1000 results for “Global Leadership”.
Find a video clip of a global leader exhibiting a specific competency, then define and expand on the competency and explain how you see it displayed.
Competent Leader - Steve Jobs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAdih-bnjBQ
This video clip focuses on the illustration of inspiration as a form of leadership competency in relation to global business leadership. It is ideal to note that Steve Jobs' valuable leadership traits base the video clip on an interview. The concept of inspiration enables leaders to focus on the achievement of goals and objectives through defining targets effectively and efficiently to the followers. Inspiration refers to the process of mental stimulation towards the development of the feeling for execution of creative or responsibilities within the context of an organization, society, or state. Inspiration is vital for the achievement of the common goals and targets thus realization of competitive advantage within the industry or market of operation.
The video clip expresses…
Andrews, T, & Chompusri, N 2013, 'Understanding Organizational Practice Adoption at the Thai Subsidiary Corporation', Management International Review (MIR), 53, 1, pp. 61-82
Ghemawat, P 2012, 'Developing global leaders', Mckinsey Quarterly, 3, pp. 100-109, Business Source Complete
Osland et al.,. 2006, 'Developing Global Leadership Capabilities and Global Mindset: A Review (9th ed., pp. 197 -- 222)'. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing
Pellegrini et al., 2010, 'Cross-cultural generalizability of paternalistic leadership: An expansion of leader-member exchange theory'. Group & Organization Management, 35(4), 391-420.
Global Leadership Final
Presently, across borders global economy is becoming a competitive landscape that is turning out to be more complex, dynamic and indefinite for operating firms. Global leaders are born and then made for the reason that the full potential of an individual can't be realized until they are provided with an opportunity and regular training. (Gregersen et al.,1998). However, in order to obtain opportunity and education an individual must show interest in and process necessary skills for global leadership. A global leader is required to stretch their mind so as to incorporate the entire world with hundreds of countries, business contexts and cultures. A global leader has got to retain four distinct competencies including; personal literacy, social literacy, business literacy as well as cultural literacy (Bingham, 2000). At present, dealing with uncertainty is a leadership characteristic which a global leader must have. Also, in business understanding the need of…
Bartlett, C.A, and S.Ghoshal (1998) Managing Across Borders, Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Bingham, C.B, Felin.T and Black.S.J. (2000). An interview with John Pepper: What it takes to be a global leader.287-292.
Bird, A., Mendenhall, M.E., Stevens, M.J., Oddou, G. (2010) Defining the content domain of intercultural competence for global leaders. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25(8), 810-828.
Gregersen, H.B., Morrison, A., & Black, J.S. (1998).Developing leaders for the global frontier. Sloan Management Review, 40, 21 -- 32.
While it is certainly important for a global leader to have what Stephen L. Cohen refers to as a "global mindset" -- and he refers to a "global mindset" as the most important attribute -- this paper argues that a global mindset is but one of the pivotal leadership traits that an executive needs in the global marketplace in 2013. What Cohen alludes to as a global mindset is an impressive bit of scholarship and creative business thinking -- and there is no doubt he has done the homework necessary to justify his assertions. However, there are skills and talents that are just as important -- if not more important -- in terms of operating a profitable business overseas. Those equally -- or more -- important skills and talents will be presented in this paper.
Effective Global Leadership -- Cohen's Assertions
The scholarly article by Stephen L. Cohen identifies five leadership…
Cappellen, Tineke, and Janssens, Maddy. 2007. 'Global managers' career competencies.' Career Development International, vol. 13, 514-537.
Cashman, Kevin. 2013. 'A Global Leader's Perspective on CEO Leadership: Part One.' Forbes. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.forbes.com .
Cohen, Stephen L. 2010. 'Effective global leadership requires a global mindset.' Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 21, 3-9.
Hopen, Deborah. 2010. 'The Changing Role and Practices of Successful Leaders.' The Journal for Quality & Participation. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.asq.org/pub/jap .
Innovation in a Context of Global Leadership
In one regard, global leadership and innovation would seem to go hand in hand. Indeed, the proliferation of global corporate orientation is itself a condition produced by the incredible impact of certain innovations. As the text by Kanter (2006) indicates, certain periods of rapid innovation have altered the landscape for global leadership. Kanter observes that "the first was the dawn of the global information age in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, an era that introduced new industries and threatened to topple old ones." (p. 74)
In this observation, we can see that innovation is frequently disruptive and progressive all at once. It also suggests that in a globalizing context, judicious use of innovative strategies may be necessary for survival. This discussion demonstrates that while effective innovation and global leadership are not inherently dependent upon one another, they do share a reciprocal relationship.
Dyer, J.H.; Gregersen, H.B. & Christensen, C.M. (2009). The Innovator's DNA. Harvard Business Review.
Govindarajan, V. & Trimble, C. (2010). Stop the Innovation Wars. Harvard Business Review.
Kanter, R.M. (2006). The Classic Traps. Harvard Business Review.
Kim, W.C. & Mauborgne, R. (2004). Blue Ocean Strategy. Harvard Business Review.
The role of ethics is important in business even though there are significant factors that oppose their consideration. Business has also taken a more global and international role ensuring that new relationships and understandings about political and regional events must occur. The difficult landscape that presents power and profits as paramount values makes leadership an integral part of any system or organization that wishes to both succeed at business while maintaining a proper ethical attitude.
The purpose of this essay is to examine and investigate the factors that must be considered before expanding a business. In this example the business in question is constructing a new manufacturing outlet and potential environments must be analyzed and scanned in order to fully understand the best location for this expansion. The essay will address the issues that are involved in such a scan and provide examples of this has been successfully accomplished in…
Jones, M & Millar, C. (20100, "About Global Leadership and Global Ethics, and a Possible Moral Compass: an Introduction to the Special Issue, " Journal of Business Ethics (2010) 93:1-8.
McDonald, G. (2008), "An Anthology of codes of ethics, " European Business Review, 21, 4 344-372.
Svensson, G. & Wood, G. (2006), "Sustainable leadership ethics: a continuous and iterative process, " Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 28, 3 251-268.
Prior to denoting a specific plan for outlining how Jiango, a senior vice president for Deronde International, a French fragrance company looking to expand its international interests into emerging markets, it is critical to denote the executive's strengths and weaknesses. Doing so will reveal a significant degree of insight into what the apparent gaps are between him and his predominantly French colleagues and result in creating a course of action that can account for such differences in global and cultural competencies that are apparent. Such differences are fairly common in international executives (Nardon and Steers 2007, p. 47). To Jiango's credit, he appears to be extremely knowledgeable about culture from an international perspective. He was largely hired at Deronde due to his "intimacy" (Nohria 2009, p. 32) of knowledge regarding Asian markets. There are also passages in "From Regional Star to Global Leader" that intimates he is familiar with…
Boyatzis, R 2007, 'Competencies in the 21st century' Journal of Management Development, vol.27 no.1 p. 5
Javidan, M, Teagarden, M, Bowen, D 2010, 'Making it overseas' Harvard Business Review, p 109.
McCall Jr., M no date, 'Developing the expert leader' People and Strategy 31.1.
Mendenhall, M, Osland, J, Bird, A, Oddou, G, Maznevski, M, Stevens, M, Stahl, G 2012, Global leadership, Routledge, London.
"Diagnosing Your Cultural Intelligence"
What does the DYCI test tell me about my competencies? There are some interesting responses one can make, for example: a) I agree that when "unexpected" things happen while meeting a person from another culture that experience should be chalked up as a learning moment; b) I strongly disagree that I can change my "body language" to "suit people from a different culture; c) I disagree with asking myself what I hope to achieve when meeting a person from another culture and I disagree that I can alter my expression in a new cultural context; and d) I agree I can deal with unfamiliar cultural situations and I disagree that I need to (or can) adapt to the "…lifestyle of a different culture with relative ease" (Earley / Mosakowski).
Diagnosing Your Cultural Intelligence / Multicultural Personality Questionnaire
The differences between the Earley and Mosakowski's test ("Diagnosing Your Cultural…
Abele, John. 2009. 'Cultural Intelligence -- What's your CQ?' Kingbridge Collaboration Blog. Retrieved May 30, 2013, from http://www.kingbridgecentre.com .
AT&T. 2012. 'Workforce Inclusion / Workforce Highlights.' Retrieved May 30, 2013, from http://www.att.com .
Ford Motor Company. 2012. 'Employee Resource Groups.' Retrieved May 30, 2013, from http://corporate.ford.com.
Llopis, Glenn. 2011. 'Diversity Management Is the Key to Growth: Make it Authentic.' Forbes. Retrieved May 30, 2013, from http://www.forbes.com .
Global Leadership Competencies
International organizations need transformation. Leaders in all sectors have a challenge to lead globally now and in the future. This requires an examination of current leaders of international organizations who have always been required to lead globally. Many lessons come out of these leaders because they have experience, influence, and motivation. The lessons will help others become successful global leaders and lead to success in the future. Leadership is the most important issue for managing people in organizations today, and developing leaders is a necessary human resource vision to achieving global success.
Some of the competencies global leaders should have include honesty, teamwork, and communication among many others. Owing to advances in education and technology, there is a risk of decline in the importance of national boundaries with time; also, a decline in cultural divergence is possible with time. International leaders have a moral obligation, or social responsibility to…
Marlene, I.T. (2012) Leadership in International Organizations: Global Leadership
Competencies. The Psychologist Manager Journal, 15(3), 158-163.
Mendenhall, E.M., Osland, S.J., Bird, A., Oddour, R.G., Maznevski, L.M., Stevens, J.M. & Stahl, K.G. (2013). Global Leadership: Research, Practice & Development. New York,
• Define global leadership
Global leaders are born and then made for the reason; since the full potential of an individual can't be realized until they are provided with an opportunity and regular training (Gregersen et al.,1998). In order to survive in this competitive world, the global organizations have to face increased challenges and competition for which the success demands the corporate top manager's best performance. Whilst working across multiple borders these executives have the opportunity of becoming global leaders.The leadership style of an admirable global leaders is such that engenders superior corporate performance by creating a balance amongst four competing criteria of performance including; profitability and productivity, continuity and efficiency, commitment and morale and adaptability and innovation. According to Turnbull (2009) global leadership is a contested term as it is applied in different ways by people belonging from different disciplines and with different understanding of leadership.Globalization is referred to…
Goldsmith, M., Bennis, W.B., O'Neil, J., Greenburg, C., Hu-Chan, M., and Robertson, A. 2003. Global Leadership: The Next Generation. FT Press.
Gregersen, H.B., Morrison, A., & Black, J.S. 1998.Developing leaders for the global frontier.Sloan Management Review, 40, pp.21 -- 32.
Jokinen, T. 2005 Global leadership competencies: a review and discussion. Journal of European Industrial Training, 29(3), pp. 199.
Morrison, A. 2000.Developing a Global Leadership Model. 39 (2), pp. 117-131.
A leader is proactive, not afraid of making mistakes, and when one is made, they learn from it and move on. Effective leaders strive to spend more time preventing problems and less time solving them. An organization is most effective when everyone has a sense ownership and a stake in the success of the organization. There is power in group intelligence. I would hope that the people I work with will know I value their opinions and input on all matters. The smarter and more skilled one member of the organization becomes the better the organization as a whole. I have been lucky to have been exposed to excellent role models and mentors and given many opportunities to begin developing the skills necessary to be an effective leader. I believe in the long run the role of a leader is not to create followers, but to create new leaders.
Blanchard, K. (NDI) Brainy Quotes.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013 from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/k/kenblancha307860.html
Shulstad, R.A., (2009, Summer). Perspectives on leadership and management. Air & Space Power Journal, 11-17. Superintendent of Documents. Retrived April 2, 2013, from http://www.airpower.au.af.mil
Precious startup capital can then be logistically provided to critical areas that otherwise would go unserved to accomplish a large amount of growth with less money. Even white collar functions such as customer service, sales, computers, finance and accounting operations can be outsourced to India or a number of overseas centers with large concentrations of Anglo speakers and readers. Companies are increasingly outsourcing more and more complex functions than ever before and can do so without compromising quality at a cut rate price (Lewin, Massini & Peeters, 2009, 1407)
How Public Policy Can Influence the Development of Global Leaders
Much of this will be accomplished under the aegis of human resources management (HM). HM has evolved in the United States to include a greater command of a number of issues that are associated with the 1) systemic character of HM, 2) the role that context plays in shaping H policies and…
Friedman, G. (Performer) (2011, February 11). The next decade: George friedman's conclusions
Stratfor. [Video podcast]. Retrieved from
elevance of global leadership cannot be overstated in today's business world. This is more so the case given that the boarders that existed between nations three or four decades ago are slowly becoming nonexistent as the globe becomes more and more interconnected. Indeed, to remain relevant, businesses are increasingly exploring opportunities beyond their traditional markets. It is for these and many other reasons that global leadership has become so important. In this text, I largely concern myself with global leadership and why its relevance cannot be overstated going forward.
Global Leadership: Its Definition and elevance
The global economy significantly differs from the domestic economy. For this reason, the skills a leader would need to succeed in a domestic situation are not the same skills he or she would require in the global marketplace. It therefore follows that some differences exist between global leaders and domestic leaders. However, it should be noted that…
Goldsmith, M., Greenberg, C., Robertson, A. And Hu-Chan. M. 2003. Global Leadership: The Next Generation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Luftman, J. 2011. Managing IT Human Resources: Considerations for Organizations and Personnel. Idea Group Inc.
Marquardt, M.J. And Berger, N.O. Global Leaders for the 21st Century. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Mendenhall, M.E. 2013. Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Routledge.
Some of these culturally 'bound' attributes were being a risk-taker and provocateur. They were found to be more positive in highly individualistic cultures such as the United States. In contrast, being evasive was judged to be a positive, diplomatic quality in some cultures but negative in Anglo cultures.
hile charisma and value-based leadership was associated with positive types of leadership cross-culturally, team-based and participative leadership qualities were far more variable in their ratings, as were humaneness and self-protectiveness. Also, cultures that value independence tend to value charisma more, while more conciliatory cultures, such as the Middle East, judge it as less important. Team leadership was associated with outstanding leadership in the Middle East, in contrast to Anglo cultures, which gave this quality far less priority. However, participative leadership was rated highly in Anglo cultures. This type of democratic leadership style stands in profound contrast to the cultural emphasis on strong,…
GLOBE Research Project. Home Page. August 7, 2009. http://www.thunderbird.edu/sites/globe/
Grove, Cornelius N. "Leadership style variations across cultures: Overview of GLOBE research findings." Grovewell, LLC, 2005. http://www.grovewell.com/pub-GLOBE-leadership.html
"Guidelines for the use of GLOBE culture and leadership scales." August 1, 2006. August 7,
Prewitt J., et,al, (2011). Developing Leadership in Global and Multi-cultural Organizations. International Journal of Business and Social Sciences. Vol.2.No.13. https://www.ijbssnet.com/journals/Vol._2_No._13_Special_Issue_July_2011/2.pdf The article dwells on the aspect of leadership and the contemporary globalized environment where the employees of all organizations are mixed in terms of age, experience, cultures and race. The three authors, all of whom are professors in different universities concentrate on discussing how organizations have become multicultural in nature and how the leadership must change to adopt the global leadership characteristics. Such a global leadership, they say needs to take into account the culture, the global strategy and the competitiveness of the competitiveness of the current market. Further, the article discusses the taxonomy of global leadership competencies and meta-competencies. In this respect, they discuss how ethics in the highly diverse cultural workplaces can be taught and the leaders need to conform to adapt to the needs of the organization and…
Global Perspectives on LeadershipAlthough the process of globalization began in antiquity, it has greatly accelerated in recent years to the point where the marketplace is increasingly globalized and economic downturns in one country can have profoundly severe rippling effects around the world. Moreover, innovations in transportation and communications have created an environment in which products and services must appeal to a far larger audience than in the past, but many organizations are failing to respond to these changes in timely and appropriate ways. Against this backdrop, it is clear that more effective global leadership is needed by the private and public sectors. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the relevant literature to define and thoroughly explain global leadership and an analysis concerning the importance of competencies in the context of global leader. In addition, the paper also provides a definition and critique of the role…
ReferencesBarrett, E. (2014). Global leadership and learning through humor. International Center for Global Leadership. Retrieved from http://www.icglconferences.com/articles/global-leadership-and-learning-through-humor/ .Burt, G. & Anderson, J. (2019, March 5). Use humor to energize the global workplace. Society of Human Resource Management. Retrieved from https://www.shrm.org/resourcesand tools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/global-using-humor-to-energize-the-global-workplace.aspx.Caligiuri, P. (2006). Developing global leaders. Human Resource Management Review, 16(2), 219–228.Javidan, M., Bullough, A. & Dibble, R. (2016). Mind the Gap: Gender Differences in Global Leadership Self-Efficacies. Academy of Management Perspectives, 30(1), 59–73Knoll, C., & Sternad, D. (2021). Identifying global leadership potential. Journal of Management Development, 40(4), 253–272.Mayo, A. J., & Nohria, N. (2005). Zeitgeist leadership. Harvard Business Review, 83(10), 45.Sager, M. (2019, February 24). Humor as an effective leadership strategy. Medium. Retrieved from https://mathias-sager.medium.com/humor-as-an-effective-leadership-strategy-8a3f4ef668dc .Tardiff, K. J. (2018). Global Citizen Leader: Successful Leaders Engaging in International Trade and Global Assignments. Fort Smith, AR: University of Arkansas. Yang, I., Horak, S. & Chi, S-C. (2020). Leader humor effectiveness – The divergent dynamics of leader humor over time in East Asia and North America. Thunderbird International Business Review. Retrieved from http://facpub.stjohns.edu/horaks/prep/file/ Leader%20Humor%20Effectiveness.pdf.
Importance of the Global Mindset
I agree with the assertion made by Cohen that possessing a global mindset is a key and integral part to being successful in business, particularly if global expansion is an organizational goal or aspiration. To be successful in today's marketplace, leaders must understand that the world is no longer made up of only local/regional/national customers and competitors. It has been shaped by the digitized age we live in. Customers come from everywhere, for just about everything. Similarly, competition does too. This means to be truly successful, business leaders must know how to integrate a number of geographies, cultures, demographics, tastes, preferences, and business strategies from across the globe (Gumbel 2008). Leaders need an appreciation for diverse business relationships and more specialized skills to achieve their goals.
Universal cooperation is a daily business reality. The vast majority of this is due to technological advancement and the new…
Beechler, S, & Baltzley, D 2008, 'Creating a Global mindset', Chief Learning Officer, 7, 6, pp. 40-45, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
Cohen, SL 2010, 'Effective global leadership requires a global mindset', Industrial & Commercial Training, 42, 1, pp. 3-10, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
Gumbel, P 2008, 'Big Mac's Local Flavor', Fortune, 157, 9, pp. 114-121, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
Massingham, P 2013, 'Cognitive Complexity in Global Mindsets', International Journal Of Management, 30, 2, pp. 232-248, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
Few leaders so overtly and ostentatiously embody the concept of transformational leadership as Sir Richard Branson. Branson heads the mega company Virgin Group. The leader's unconventional personality has been described as vocal and flamboyant, (Management and Leadership of Richard Branson at Virgin Group Ltd., 2010). Although Branson is known for his personal charisma, he does not limit himself to a charismatic leadership style. Charismatic leaders operate on the assumption that Charm and grace are all that is needed to create followers, (Leadership Styles, Changing Minds).
From his charismatic character flows a natural leadership style that encourages personal freedom of choice at the managerial level. Thus, Richard Branson can be best appreciated as a transformational leader, and one who has extraordinary vision. Transformational leadership is characterized by the empowerment of workers to make decisions that promote organizational goals, visions, and values. Transformational leaders aim to achieve an articulated vision of the organization,…
"Management and Leadership of Richard Branson at Virgin Group Ltd." (2010). UPX Success. Retrieved online: http://www.upxsuccess.com/leadership_richard_branson.html
"Most Recognized Organizational Leadership Models." Retrieved online: http://hubpages.com/hub/Global-Leadership-Models
Murray, A. (n.d.). Leadership styles. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved online: http://guides.wsj.com/management/developing-a-leadership-style/how-to-develop-a-leadership-style/
A leader is someone who has the ability to influence others in order to achieve a common goal. A true leader for that matter is one who does not have selfish interests but the interests of those whom he or she relates with (Dr. Woodroffe Noel, 2012). This best describes John Wesley, the founder of 'youth with a mission'.
Considering the fact that the organization mostly dealt with people from all walks of life and in a foreign land; which meant having to cope with language and cultural barrier, John Wesley with the help of his professional team managed to bring the youth together in an effort to eradicate abuse of drugs which was quite rampant in that society among other vices. Not even his retirement has deterred his team from pursuing to accomplish the core mission of zero tolerance on the mentioned vices. This is true to Myles Munroe…
Dr.Woodroffe Noel, (2012). Global Leadership Interlink: Welcome. Retrieved February 15, 2012 from http://www.glinetwork.org/
Mindtools, (2012). Leadership styles: Using the right one for your situation. Retrieved February 15, 2012 from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_84.htm
Global Business Leadership
When I first registered for the global leadership class, I thought "isn't all business the same?" In the sense that I really wasn't sure what distinguished global leadership from any other type of leadership. Having never held a management position in the workplace, I was perhaps at a disadvantage to understand the nuances of the question of global business leadership. The course has broadened my understanding of leadership on a global scale.
I see leadership as the process of leading people. The latter point is specific to understanding what leadership is -- people. A manager is someone who manages resources, and directs them to tasks, but these resources are not necessarily people -- they can be capital, or equipment. Thus, a manager is someone who determines who and what will perform the different tasks that will bring the organization closer to its stated objectives. Leadership is somewhat different, relating…
Rost, J. (1998). Leadership and management. From Leading organizations: Perspectives for a new era. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA
Leadership Style Application
The leadership style adopted by different companies and how these companies motivate their employees should be that which can work in multicultural context. This can enhance employee productivity and job satisfaction. Cross-cultural motivation is imperative in a person's work and personal life. People work for various reasons. Some work so that they can access economic necessities like food, housing, and clothing. Some are motivated by what work provides other than money like achievement, honor, and social contacts (Bedrow & Lane, 2003). Others work because they have some emotional attachment to work. Studies have shown that the higher the mean-work centrality score, the more motivated and committed the workers would be. Maslow's upper level needs are very important at managerial levels. Work related values and needs are similar across nationalities. Maslow and Herzberg motivational categories also apply universally. In fact, there are common clusters of goals and needs across…
Bedrow, I. & Lane, H.W. (2003). International Joint Ventures: Creating Value through
Successful Knowledge Management. Journal of World Business, 38(1), 15-30.
Danis, W.M. (2003). Differences in Values, Practices, and Systems among Hungarian Managers
and Western Expatriates: An Organizing Framework and Typology. Journal of World
As the 21st century unfolds, we are told that the world is embracing globalism -- a key change in the economic, political and cultural movements that, broadly speaking, move the various countries of the world closer together. This idea refers to a number of theories that see the complexities of modern life such that events and actions are tied together, regardless of the geographic location of a specific country (political unit). The idea of globalism has become popular in economic and cultural terms with the advent of a number of macro-trade agreements combined with the ease of communication brought about with the Internet and cellular communication.
Would we not logically think, then, that countries in the developing world would be doing their upmost to encourage global thinking? That these same countries would embrace the chance to forge a nation of entrepreneurs and move into a position of self-sustaining economic growth?…
Committee For Economic Development. (2006). Education for Global Leadership: The
Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic
And National Security. CED. Retrieved from: http://www.ced.org/images/library/reports/education/report_foreignlanguages.pdf
Graham, J.P. (2005). The Globalization of the Small Enterprise. Going Global. Retrieved from:
Globalization & Leadership
Leadership itself, even within a single country or other geographical area, is complex enough but it can become all the more complex and wide-ranging when speaking of a firm or organization that spreads into a new country or series of countries. Many countries that have become part of the globalization landscape are completely different and on many levels than the West and this would include Central and South America as well as Southeast Asia. Even so, there are good and commonsense ways to expand in areas like this while not rubbing the local populace the wrong way or abandoning the core values of the home company and home country in question. While avoiding all cultural and other faux pas is impossible a lot of the time, there are indeed ways to avoid many to most of them.
One major way that leadership on a global scale can be managed…
Davis, D. (2014). The Pedagogy of Leadership and Educating a Global
Workforce. International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(2), 32-36.
Mabey, C., Kulich, C., & Lorenzi-Cioldi, F. (2012). Knowledge leadership in global scientific research. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(12),
global leadership. Calvin's main challenge is to find a means of communication that would encourage workers to be within the same framework to perform their work with greater consistency.
Among the most likely contributory factors in this case are the fact that the team members and leaders cannot communicate effectively if they cannot meet with more consistency. The time differences among team members make such consistency difficult. Another root cause is that there is a lack of reporting among those actually selling the insurance and those who are expected to manage the venture.
One possible solution is to create a more consistent platform for meetings. Leaders and team members could, for example, choose a host country for every quarter or every month's meeting. In this way, there will not be difficulty to find a specific time that would suit everyone across the globe. To mitigate costs, such meetings should…
hat is the authors' definition of leadership or ideas about what they believe it to be? The authors believe that a leader, first of all, has followers. And that leaders are defined by their followers. The followers follow because they trust the leader, and the relationship between those who want to lead and those who are inspired enough to follow that leader must be constantly attended to, nurtured, and re-energized. There are five major leadership themes in the book. They are as follows:
Model the ay." I believe this is the most important of the five leadership definitions. Unless a leader presents a believable and inspirational role model, no one will follow. On page 14 the authors write, "open up your heart and let people know what you really think and believe." To do that, it will take actually "talking about your values." And if the so-called leader doesn't have any…
Kouzes, James M., & Posner, Barry Z. The Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition. San Francisco:
Globalization is expected to have a few impacts on leadership. There are two different perspectives on this, however. The first of these is that some of the basic principles of leadership are timeless, and they cut across geography (Campbell, 2005). Thus, leadership is something that does not have to change much in principle, in terms of leaders having the ability to communicate, to formulate a vision, to marshal resources and to inspire and motivate their followers. Campbell is right in that leaders anywhere in the world need to have these skills, but the way in which a leader to exercise his or her leadership is going to be affected, in some cases strongly, by globalization.
Jokinen (2004) notes that complexity and diversity are much higher in the globalized business environment and that this should have significant impacts on the role of leadership. Leaders need to be able to translate message across…
Campbell, D. (2005). Globalization: The principles of leadership are universal and timeless. Volume Advances in Global Leadership. Vol. 4, 143-158.
Jokinen, T. (2004). Global leadership competencies: A review and discussion. Journal of European Industrial Training. Vol. 29 (3) 199-216
Pucik, V. (1996). Human resources in the future: An obstacle or a champion of globalization? Cornell University ILR School Working Paper. Retrieved May 10, 2014 from http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1180&context=cahrswp
.....pursuing graduate studies for professional and personal advancement. A graduate program for professional improvement will prime me for a profession in business, civil service, and nonprofit settings. The programs merge discipline-specific and complex coursework with competence such as critical thinking, multitasking/time management, and analytical thinking that are carried over even with change of profession. Moreover, completing a graduate degree signifies steadfastness, purpose, strength of mind and resilience, and individuals who possess these notable qualities are in great demand to fill innumerable positions. According to NYU (2015), my advancement within an organization lies in my ability to prove success in a long-term state requiring strength, discipline, and the willingness to work cooperatively with others.
On the personal level, earning a graduate degree will not only expand and strengthen my education, but it will also instill significant skills and fresh knowledge to become a successful frontrunner and innovator at the conclusion of the…
Leadeship Skills Impact Intenational Education
CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Pactical Cicumstances of Intenational schools
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
What is Effective Leadeship fo Today's Schools?
Challenges of Intecultual Communication
Challenges of Diffeing Cultual Values
Impotance of the Team
Cuent Leadeship Reseach
APPLYING LEADERSHIP IN AN INTERNATIONAL SETTING
Wagne's "Buy-in" vs. Owneship
Undestanding the Ugent Need fo Change
Reseach confims what teaches, students, paents and supeintendents have long known: the individual school is the key unit fo educational impovement, and within the school the pincipal has a stong influence upon the natue of the school, the conditions unde which students lean, and upon what and how much they lean. Despite this ageement about the cental ole of the pincipal, thee is little eseach concening the chaacteistics of pincipals associated with effective leadeship and with pupil accomplishment, and even less insight about how these chaacteistics might be developed and by what means, paticulaly fo intenational school settings.…
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Bennis, W.G. (1997). "The secrets of great groups." Leader to Leader, No.3. The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/L2L/winter97/bennis.html
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Fact or Fiction
Global arming is a controversial topic largely because of its sprawling prediction of worldwide catastrophe, an image which is far exaggerated from the reality of global climate change. If it were to be a more subtle phenomenon, say an increase in cloud cover, or more sunny days in February, then people would not pay any attention to the matter and would go on living their carefree lives. This is not the reality however, as science predicts massive changes to the way all of humanity will have to live due to climate change. Some may scoff at this allegation, and some may seriously change their habits in fear of the future. For the sake of comparison, I will present global warming believers, and global warming deniers and will analyze the motivations for each side to stretch its influence, whether in the political realm or the public realm,…
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An analysis of an article is required for any class that is missed (as listed below). The analysis of an article will be 1-2 pages, single spaced, with one-inch margins. The analysis will include four topic headings:
I. Article reference. List the bibliography information so that the instructor can find the article if he or she so desires. The article should be chosen from a respected journal or scholarly website. Furthermore, the article must relate to the corresponding chapter reading of that particular week.
II. Summary. In this section briefly summarize the content of the article, identifying what makes this article unique.
III. Relationship to readings. Describe the relationship between the article and the chapter readings.
IV. Application. Describe how the content of the article could be used to change your workplace. Describe how the concepts could be applied to improve your organization.
The company you use should be a company other than one…
Leadership-Level Implementation of Strategic Plan
Good leadership is a key aspect of project management. Leading a project requires working with the manager and other staff drawn from the project's functional areas. It is not accurate to say that a leader only influences the subordinates under him. esponsibilities of a leader can go either vertically or horizontally. An effective leader will not only lead the subordinates under him or her, but also all the people involved in the project including those who are his seniors. A leadership model referred to as 3D model has been fronted by various players and promotes team leadership, self-leadership as well as teamwork that is leadership oriented. Effective leadership takes the ability to spot opportunities to improve a project and also execute on the project improvement. Besides the existing good personal traits, the style of leadership can be modeled through experience, training as well as dedication.
Abou-Zeid, E.S. (2005). A culturally aware model of inter-organizational knowledge transfer. Knowledge management research & practice, 3(3), 146-155.
Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2009). Virtual teams: a literature review. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(3), 2653-2669.
Bidgoli, H. (2013). MIS 3. Boston, Mass: Course Technology/Cengage Learning.
Caligiuri, P. (2006). Developing global leaders. Human Resource Management Review, 16(2), 219-228.
Global leadership used to be a bit of a novelty or niche part of doing business. While many businesses have engaged in global commerce and discourse for quite some time, it was much more limited in many other parts of industry. However, the advancement of technology, the internet/computers in particular and supply chain logistics has been a game changer. Also significant is the massive movement of many peoples from their customary and common parts of the world to new endeavors and locales. Whether it be the refugee migrations from Africa and the Middle East or whether it be professionals from Asia finding new frontiers in the West as doctors and so forth, demographics are changing swiftly and significantly and this will require a level of cultural awareness and understanding even for businesses that do not intentionally operate in a global fashion.
Even though much of the developments relating to the global…
One of the trends that has emerged in strategic management over the last generation is how organizations can better position themselves to deal with diversity. As globalization continues to spread its influence, many multinational corporations have to actively manage global teams in a dynamic environment. This requires that global teams overcome diversity in stride with strategic objectives. William Pieroni, chief operations officer at Marsh who is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management shared his tactics for managing global teams with students at the Yale School of Management; Marsh has 25,000 employees based in 150 countries around the world (Yale School of Management, 2015).
"As the manager of large global teams, your job is to direct, align, and motivate all these people all over the world," Pieroni said. "And you can't be ambiguous." While each office within a large, multinational corporation has its own "unique, local culture," it's…
Minbaeva, D., Pedersen, T., Bjorkman, I., Fey, C., & Park, H. (2003). MNC knowledge transfer, subsidary absorptive capacity, and HRM. Journal of International Business Studies, 34(6), 581-599.
Sarkar, M., & Cavusgil, T. (2007). Trends in international business thought and literature: A review of international market entry mode research: Integration and synthesis. International Business Review, 825-847.
Tsai, W. (2001). Knowldedge Transfer in Introgranizational Networks. The Academy of Management Journal, 996-1004.
Yale School of Management. (2015, November). Marsh COO William Pieroni on Managing Global Teams. Retrieved from Yale School of Management: http://som.yale.edu/news/2015/11/marsh-coo-william-pieroni-managing-global-teams
Leadership: Enhancing Lessons Experience
According to Johnson, & Giorgis (2002), Leadership is the process in which an individual influences actions of others towards common goals, Formulates policies, strategies, and influence people towards achievement of the same strategies. Over the past decades, various changes in the world have led to various definitions of leadership. The fall of the Soviet Union, globalization and various advances have changed the world we knew. A woman in leadership positions is a new phenomenon; various leadership trainings are available, and leadership as a skill is now an asset for professionals. For African Universities to ensure knowledge transfer and observing millennium development goals, a good leadership structure is essential. A leader has exception skills and acts outrageously to situations (Padam, 2009).
Scholars have advanced various theories on leadership. Leaders' Individual personal attributes beat explains the trait theory, when one looks closely at Mahatma Gandhi and Hitler it is evident…
Johnson, N.J., & Giorgis, C. (2002). Leadership. The Reading Teacher, 56(3), 315-316. Retrieved from http:/ / proquest.com/docview/203276035
Padam, S. (2009). Leadership: Theory and practice. South Asian Journal of Management, 16(3), 136-137. Retrieved from http://.proquest.com/docview/222728386
Ilgen, D.R., Hollenbeck, J.R., Johnson, M., & Jundt, D. (2005). TEAMS IN ORGANIZATIONS: From input-process-output models to IMOI models. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 517-543. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/205830055
Hanson, K., & Leautier, F. (2011). Enhancing institutional leadership in african universities: Lessons from ACBS's interventions. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 7(2), 385-417. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20425961201000040
Sustainability in Leadership
Current global occurrences have posed a great challenge to the continued existence of living things on earth. At this stage in the history of man, humanity is struggling with a lot of challenges; and these challenges are not restricted to region or race. Problems associated with climate change, increased rate of poverty, inconsistent democracy, and lack of justice and fairness in society are common to all nations. At this critical moment, there becomes a vacuum to be filled with urgency by leaders whose sole desire and purpose is to salvage the earth from total destruction. The world needs leaders who possess strategies to effectively combat these challenges and lead their followers into lifestyles that are self-sustaining. Leaders who could bring about this much needed sustainability to our environments are regarded as Sustainability Leaders.
Purpose of Sustainable Development in Modern Leadership
Leadership in the traditional setting is, by nature, restricted to…
Banuri, T. & Najam, A. (2002). Civic Entrepreneurship: A Civil Society Perspective on Sustainable Development (Vol. 1: Global Synthesis). Boston, MA: Stockholm Environment Institute -- Boston Center.
Bennis, W. & Goldsmith, J. (2003). Learning to Lead: A Workbook On Becoming a Leader. 3rd ed. New York: Basic Books.
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Defining an Ethical Leader
Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric
The nature of leadership is multifaceted and often requires the continual mastery of new skills, insights, intelligence and perspectives to stay effective over the long-term. Such is the nature of ethical leadership, which requires a steadfast focus on a core set of ethical principles and values that guide a leader's judgment, ensuring consistency over the long-term. These are also the fundamental aspects of any leader's long-term credibility as well, and their ability to transform their enterprises over the long-term as well (John, 2005). Ethical leaders often resonate with credibility and the willingness to also change quickly in response to the needs of their organizations, employees, stakeholders and customers.
The purpose of this analysis is to define what an ethical leader is, how managers can progress to being more ethical in their leadership style, and how Jeff Immelt, CEO of general Electric, typifies what ethical leadership…
Crainer, S. (2009). From Edison to Immelt: The GE Way. Business Strategy Review, 20(3), 18-22.
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Analyze describe founding leader(s), leadership style, major business principles a profit-oriented entrepreneurial approach primary goal provide a product service consumers make a profit. 2. Analyze describe founding leader(s), leadership style, major business principles a social-responsibility oriented entrepreneurial approach primary goal make a positive impact society (people, families, ecology, similar) providing a product service consumers make a profit.
Leadership style refers to the method or manner in which a person provides guidance regarding a particular issue, implements plans or motivates people in order to get a particular job done or goal achieved Baumgartel, 1957.
There are there major leadership styles that are seen in the various leaders all over the world Lewin, 1944()
The first is the authoritarian or autocratic leader. This is the leader who is a dictator and tells his employees or servants what they want to be done, how they want it done and any recommendations that the followers need to…
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My organization is Miami-Dade Transit, for which I am a bus operator. The Transit system is an independent operating entity within the government of Miami-Dade County. Leadership of this company is typically appointed, and this was the case of the current Director, Ysela Llort. She was posted to the position at Transit in February 2012, after a career spanning many different units within the county, including Public Works, Aviation and Seaport, as well as an earlier role at Transit. Her background is diverse enough that she not only can effectively manage the transit system for one of the most highly-populated counties in the country but also that she can perform a role as liaison with the county, the government entity that funds and provides oversight for the Transit division. This paper will examine the leadership style of Ms. Llort, in the context of my experiences working there.
Llort came to…
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e. leadership (Pruyne, 2001, p. 6), but also that "determining how to abstract a set of leadership concepts that apply across contexts without sacrificing an understanding of how the conditions and qualities involved in leadership vary among those same contexts" remained elusive (Pruyne, 2001, p. 7). Experts provided extended series of examples, mostly from the 20th century, demonstrating how leadership characteristics change over time and vary with context. Therefore future, 21st-century leaders should learn from the confused, sometimes contradictory and still evolving historical development of the concept "leadership," in order to distill the useful concepts from mistakes and temporary analytical fads. What seems to persist from the development of leadership theory over the last three centuries, is that leaders can be made rather than born regardless of inherited socio-economic status, and that while certain traits may be more prominent or apparent in those who find themselves in positions of leadership…
House, R., Javidan, M., Hanges, P. And Dorfman, P. (2002). Understanding cultures and implicit leadership theories across the globe: an introduction to project GLOBE. Journal of World Business 37, 3-10. Retrieved from http://t-bird.edu/wwwfiles/sites/globe/pdf/jwb_globe_intro.pdf
Kirkpatrick, K.A. And Locke, E.A. (1991). Leadership: do traits matter? Academy of Management Executive 5(2), 48-60. Retrieved from http://sbuweb.tcu.edu/jmathis/org_mgmt_materials/leadership%20-%20do%20traits%20matgter.pdf
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The Role of Leadership in Excellence Initiatives
Leadership is often thought of as a quality that is innate to certain individuals, such as CEOs and Presidents who have demonstrated their tireless commitment to a specific cause. This belief is not entirely true, however, and must be examined so that what leadership entails can be fully understood. (Bennis, 2010) There are two theories of leadership, the trait theory and the process theory. The trait theory teaches that leadership 'resides' in people, and is based on a certain mixture of intelligence, extroversion, fluency, and even physical stature. The trait theory of leadership teaches that having these innate traits will directly contribute to one's ability to lead, and therefore the best leaders will combine the highest amount of these aforementioned traits. The process theory of leadership, however, teaches that leadership comes as a result the interactions of individuals in a group. The process theory…
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Models of leadership and management
Comparison and contrast of leadership models
Application of leadership model: Case of Mark Zuckerberg
Table 1- Leadership Table
Leadership in public and private sector businesses is important for the growth of these businesses. Of late, many researchers have thoroughly investigated the role leadership in promoting businesses. Researchers have also tried to explore the common characteristics of global business leaders that have led their businesses to successful heights. Different models of effective leadership in corporations have also been drafted. One major aspect of leaders being explored in their ability to inspire people surrounding them and use this inspiration to achieve results that could be achieved without having complete trust of followers. While followers might be hard to make for a leader, and yet harder to retain, few researchers have put forth consolidated models of inspirational leaders that effectively make and retain followers. Two such models that will be…
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Leadeship Style Inventoy
Leadeship cises have been bewing since the past centuy. Evidently, the latest global economic lapses of financial makets aised a highe need fo an effective leadeship than it had been befoe. These cises led to a call fo contempoay oganizations to scutinize o assess the leadeship potential among thei employees and new ecuitments. Following the cuent changes in oganizational ules and business games, as well as andomly emeging competitions, the most fundamental pioity fo businesses and/o oganizations is to ascetain new leadeship potentials, develop them, and find the most appopiate ways to gow them. This pape theeby ecommends the need fo developing authentic and visionay leades by utilizing the "Leadeship Style Inventoy (LSI)" and matching the leadeship esults obtained, with distinguished job equiements. It futhe majos on the use of Kiesey Tempeament Sote and DiSC assessment as tools of evaluation, used in detemining an individual's leadeship competence and…
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Two of the most pressing issues in corporate leadership today include gender equality and labor rights. In "Women See Slow Progress in Leadership," Gay (2013) cites numerous empirical studies showing that the glass ceiling remains nearly impenetrable at the highest levels of management. The report cites the work-life balance ideal as the most common reason offered for why many women are either opting out of the CEO lifestyle, or are not considered ready or willing to handle the challenges and pressures of senior leadership.
In "The Best etail Companies to Work for ight Now," Smith (2013) describes Costco's approach toward human resources management. The company has recently been named one of the best companies to work for in the United States because of their relatively high salaries, supportive work environment, opportunity for growth, and job security. Its ethical labor rights practices are helping gain positive publicity for Costco, showing that ethical…
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It is the balancing of tools within the rubric of employee-supervisor roles that requires one use different managerial techniques in order to solve the problem at hand. Similarly, find ways to build and increase trust between members of the group and management and group.
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Also, virtue ethics must ensure that the leader acts in the best interest of those who he represents, works with, and works for. However, this does not suffice in order to implement an effective leadership style.
In addition to this, the leader must be surrounded by individuals with similar ethical behavior. This would help the leader to achieve ethical responsibilities. Also, it would make it easier to observe any unethical conduct from the leader.
As mentioned above, there are also different levels of ethics, like mandatory and aspirational ethics. The lowest level of ethics, but not the least important, is represented by mandatory ethics. This type of ethics refers to compliance with the law. In this case, things are clear. All individuals, especially leaders, must respect the law.
Aspirational ethics refer to the effects and influence that leaders' actions have on others. The first people leaders influence are represented by the people they…
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To the host country, this translates into cheap imports, which, despite the good they do for the consumer, help demise the national industries, which are no longer able to compete. All these lead to the indubitable conclusion that competition in the twenty-first century is as fierce as it has ever been.
Aside the threat of cheap imports, the modern leaders also fear the possibility of losing their best staff members. Again, the forces of globalization have allowed a free circulation of not only commodities, but also human resource. Given that a company invests in the professional formation of its personnel, it is possible that the employees leave the organization for a better paid job within another global region. In this order of ideas, it can be concluded that competition for human resource is also increased. The same can be said about financial opportunities, in the meaning that national investors might…
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Leadership at GE
The General Electric Leadership Program is a program to prepare GE's leaders of the future, and it is one of the most respected leadership programs in the world, because it gets excellent results and creates leaders of the future. The program is multi-faceted, gives hands on experience, and shows participants what their corporate experience at GE will be like, so it gives GE exceptional leaders, and prepares college grads for a rewarding career with a global leader in numerous different departments.
Why is this program so successful and well respected? Because it works, and because it is extensive. Students do not sit in class for a few weeks. They spend six months in a location, and then rotate to another location, learning every aspect of day-to-day operations during their time there. It is a full time job, and they also have periods of intensive study at the Crotonville, New…
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Course No -- Leadership
It had often been said earlier that leadership is an inherent quality in certain individuals, but there are also leaders who are made through management institutions, by organizations, through institutions like the armed forces and even through political relationships, etc. There are certain qualities that a leader must have or develop to be a leader and remain a leader and those are the subject matter of discussion now.
The situation in the world is changing and it has come to a position in the beginning of the twenty-first century, that certain characteristics are seen as requirements for being able to influence future changes. Some of them are the ability to bring together individuals as much as possible for them to take a collective action, demonstrate collaborative decision and inclusive decision making for the entire group, maintain a flexible and responsive reaction in reference to all changes, be ready…
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Our persistent approach to the initial years of the twenty-first century, necessitates to recall the crucial incidents of the previous century and to foresee the events to be come across in future more specifically in the ensuing years. The commercial class considered to constitute the largest section in the society much concerned bout the future events. Taking all the technological advancements that took place during the past century in to consideration the corporations are to strive for maintaining the competitiveness in the international market relentlessly. Taking together all the factors one can visualize the extraordinary variations that have profound impact on the global trade and commerce. The veracity of global economy combined with the dissemination of the information technology provided adequate impetus to the corporations large and small to compete in a new dimension. This lays emphasis of the effectiveness of management and leadership skills as a determinant for the…
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At the core of leadership is the interaction between the leader and the follower. Much of leadership theory can be understood in terms of how leaders and followers interact and what the underlying assumptions are with respect to the roles and nature of leadership. Because of the many different types of leaders, and successful examples thereof, leadership scholarship has developed multiple branches that seek to explain leadership, but no one branch has yet proved definitive. Instead of understanding leadership through a single paradigm, and it better to understand it in terms of multiple paradigms, and different leadership theories can be applied to the same situation, and any given leader might apply multiple leadership styles at the same time.
Part of the appeal of leadership scholarship is that it encompasses so many unique academic disciplines. Leadership scholarship began life as in business schools but has been studied in the psychological and sociological…
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According to the Ohio State University (2004), both could be equally appropriate in terms of overall company outcomes, as they are very similar in terms of valuing and inspiring follower excellence.
When considering the motivation towards leadership for each type of leader, the contrast is sharper. The servant leader, for example, leads from a motivations basis of egalitarianism. The leader's fundamental belief is that he or she is no better than followers. The company's collective goals are then reached by means of an egalitarian team effort, where both leader and followers learn from the experience. Servant leaders are therefore much more focused upon the non-traditional form of leadership, which exists in beign servants themselves (Patterson, edmer and Stone, 2003, p. 6). Followers are provided with a large amount of freedom to exercise the abilities they can bring to the promotion of the business goals. This means that a very high degree…
Bugenhage, M.J. (2006, Dec). Antecedents of Transactional Transformational, and Servant Leadership: A constructive-Development Theory Approach. University of Nebraska. Retrieved from: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=aglecdiss
Changing Minds (2011). Bass' Transformational Leadership Theory. Retrieved from: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/bass_transformational.htm
The Ohio State University. (2004, Dec. 22). Transformational and Servant Leadership: Content and Contextual Comparisons. Leadership Center. Retrieved from: http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu/library/publications/leadership-discoveries/2004/december-2004-transformational-and-servant-leadership-content-and-contextual-comparisons
Patterson, K., Redmer, T.A.O., and Stone, a.G. (2003, Oct.) Transformational Leaders to Servant Leaders vs. Level 4 Leaders to Level 5 Leaders -- the Move from Good to Great. Regent University. Retrieved from: http://www.cbfa.org/Patterson.pdf
Leadership Self-Assessment Analysis
In the wake of the corporal scandals of Enron and the Arthur Anderson Company, there have been increased calls for strong ethical leadership. Leadership had always been regarded as a key factor in ensuring the effectiveness of any organization. However, new models are also being developed to challenge the limitations of the prevailing classical theories of leadership.
This paper argues for a tempered approach, one that combines effective leadership with good management. Both factors are important, since over-managed and under-led organizations tend to lose sight of their goals. By the same token, while charismatic leaders can lead their organizations to high levels of success, the lack of management skills means that such victories do not last in the long run.
The growing awareness of corporate and white-collar crime has likewise presented new challenges to the classical leadership model. Organization leaders should now be wary of lawsuits the way physicians fear…
Bolman, Lee G. And Deal, Terrence E. 1997. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2nd ed.
Northouse, Peter G. 1997. Leadership: Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing.
For any project, the first step is to inspire people to want to work on the project. There are few more powerful motivators than inspiration. Inspiration breeds creativity, innovation, hard work, determination and other attributes that comprise the more functional elements of leadership. There are a number of different leadership styles, but the most important for getting a grand new project off the ground and building a committed team is inspirational leadership. Inspiration is the process by which the performance in people can be inspired, rather than coerced or motivated (Seidman, 2009). It is believed that inspirational leadership is the most powerful means of getting people into action.
Beyond leadership style, the plan need to be detailed, including areas of concern that may require back-up plans. Planning is essential -- the role of inspiration is to ensure that the people working on the plan give their best effort, and are trying…
ChangingMinds.org. (2011). Servant leadership. ChangingMinds.org. Retrieved May 6, 2011 from http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/servant_leadership.htm
Cherry, K. (2011). Transformational leadership. About.com. Retrieved May 6, 2011 from http://psychology.about.com/od/leadership/a/transformational.htm
Greenleaf, R. (1970). What is servant leadership? Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Retrieved May 6, 2011 from http://www.greenleaf.org/whatissl/ index.html
Seidman, D. (2009). The importance of inspirational leadership. Fast Company. Retrieved May 6, 2011 from http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/dov-seidman/how-why-how-we-do-anything-means-everything/importance-inspirational-leadership
These leaders are aware of their emotions and the effects they have on others. Understanding one's emotions is the starting point for an effective self-management and management of others. In addition to this, an effective leader should be aware of its limitations, its strengths, and its capabilities. These competencies are in strong correlation with social competencies, which help leaders understand the behavior of their subordinates, their clients, and to better perceive relationships within the organization.
In order to effectively manage its employees, the leader must first be able to understand them. This is where EI intervenes. An effective leader should not only use its EI competence for managing people, but also for promoting EI among them and encouraging them to develop their Emotional Intelligence skills. Employees with developed EI skills develop better relationships with their colleagues, their bosses, or their subordinates, are more pleased with their jobs and the overall…
Mayer, J.D. (1999). Emotional Intelligence Information. Retrieved October 16, 2007 at http://www.unh.edu/emotional_intelligence/ei%20What%20is%20EI/ei%20definition.htm .
Emotional Intelligence (1998). Retrieved October 16, 2007 at http://www.funderstanding.com/eq.cfm .
Rock, Michael (2006). The 90% Factor EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and the New Workplace. CanadaOne online. Retrieved October 17, 2007 at http://www.canadaone.com/magazine/eq050198.html .
Childs, Roy (2004). Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Team Technology. Retrieved October 17, 2004 at http://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/emotional-intelligence.html .
They become mired in the emergency phase of crisis management.
The authors contend that because of this, leaders may fall into the trap of "hunkering down" and try to solve problems with short-term fixes such as tightening controls, across-the-board cuts, and restructuring plans. Leadership will turn to what they know how to do in order to reduce frustration and quell their own and others' fears. Their primary mode will be drawing on familiar expertise to help their organizations weather the storm.
The article suggests that in order to avoid this trap that leaders practice adoptive leadership. Adoptive leadership calls for seizing the opportunity of moments like the current one to promote organizational change. The turbulence of the present can be used to build on and bring closure to the past. In the process, key rules of the game are changed and parts of the organization are reshaped as the work people…
Heifetz, R., Grashow, a. & Linsky, M. (2009, July). Leadership in a (permanent) crisis. Havard business review. Retrieved March 19, 2012, from http://hbr.org/2009/07/leadership-in-a-permanent-crisis/ar/1
Leadership Style Book Review: Summary of Book
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be broken," reads the quotation on the title page of 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Leader: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team ants, by management guru John C. Maxwell. The word 'leadership' on its own often brings to mind rather stultifying and outdated modalities of leading by command, much like a general, or cliches about being true to one's values. Besides, few readers will be put in charge of a military unit, or hold the title of CEO -- but virtually every individual who participates in the business world will one day either lead or be part of a team designated to work on a particular product or target area of interest for the company.
To suit the needs of today's marketplace and corporate structure, thus John C. Maxwell offers a different concept and ideal…
Maxwell, John. (2002) 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Leader: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants. Atlanta, Georgia: Maxwell Motivation, Inc.
Type a versus Type B Leadership
The ability to guide and direct a group, department or entire organization is predicated on being able to balance task and relationship orientation through transformational leadership. The most effective leaders balance short-term transactional strategies for getting immediate results with transformational leadership skills, intermediating between each using emotional intelligence (EI) to guide their decision making (Ivey, Kline, 2010). The foundational elements of transformational leadership include individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation (Ismail, Mohamed, Sulaiman, Mohamad, Yusuf, 2011) and idealized influence. Transformational leaders are able to use situational awareness and EI to selectively apply each of these approaches at the most opportune time to get the best results (Ivey, Kline, 2010). The intent of this analysis is to evaluate how these techniques can be used for assessing scores from the Type A versus Type B tests taken. I received a score of 38 on Type A and…
Ismail, A., Mohamed, H.A., Sulaiman, A.Z., Mohamad, M.H., & Yusuf, M.H. (2011). An empirical study of the relationship between transformational leadership, empowerment and organizational commitment. Business and Economic Research Journal, 2(1), 89-108. Retrieved from ProQuest.
Ivey, G.W., & Kline, T.B. (2010). Transformational and active transactional leadership in the Canadian military. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 31(3), 246-262. Retrieved from ProQuest.
Leadership in Public Sector
here has been a declining public sector performance and a constant stream of complains from the general public. Over the years, there have been attempts to restructure the public sector in a bid to improve the performance and the satisfaction among the public. he main concern is whether the focus on leadership in the public sector, and the HRM in particular can bring noticeable changes to the public sector and improve the outcome and the results that are manifest.
he public sector in America has various challenges that bundled together leads to the general failure of the entire sector. However, these problems all point towards a crippled leadership, however there are remedies to it as shown in the selected annotated bibiographie below.
Government Fleet, (2011). Solutions to the op Challenges Facing Public Sector Fleets.
Retrieved May 5, 2011 from http://www.government-fleet.com/Article/Print/Story/2011/03/Solutions-to-the-op-Challenges-Facing-Public-Sector-Fleets.aspx
Outlines the various challenges that are experienced in the public sector…
This is a report of the WHO workshop that was held in December 2000 in France to look at ways in which the HRM can contribute positively to the improvement of the Health Care Sector in the entire world. This paper focuses on the capacity building for the HRM leadership and team with a bid to ensuring that the same training can capacity building would lead to a new dispensation of the leadership and skills needed to well and appropriately manage the Health Care sector, which in effect is one of the world's biggest private sectors.
The public sector, just like all other private and NGOs can deliver the services with a lot of efficiency and in a timely manner. The leadership in the various departments of the public sector is very instrumental in the ultimate effective service of the public sector. The public sector is see as a highly multifaceted field that poses a lot of challenges and the leadership that is determined and possesses the positive attributes and follows the stipulated procedures in order to perform and make the public sector a beneficial entity to the Americans in general.
Just this past April I was promoted to Head of the Standard and Criteria Development Office for the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) in xxx (location?
). In this capacity, I am expected to ably handle a variety of responsibilities including: Overseeing all aspects of standards development activities and quality activities in the Licensing and Specifications Department with all the private healthcare facilities in the area; leading and supporting the development of standards and criteria related to the healthcare practice; contributing to the development and on going review of DOHMS standards strategy and offering advice about current clinical practices, quality, safety, and service development; and keeping abreast of standard requirements and evidence and effectively communicating these to a variety of concerned individuals.
The reason for this promotion to the Head of the Standard and Criteria Development Office was because of my previous success as the Head of the Clinical…
Leadership Analysis of OSIM
High growth technology companies are fertile organizations for the conflicts of leadership styles. The incessant need for accelerating new product development and staying in step with customer needs on the one hand and the pressure to reduce costs often lead high tech firms to adopt transactional leadership mindsets (Eppard, 2004). This gets amplified in Asian cultures where time is a very limited resource and large-scale organizations including OSIM International have a myriad of conflicting priorities (Beugr, Acar, Braun, 2006). Defining a management style that is agile enough to respond to these many challenges while at the same time concentrating on attaining cost targets is essential for survival in highly competitive industries (Pieterse, van Knippenberg, Schippers, Stam, 2010). on Sim, CEO of OSIM, must balance these many requirements while engraining a high level of accountability and ownership throughout the global operations of OSIM International. Balancing transactional and transformational…
Beugr, C.D., Acar, W., & Braun, W. (2006). Transformational leadership in organizations: An environment-induced model.International Journal of Manpower, 27(1), 52-62.
Deluga, R.J. (1988). Relationship of transformational and transactional leadership with employee influencing strategies.Group & Organization Studies, 13(4), 456.
Eppard, R.G. (2004). Transformational and transactional leadership styles as they predict constructive culture and defensive culture. (Order No. 3144365, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 129-129.
Guay, R.P. (2013). The relationship between leader fit and transformational leadership. Journal of Managerial Psychology,28(1), 55-73.
Throughout history and at every corner of the world, there are great men and women who have heeded the call to power, influence and even fame and glory. These personalities changed history through the exalted deeds they performed and even the notorious acts committed. People followed them and to those true believers, they have given their lives to these influential people who are regarded by many names but foremost amongst them, they are known as leaders. Leaders are those that influence people's behaviors and make them believe and follow the leader's will in order to achieve the goal set for by the one leading. There are various styles of leaders from the charismatic, autocratic, democratic, to the delegative. Some leaders use one style while others combine two or more especially when situations warrant differing approaches. There is an adage that goes, "leaders are made not born" and despite some…
Center for Creative Leadership. (2009, May). "Developing a leadership strategy: A critical ingredient for organizational success." Global Organizational Leadership Development White Paper Series. Retrieved August 20, 2011 from http://www.ccl.org/leadership/pdf/research/LeadershipStrategy.pdf
Herold, D.M. & Fedor, D.B. (2008). Changing the way you lead: Leadership strategies that work. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Palmer, R.E. (2008). Ultimate leadership: Winning execution strategies for your situation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
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