For the quote by Mary D. Poole -- "Leadership should be more participative than directive" which has been a suggested approach for use in correctional settings.
Dennis Luther, a Warden at a medium-security prison, has been acknowledged for his exceptional leadership style. Warden Luther states, "leadership is character development. . .management is a set of skills, but leadership comes from character. There is nothing I do, as the leader of this organization, that is more important than the time I spend with the staff, especially the new staff, to talk about values and the treatment of inmates" (1992, pg. 2).
Do you think Warden Luther's style is participative?
Do you think the high turnover rate could be due to burnouts? Do you think that officers get tired of waiting for change that never happens?
What do you think is more important and challenging for leaders in prisons, reducing high turnover rates or ensuring the safety of the inmates and staff?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 9:50 am ad1c9bdddf
There are several leadership styles that significantly impact successes and failures of an organization and the culture creation that is conducive to the direction in which the organization will travel. With that being said, here are four leadership styles that will provide a better understanding as to leadership styles that may negatively impact an organization or have a positive impact on an organization:
- Transformational leaders create a vision, a long term plan and direction for which they will use to ensure organizational success.
- They take every opportunity necessary to ensure the vision is recognized and accepted by most if not all employees and they do this in an encouraging manner.
- These leaders will lead the journey to success and will accept minor failures along the way and strive to correct these failures with alongside those he/she is leading.
- They are role models for their subordinates and exhibit exceptional moral behaviors that everyone should follow, will stand up to the challenges ahead, except criticism for ...
The solution provided gives a brief description of 4 leadership paradigms and the positive and negatives associated with each. It also gives a brief description of burnout and prison safety.
Total Quality Management and Quality Circles
I am familiar with what was known as Quality Circles or Total Quality Management that involved all employees in the company working on continuous improvement in their jobs and related processes. And I am familiar with the more recent paradigm of Six Sigma. But I am not clear on really how these two approaches are different and the same.
In your report, I want you to first explain the concept of total management, continuous improvement, and six sigma. Then discuss the pros and cons of the quality circle approach versus the six sigma approach. Then recommend which one of these, or maybe a blend, would be the best way to go here at Excellent. And, as usual, I am looking for you to justify your recommendation with good logic and facts.
Any help that you could provide in this area would be great.