Do you believe you have the traits to be an effective leader? Perhaps you are already in a supervisory role, but as has been discussed previously, appointment does not guarantee leadership skills. How can you evaluate your own leadership skills and behaviors? You can start by analyzing your performance in specific areas of leadership. In […]
A walk through the Business section of any bookstore or a quick Internet search on the topic will reveal a seemingly endless supply of writings on leadership. Formal research literature is also teeming with volumes on the subject. However, your own observation and experiences may suggest these theories are not always so easily found in […]
Talk about what leadership means to you — what are the qualities of a great leader (and I don’t mean presidents) in whatever field of life, and is there anyone who exemplifies many of those qualities for you?
The case: Leslie Conrad is a 52-year-old woman who has recently discovered a lump in her breast. Her physician sent her to the hospital for a biopsy, which revealed a malignancy. Unfortunately the cancer has already spread extensively throughout her lymphatic system and has begun to invade her lungs. Even with aggressive treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation), her oncologist, Dr. Arthur Sanchez, predicts she will live no more than six to eight months. Without treatment, Sanchez believes that she will likely live no more than three months. At this point she is generally symptom-free, although she has begun to experience fatigue. Mrs. Conrads husband Paul (51-years-old) is an independent custom auto parts fabricator. He has his own shop, and their 25-year-old son Joshua works with him, while also taking mechanical engineering courses part time at the local technical college. Their daughter Liz is a 28-year-old doctoral student at a large university about 300 miles away. She is nearing completion of her dissertation in psychology, and expects to graduate in May, two months from now. Mrs. Conrad tells Dr. Sanchez that she doesnt want aggressive treatment, explaining that she wants to spend her remaining time at home, not in a hospital. She especially wants to be able to attend her daughters graduation. Moreover, she tells Dr. Sanchez that she doesnt want her family to know about her conditionat least not yet. She knows that at some point her condition will become apparent to at least her husband, and that she will need much more from him then. But right now she wants Liz to focus on finishing her PhD, and doesnt want her to be worrying about her mom at this crucial time. And Paul and Josh are currently working ten to twelve hours a day constructing suspension systems for six cars for Roush Racing. This is a huge opportunity for them to really establish themselves in the field and Leslie wants them to focus on their work. Dr. Sanchez has asked for your opinion on this case. You are the director of the hospitals Center for Counseling and Social Support. You are both aware that state law requires that patients requests for confidentiality be honored. Yet your experience and knowledge tell you that most families want to be included in end of life plans. You are also concerned that their bereavement may be more difficult if her death is unanticipated. Your four-part assignment (with part 2 having four sub-sections): 1. Identify the relevant factual issues: what factual matters need to be laid out and considered? For example, how long will it take for Paul and Josh to complete their work? 2. Determine if and how the four moral principles apply. What harms are at issue? What benefits? Does Justice apply, and if so, how? How does the Principle of Autonomy apply? Note: one or more principles may be inconclusivefor example, if there are more or less equal benefits from different courses of action, then Beneficence might be inconclusive, in which case thats what you should conclude. Principles can also be inconclusive due to factual uncertainty (identified in step 1), in which case, you should reason conditionally (see July 2) about how the principle in question applies. 3. Identify the significant values: what good things are at stake? (Your work in part 2 applying Beneficence can be brought over to this step.) 4. What course(s) of action seems to do the best job of promoting all the values at stake, i.e., integrating values)?
Read the research paper titled, “A Study of the Impact of Three Leadership Styles on Integrity Violations Committed by Police Officers.” You are then to write a reaction paper on this article of at least 5 pages and no more than 6. This paper is to be written in APA format and you must provide at least 5 scholarly references. Each paragraph should be 5-7 sentences . Articles should range from 2018-2020.
Why are women political representatives of symbolic importance? Why are women political representatives of practical importance? Explain why and give an example for each.
A Personal TQM Project (one week) TQM project. Create the items that you will track and follow them over a ONE week process. The project should include the following: 1. A student analysis, backed up by the use of at least ONE of the following: the check sheet, a scatter diagram, Histogram, or a Pareto chart. 2. Students are encouraged to assess their strengths and weaknesses and to drop and add items that may be too easy or too impossible to attain. However they are required to continue to track a minimum of ONE and a maximum of FOUR goals. 3.Some students are very wary of revealing their defects to others, or discussing how they are doing except in very general terms. Others are more open to the process, and often get significant help from their peers in reaching or exceeding their goals. Select something generic that you can feel good about. For example, push-ups, sit-ups, yoga exercises, walking, riding a bicycle, ect. 4.The personal quality project can help you to understand how difficult it is for managers to plot data systematically, take corrective action based on facts, or break “bad habits” of producing defective parts. Thus, personal goals, such as “getting to class on time” can be related to “getting to work on time” or delivering the customer’s order on time. “Zero Defects” on the next exam can be as difficult as “Zero Defects” in the factory. “Casting Out Fear” may be illustrated if the professor assigns grades for this project based on whether the students write excellent reports that are well-documented and analyzed, not on whether their defect totals went down a certain amount over the 1 week process, or whether students were pleased or angry with their own results. This can be related to the workplace idea that managers don’t fire employees for producing a defective item if it is beyond their control. 5.Summarize your work in a 4 paragraph synopsis. One suggestion for this summary is as follows: What did I choose as my criteria and why? How did my goals and objectives I selected work, did I have to drop one and add another, and did they help me meet my overall purpose? How has this project helped me to understand TQM better? How hard was this project on a scale of 1 to 10? Was it an easy, if so why, if not, why not)?
The topic focuses on leading in the military during difficult times.My Draft OutlineWhat makes a good leader?Moral CharacterLead by exampleKnow when to followTrust your teamHow do leaders handle difficult times?Make smart decisionEmotional IntelligenceDont be afraid to ask for help/clarificationAllow Soldiers to see youCommunicatorAnother topic? Leaders in difficult times