July 2011 Archives

Definition #7

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Along with my previous definitions it is important to note that too much stress can have a negative impact on group members. Although a stress may promote some to rise to the occasion, it may frighten away other members in fear that they cannot meet this challenge. There is a difference between stress and challenge; it is necessary to use them carefully in order to maximize work output and not cause a shut-down of the higher brain functions, which will lead to complete failure.

References:
Goleman, D. (2006). "The Sweet Spot for Achievement." Social Intelligence: The new science of human relationships (pp. 267 - 284). New York: Bantam Books.

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Along with previous entries, it is important to realize that there are often times more than one correct answer to a problem. It is necessary for a leader to be able to make these difficult decisions without becoming overly stressed or feeling like a bad person. However, when it comes to legal matters they may only have the option to choose the right and legal answer otherwise they may put their team/company in jeopardy if they choose mercy over justice in those situations.

References:
Kidder, R. M. (2003). "Overview: The ethics of right vs. right." How Good People Make Tough Choices (pp. 13 - 29). New York: Simon & Schuster.

Definition #6

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Along with previous entries, it is important to realize that there are often times more than one correct answer to a problem. It is necessary for a leader to be able to make these difficult decisions without becoming overly stressed or feeling like a bad person. However, when it comes to legal matters they may only have the option to choose the right and legal answer otherwise they may put their team/company in jeopardy if they choose mercy over justice in those situations.

References:
Kidder, R. M. (2003). "Overview: The ethics of right vs. right." How Good People Make Tough Choices (pp. 13 - 29). New York: Simon & Schuster.

Last Week's Entry: Along with the previous definitions it is important for a leader to have a clear goal and direction. If they do not know what they want or where they are heading, how should their followers know? Followers need guidance as to what and where they are headed for, otherwise they may leave their leader for a new one who provides a clear compass.

References:
Lee, R. J., & King, S. N. (2001). "Ground your leadership vision in a personal vision." Discovering the Leader in You: A guide to realizing your personal leadership potential (pp. 31 - 54). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Definition #5

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Along with the previous definitions it is important for a leader to have a clear goal and direction. If they do not know what they want or where they are heading, how should their followers know? Followers need guidance as to what and where they are headed for, otherwise they may leave their leader for a new one who provides a clear compass.

References:
Lee, R. J., & King, S. N. (2001). "Ground your leadership vision in a personal vision." Discovering the Leader in You: A guide to realizing your personal leadership potential (pp. 31 - 54). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.


Last Week's Entry: A leader remains true to my previous definitions. However, although a leader should be prepared and the "rock" everyone can rely on, a little fear is not a bad thing as long as it is handled professionally. Fear is a great driving force when used carefully and sparingly.

References:
Kyle, D. T. (1998). "The sovereign: The power of presence." The Four Powers of Leadership: Presence, intention, wisdom, compassion (pp. 159 - 191). Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Inc.

Definition #4

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A leader remains true to my previous definitions. However, although a leader should be prepared and the "rock" everyone can rely on, a little fear is not a bad thing as long as it is handled professionally. Fear is a great driving force when used carefully and sparingly.

References:
Kyle, D. T. (1998). "The sovereign: The power of presence." The Four Powers of Leadership: Presence, intention, wisdom, compassion (pp. 159 - 191). Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Inc.


Last weeks entry: I still believe the last definition written remains true. However, I also believe that good leaders need a strong base of emotional and social intelligence in order to inspire those who work for them. You cannot be a good leader if you are ignorant to others basic emotional needs.

References:
Goleman, D., & Boyatzis, R. (2008). "Social intelligence and the biology of leadership." Harvard Business Review, 86(9), 74-81. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=keh&AN=33983120&site=ehost-live

Definition #3

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I still believe the last definition written remains true. However, I also believe that good leaders need a strong base of emotional and social intelligence in order to inspire those who work for them. You cannot be a good leader if you are ignorant to others basic emotional needs.

References:
Goleman, D., & Boyatzis, R. (2008). "Social intelligence and the biology of leadership." Harvard Business Review, 86(9), 74-81. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=keh&AN=33983120&site=ehost-live

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