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Leadership Theories Assignments Solution
Leadership does not have a unanimous meaning, as its meaning can be based on the context to which it is applied. The United States academic structure defines leadership as a process in which a person uses their social influence to request the support of other people in performing a task. In this paper, leadership will be defined as the ability of an individual to lead or guide other people in performing tasks or actions (Sherrod & Goda, 2016). There are numerous theories used to explain leadership, ranging from integrated psychological theory, situational and contingency theories, Organizational Behavioral and style theories to positive reinforcement. Different explanations for the approaches that various leaders take while in their leadership positions have been developed. These explanations include Autocratic or authoritarian, democratic, Laissez-faire or Free-rein, task-oriented, and relationship-oriented approaches.
My leadership style is personal and social. A review of my MBTI report clearly shows this. My MBTI personality type is ESTJ. I display Extraversion when it comes to directing and receiving energy. I can impart proficiently and am quiet one-on-one or with an immense gathering (Institute of Medicine, 2017). Certain, I trust that gaining from the encounters of others is an uncommonly valuable asset. Finding out about others is likewise a valuable instrument. I employ sensing when it comes to taking in information. Showing bona fide enthusiasm for group offers energy to a leader with information, recognition, and bits of knowledge they might not have well thoroughly considered. In addition, others are probably going to increase their receptivity to anything you need to well-spoken or would like to accomplish when they sense your real worry in their perspective.
Global executive competencies, call for the leader to be open-minded in their way of thinking and-and adopt tactical approaches towards cultural interest and sensitivity. I believe that I employ great thinking when it comes making decisions and arriving to conclusions. Such skills will help the leaders be in a position to deal with hardships that come their way during their tenure. To grow effective skills to become a global leader, I am required to adopt the global leadership competencies. The contingency theory can also be incorporated to establish the ability to become successful as a global leader (Smith, Hallowell & Lloyd-Fitzgerald, 2017).
After carrying out an analysis on clarity of my preferences, I came up with results that are very important in my self-assessment and hence the development of a personal global leadership plans. Judging is the approach that I employ when it comes to the outside world. I can say that this serves as a weakness and strength too. I have a very clear clarity preference of ESTJ when it comes judging. My thinking is more moderate than sensing. My extraversion is also moderately strong. I have found that my strengths are patience, I am a good listener, I like sharing roles with my fellow workmates, I am always willing to learn, and I have high connectivity. I also found out that I have some strength that I have often overused in a bid to make things work out well. Some of these overused skills include devotion so that I sometimes find myself overworking myself just to make sure projects are completed well and in time. My listening skill is often also abused by people who take advantage since they know very well their grievances will be heard. As a result, some of my colleagues might abscond duties and make fake excuses which due to my compassion I believe and fail to question them. This overused skill has cost me a lot as I end up undertaking duties assigned to others (Heckemann, Schols & Halfens, 2015).
My life mission statement is to be the best global leader of my times. There are some skills I have however not mastered which I need to master. These skills include leading meetings, giving feedback after project management accomplishment and firing. As a result, I often find it difficult to manage board meetings, opting to delegate the duty to someone else. The meetings I lead end up being messy and time-consuming. Also, after carrying out a project, successful or unsuccessful, I am not keen enough to be able to gather the necessary report to compile the required feedback (Heckemann, Schols & Halfens, 2015). Also, I have relatively low firing skills that make me fail to fire workers when I am supposed to hence there are some ghost-workers. I am aiming to practice these skills to better my leadership skills. I am aiming to practice these skills at my part-time work within the next six months. I have the necessary resources required to practice skills such as delegating duties. As a leader of my workgroup, I intend to be able to have the chance to delegate skills to my colleagues. As a leader, I am also allowed to recommend the firing of a colleague under considerable grounds.
In addition to the above endeavors, I hope to enroll in a training program in global leadership at a local college in town. With the help of the one year course, I hope to gain the necessary skills to enable me to pursue my goal, this time from an educated point of view. During the one year, I will make my tutors my closest reference and work with my fellow learners to practice the skills learned in class. During the course, I will seek platforms to put into practice the skills learned such as closer involvement in leadership in class and in my part-timer workplace as this are the only platforms at my exposure for me to use as training grounds. During this practice time, I hope to convince my subordinates to submit feedback on my general leadership skills (Redman, et al, 2015). The feedback will be more important in comparing the progress I will be making throughout the year. At the end of the one-year course, I hope that my performance metrics will have risen since I will have learned exactly how to apply different leadership skills. I will also use the feedback to improve my skills. I will seek feedback from both my boss and subordinates. I will also learn from this feedback report how to gather data and submit my feedback report upon completion of the project assigned to me. In a period of one year and six months, I aimed to have completed the leadership course and had a lot of experience.
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