March 2013 Archives

Week 10

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Last week's definition: Today's economic situation requires leaders have to develop their adapt ability. The developing of the skills including: how to analysis problem, how to make decision crisply, how to point out a clear direction. First of all, your leadership must based on understanding of your self. Secondly, you must be able to stabilize a situation along with make adaptive changes in the behavior and work of people (Heifetz, Grashow & Linsky 2009)

This week defination: It is important for leaders to have self- reflection which is a necessary tool for them. By getting an overall view of the bigger picture while maintain leader's own role within the picture is positive goal for the team. And leaders could also be improved by receiving feedback from different angles and persons improve their leadership.

Analysis: The most effective leaders should have high levels of self- reflection and self- awareness. And they should have the ability to stand out and get a higher level view of the situations. As leaders try to see the "big picture" of the organization, and improve their leadership by receive feedback from others are extremely important to operate the organization well. Because there is not always have a single right answer and leaders could not always be the right one.

Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. (2002). "Get on the balcony." Leadership on the Line: Staying alive through the dangers of leading (pp. 51 - 74). Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Kegan, R., & Lahey, L. L. (2009). "Identifying Each Person's One Big Thing" (pp. 63 - 67). Boston: Harvard Business Press.

Week 7

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Last week's definition: Leadership is knowing yourself about what you want in the future and what roles you can be and to motivate others. In order to earn the respectful from others, Leaders should clearly define their ethical beliefs before make the decisions, and also build trust relationship with follower.

This week's definition: Today's economic situation requires leaders have to develop their adapt ability. The developing of the skills including: how to analysis problem, how to make decision crisply, how to point out a clear direction. First of all, your leadership must based on understanding of your self. Secondly, you must be able to stabilize a situation along with make adaptive changes in the behavior and work of people (Heifetz, Grashow & Linsky 2009)


Analysis: The world is changing everyday. In order to adapt these challenges and accomplish goals more efficiently, leaders need to be skilled at "fostering adaptation", "embracing disequilibrium", and "generating leadership" (Heifetz et al.,2009).

Reference
Heifetz, R., Grashow, A., & Linsky, M. (2009). "Leadership in a (permanent) crisis." Harvard Business Review, 87(7), 62-69. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=keh&AN=41997981&site=ehost-live

Week 6

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Last week's definition: Leadership is the ability to gather people with different ability, background and culture to work together for a common goals.

This week's definition: Leadership is knowing yourself about what you want in the future and what roles you can be and to motivate others. In order to earn the respectful from others, Leaders should clearly define their ethical beliefs before make the decisions, and also build trust relationship with followers.

"Leaders need to not be influenced by outer-sources, and make the most ethical decisions they can."(Paul,&Elder). There are many reasons between ethic differences. It is important for leaders to understand ethics because it plays a part in the leadership theory.

Sources:
Kidder, R. M. (2003). "Overview: The ethics of right vs. right." How Good People Make Tough Choices (pp. 13 - 29). New York: Simon & Schuster.
Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2006). "The Function of Ethics -- and Its Main Impediement." Understanding the Foundations of Ethical Reasoning (pp. 4 - 36). Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.

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