Leadership week 13

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When being a leader details matter. It is good to focus on the big picture of what you are trying to accomplish but the little things also affect the outcome of your goals. Steve Jobs is an example of a successful leader. He was not only incredibly smart and proactive he also utilized team work efficiently to make his apple products as near perfect as possible. Diversity is also another important aspect of Job's team that he encouraged. He had people from all different backgrounds working for him so they all brought something different to the table.

Group work and leadership go hand in hand. The methods of group work include, "Virtual communities and social capital,Bridging versus bonding social capital, Multiplex relationships, Meeting offline, Using the internet to form offline groups of like-minded people, meeting face-to-face". All those methods include working with people who have the same goals as you and being in an environment where you can interact with them. Another form mentioned is virtual group work. Virtual group work is more exclusive where multiple people can meet other people. In group work where you are face to face with other people there tends to be more inclusive relationships being formed where people will only talk to certain people. Depending on the situation and the people, both forms of interaction can potentially be successful. Communication and the building of relationships is a strong factor in the success or failure of group work. (http://www.tandfonline.com.ezp2.lib.umn.edu/doi/full/10.1080/13691180903468954#tabModule)

This week's definition I added notes from the reading. I added methods of interaction in groups because I think that a lot of leadership opportunities come up in groups. That's usually where there is a leader, and leadership is often necessary for a group to achieve a common goal.

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