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Questions to Ask Leaders

Questions to Ask Leaders

Can you answer six of the below questions and help me to prepare a brief paper. Use the external resources and citation according to the APA style - 6 pages longer. MBA study level.

1. Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? Maybe some one who has been a mentor to you? Why and how did this person impact your life?
2. What are the most important decisions you make as a leader of your organization?
3. As an organization gets larger there can be a tendency for the â??institutionâ? to dampen the â??inspiration.â? How do you keep this from happening?
4. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization?
5. Where do the great ideas come from in your organization?
6. Which is most important to your organizationâ?"mission, core values or vision?
7. How do you or other leaders in your organization communicate the â??core valuesâ??
8. How do you encourage others in your organization to communicate the â??core valuesâ??
9. Do you set aside specific times to cast vision to your employees and other leaders?
10. How do you ensure the your organization and its activities are aligned with your â??core valuesâ??
11. How do you help a new employee understand the culture of your organization?
12. When faced with two equally-qualified candidates, how do you determine whom to hire?
13. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?
14. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
15. What is one mistake you witness leaders making more frequently than others?
16. What is the one behavior or trait that you have seen derail more leadersâ?? careers?
17. Can you explain the impact, if any, that social networking and Web 2.0 has made on your organization or you personally?
18. What are a few resources you would recommend to someone looking to gain insight into becoming a better leader?
19. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
20. What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?

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6. Which is most important to your organization - mission, core values or vision?

Vision of a company is the most important to my organization. A vision statement can either apply to the whole organization or can also apply to a single department. The main reason this is important is that it provides the company an answer with 'where we plan to go?'

Although mission and values are also important, the vision articulates the dreams and hopes for the business and also acts as a reminder of what is being tried to be built. Although vision does not provide a detailed way to get to a particular position, it does provide a direction and helps in business planning more effectively.

The vision of a company allows in letting out the passion of the entrepreneur and this statement unlike the mission, is mainly meant for the owners and members of the organization. The clients and customers have nothing much to do with these statements. In order words, this statement allows the company and its members gain a fair idea of the direction they are headed to and work on better development of the mission and values of the company based on the same (Ward, 2010).
The main reason this is so important to the organization is that it has a major influence on the decision making and also has a major role in the overall development of the mission and the values of the company. Hence it is safe to say that the vision statement to some extent forms the center of all companies.

13. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?

There are a number of qualities that make efficient leaders. Of these, one of the most important characteristics that a leader must have is the quality of accepting that they are dependent on others as well.

Leading a team requires a person who realizes and accepts that they are dependent on the employees to a great extent and the accomplishment of their visions to a great extent is based on the employees and their efforts (Pressley, 2010). As very well explained by Robertson, "Consequently, great leaders inspire others to greatness. Martin Luther King inspired a generation. Winston Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt inspired nations to greatness. A movement has to be greater than the leader if it hopes to survive since leaders come and go" (Robertson, 2010).

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Solution Summary

The following six have been chosen for the solution:
6. Which is most important to your organization' mission, core values or vision?
13. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?
14. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
15. What is one mistake you witness leaders making more frequently than others?
16. What is the one behavior or trait that you have seen derail more leaders' careers?
17. Can you explain the impact, if any, that social networking and Web 2.0 has made on your organization or you personally?

The solution provides detailed answers for the above questions. A total 1527 words and 6 references have been included.

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