During the process of completing each blog, I am still thinking about the question: Can I become a leadership? In this blog, I will describe my leadership vision by using theory and examples of real-life to illustrate the view of my effective leadership. Also leadership should be effective. In addition, I will give opinion about in he course of my completion of the MBA program, leadership skills that I hope to develop and how to develop these skills.
I think leadership can be described as a combination of behaviors that will inspire people to follow the leadership to go to the place, not only simply obey. Leadership can be seen everywhere in our lives, it is in government, in corporate, in class, and even in family. Leadership is the core that people can to things well.
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Gergen (cited in Daskal, 2016) said “A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” I total agree with his point and that is what I want to express. I hope to become a participatory leadership. It often referred as democratic leadership style, which attaches importance to team members and peers. As the responsibility for final decision-making, participatory leadership governs it. If I can become this type of leadership, it is valuable to improve employee morale because employees contribute to the decision-making process (Johnson, 2017). It makes them feel that their opinions are important. Additionally, it can make employees proud of their leadership.
I also agree with leadership should be effective. Larson (2017) pointed out that effective leadership should have passion, holder of values, creativity, confidence and humanity combine. During the previous internship, I met a very good leader. He inspired my understanding of effective leadership. We all know that no matter which company, regular meetings are indispensable. When I doing my internship, the first thing I practice in the morning is the regular meeting. Leader is always able to ask each supervisor in the shortest possible time and quickly find the part that needs to be improved. But will also encourage good parts to do. The whole meeting takes only an hour, so that everyone can have the passion and confidence to start work. In the past, I think leader’s work is quite similar as manager, which is a manager stuff. But I change my mind; an effective leader should be passionate, control the overall situation rather than control the details. A good example is about Hess’s CEO John Hess, when Hess introduced the 2020 transformation plan, challenged the entire leadership team to propose a solution that would make the company more flexible, cost-conscious and faster to make decisions. In order to minimize unnecessary fatigue caused by unnecessary labor, he created a team responsible for coordinating the ongoing efforts of the championship team (Ready, 2016).
During teamwork in this term, I have two chances to be a leader. As the feedback I received from my colleagues made me more directly aware of my strengths and areas to develop as a leader. They feel that I am decisive, in every event, can quickly make a decision without hesitation. This strength can reduce a lot of trouble and make everyone quickly find the right direction. Also they think I have empathy and take responsibility. In the week when I was a leader, I often did more work than the group members and took care of their emotions as much as possible. Optimistic attitude of course needs, it can make the whole team has a good atmosphere. As the skills I want to develop as my progress through my MBA, emphasize continuous learning and hold everyone accountable should be most important. In the subsequent work, to be good at taking into account the internal and external factors, more observation, reading more, so as to continue to learn the unknown things to improve myself.
Hope you agree with my opinion, of not, please leaves comment!
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Johnson, R. (2017). 5 Different Types of Leadership Styles. [online] Smallbusiness.chron.com. Available at: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/5-different-types-leadership-styles-17584.html [Accessed 16 Mar. 2017].
McNamara, C. (2017). What Makes for An Effective Leader?. [online] Managementhelp.org. Available at: http://managementhelp.org/leadership/traits/leader.htm [Accessed 16 Mar. 2017].
Ready, D. (2016). 4 Things Successful Change Leaders Do Well. [online] Harvard Business Review. Available at: https://hbr.org/2016/01/4-things-successful-change-leaders-do-well [Accessed 16 Mar. 2017].