behavior from the leader? Did the situation demand it? Did the situation, in

Leadership Paper: Sam Walton

Sam Walton Research their life, management style, employment background, and what skills, traits, and characteristics made them a good leader. 1,496 words and five references

Facets of a leader is the fact that a leader must possess

One of the many facets of a leader is the fact that a leader must possess an extensive body of knowledge that sets him/her apart from the rest of the employees and/or management staff. For example, in IT (Information Technology) management, the leader has an advantage of knowing the end result right from the very beginning. Mo

Leadership

Why is it important for a leader to be a model and cheerleader of the change initiative? 195 words

The benefits of self-managed teams Self-managed teams are beneficial to most organizations for the reason that this type of team has a general idea of the company's main objective and requires no further direction from management. Most organizations consider it a huge advantage to have a team that is resourceful and takes the initiative to complete tasks, find solutions to unanswered questions, and resolve conflict within the team without the inclusion of management or a mediator. Leaders of corporate America desire to have individuals, subordinates, or employees that are self-sufficient and reliant. There are several benefits of a self-managed team such as; ? The ability to collaborate with the team on creative concepts with separate project execution: o In some cases, working as a team can be problematic as a result of various personality traits or characteristics that differ in some areas. Therefore, teams that are self-managed provide a reprieve for team members who may be difficult to work with. For instance, a team will meet during the collaborative stage, delegate responsibilities, and separate in order to begin a section of a task. A primary example that comes to mind, is attending a team-based university in which case the curriculum is divided into two sections, individual assignments and team assignments. Teams within the university are primarily self-managed, they meet one day of the week, unless additional clarification is required, assign tasks to each team member depending on their attributes, each team member submits a work product by the specified deadline that was agreed upon by the team, the team reviews each team members contribution and determines if the project meets or exceeds corporate expectations.

The benefits of self-managed teams Self-managed teams are beneficial to most organizations for the reason that this type of team has a general idea of the company's main objective and requires no further direction from management. Most organizations consider it a huge advantage to have a team that is resourceful and takes th

Work Designs - Leading Teams

A key point from the Mastering Virtual Teams text is that team management is based on the task. In addition, the text defines seven kinds of virtual teams (Networked teams, parallet teams, project or product development temas, work, functional, or production teams, service teams, management teams, and action teams), while the Cr

Self-managed teams: Benefits, role of leadership, challenges

Provide a concise explanation of the below topics. In the paper, explain how this topic applied to your leadership experience and offer thoughts. Thanks. The benefits of self-managed teams The changing role of leadership in self-managed teams The challenges of implementing self-managed teams

Contingency leadership model

Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 200 words in the solution. Identify the one contingency leadership model you prefer to use and state why. Describe the type of leader that you want to be on the job. Identify specific behavior you plan to use as a leader. You should also identify the behavior you will

1. Network organization-An organization that is separated by several subdivisions within a large corporation. The subdivisions may operate under the same corporate umbrella; however, the subdivisions are completely independent of the large corporations (Borgatti, 1996). For example, the subdivisions may occupy the same space but their overall function is totally unrelated to the large corporations day-to-day operations. Another example, a university resides within a medical facility, the university does business as an education institute, which is totally independent of the medical facility's organizational practices. 2. Learning Organization-is an organization that makes constant strides to facilitate learning throughout the corporate infrastructure. This type of organization educates subordinates on the fundamentals of operating an organization and how to be more competitive within the organization and/or the marketplace. An example of a learning organization that comes to mind is Enterprise Rental Car; this organization only hires individuals who possess a college degree preferably a Bachelors in Business. Once a qualified candidate is hired, the candidate will be trained on how to become a manager in order to own his/her own franchise. So from the moment the new hire enters the organization, the company automatically assumes that their new hire is a future leader who will become an asset with proper training and development. A candidate/new hire will undergo a process of theoretical training and hands on training. Enterprise rental car focuses on molding new employees into exceptional leaders in the world of business which is what constitutes a learning organization.

1. Network organization-An organization that is separated by several subdivisions within a large corporation. The subdivisions may operate under the same corporate umbrella; however, the subdivisions are completely independent of the large corporations (Borgatti, 1996). For example, the subdivisions may occupy the same space b

Empowerment

Empowerment is coming to be an overused term. What does it mean in terms of leadership? What does the term imply about leadership?

Leadership Qualities Assignment

Can you help to start this assignment.(I will use it as a reference. I will rate myself). See the attached file detailing 10 qualities that mark a leader and help influence the leadership process. Evaluate yourself using the grid titled "How Do You Rate" found at the end of this document. Write a summary of your findings focusin

Preparation for Company Interview

How can I best prepare myself for an interview? If asked about strengths and weaknesses how should I answer? Also, what kind of information should I know about the company?

Leadership: Changing Efforts

Why is trust important to change efforts? How would you as a leader foster development of it in your organization?

FMC Green River and FMC Aberdeen.

In this third analysis for Mr. Dailey of FMC Green River I will be discussing work groups, teams, leadership, and communication aspects of my analysis of FMC Aberdeen as it applies to FMC Green River. I will be discussing the background of both facilities in this area and will provide an organizational analysis of these facilit

Develop a proposal to provide to the leaders of Farm Bank

Read The Farm Bank Case in Chapter 7 of your text (Brown, D. (2010). An Experiential Approach to Organization Development (18th ed., Vol. 8). Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall). You are to act as an OD practitioner who has been asked to advise Mr. Swain on how to work with the older vice president. Create a case analysis using

Leadership skills would have helped you avoid this situation

People Improve Processes, Not BPM Tools. By: Hedge III, Arthur J.. AIIM E-DOC, Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p20-23, 3p; (AN 18632114) Review the article above. Which of your leadership skills would have helped you avoid this situation? What additional skills do you need to develop before you are prepared to handle a simil