I am a firm believer that strong leaders can either make or break an athlete’s career. Talented mentors have the rare ability to transform a stubborn and/or tired mind to one reborn with the hunger to continue. It is an amazing feat when thought about; how could one person make such a mammoth impact that he/she could completely change someone’s thoughts?
As Robert Frost once said, “Two Roads Diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Similar to Frost, the men’s basketball coach at St. Anthony’s High School, Robert Hurley, has taken the road less traveled by declining many professional coaching opportunities in order to remain a leader in his Jersey City Community. Hurley’s love for basketball and coaching began at the age thirteen years old when he was recruited to join a youth basketball league in his hometown, Jersey City. Despite his young age, Hurley learned how to lead by the example of this youth coach, Charlie Shaughnessy, who taught Hurley how to care for his protégés.
The leadership issue in this setting is that most of the focus is on completing the job. The school nurse is focused on completing tasks that must be addressed as they occur. Every leader has their own style and method to leadership. The style that a leader chooses may be based on their experiences or influences from previous leaders. Regardless of the type of leadership every individual can have the ability to lead. The concern is if the leadership method is effective for that particular setting.
“While you can’t control what happened to you, you can control how you can react”-From Business to community, a man named Gary Vaynerchuck when people leave a negative review on his book called “Crush it and the Thank You economy” on amazon instead of ignoring it or responding a negative comment back he resorts to the right choice and ask the reviewer to talk more about their experience, this shows a great demonstration of how to control how you react on stuff that hurt us or anger us. John Wooden quote and Gary Vaynerchuck is amazing because they way we react shows the time of person we choose to be, and sometimes reacting the wrong way shows us the type of person we oppose to become, and who we are gets us through since others judge what type of characteristic traits you present towards them and other people which is what John Wooden wants to prepare us for. What John Wooden had was his ability to take a complicated issue, distill it, so that make little things become big things that happens, for instance he imparted each of his former players life lessons far more enduring than any plays and shots, he taught his players a way of life—his way of
This report will the evaluating my experience during my experiential learning practice. Experiential learning practice (EPP) in its simplest form is developing skills through practice, followed by reflection on skills gained and their use. EPP was popularised as an alternative to written and aural taught learning, it offered a different and new way of learning through practical skills (Lewis & Williams, 1994, p. 6). For my EPP I was working within the representation team for a London Students union, A charitable membership organisation that represents and serves the students of a university. Within this evaluation report I will be outlining several Psychological theories.
James appeared to need coaching at work. He gives the impression to be uninterested and unengaged. Managers had been over heard discussing his lack of organization and discipline at work. James was a very productive and effective employee under a different manger so he could be receptive to coaching. It is very important that the right coaching style be chosen for James.
The earliest study of leadership thought would be the “Great Man Theory. This theory conceptualized leaders as a single “Great Man” who knew everything and influenced others to follow him. In leadership discourse, the Great Man theory—an assertion that certain individuals, certain men, are gifts from God placed on earth to provide the lightening needed to uplift human
The business school didn’t teach him how to get the job done and execute the decision. His courage can also be known from the fact that he was not prepared to deal with people who didn’t have the training he did, or the desire to succeed as he did. The leaders need to exhibit great courage at work (Econetwork, 2015).
Through self-reflection and academic readings, I have discovered that I identify with three different leadership theories. During the first meeting in a Strength Based Leadership class, we were asked to write our leadership history. The class then began an ongoing exploration of various leadership theories. Upon reviewing my leadership history from the first class and synthesizing the information from the theories that were examined, I discovered that I most resonate with the Trait Leadership Theory, the Skills Leadership Theory, and the Path-Goal Leadership theory. These theories are leader focused, describing the process and techniques a leader uses to accomplish goals. This paper will examine the three leadership theories, identify how they apply to my practice, and explore how these theories interact with each other.
Daniel Goleman’s article: Leadership that gets results, is from the Harvard Business School archives. Daniel Goleman is the noted author of the book Emotional Intelligence. He thus combines his findings in emotional intelligence with research on leadership styles done by Hay/McBer. The research displays 6 leadership styles. The author does not conclude that there is one best style, on the other hand stating that the best leaders practice each of these styles or at least a number of these styles multiple times in each week. Such is the demand of their work and such have they adapted to it. The best leaders thus use their emotional intelligence to determine which style best achieves the fit for that specific situation. He offers advantages and
In today's world, the citizen has experienced bad or good leaders. The role of the leader has the extensive knowledge of understanding the leadership situation and influence other complete tasks. The important factor of the leader is to gain power. Power referred as the individuals capacity to move others, to entice others, to persuade and encourage others to attain specific goals or to engage in the specific behavior. Leader power is the capacity to influence and motivate others (). The leader/follower situation framework contains the elements: leader, follower, and situation. Leader gains their power has related to the leader follows situation framework because the relationship of the follower of the leader is a key factor of power.
Leaders are made, not born. The Great Man Theory suggests that people inherit qualities and traits that make them better suited for leadership. “To suggest that leaders do not enter the world with extraordinary endowment is to imply that people enter the world with equal abilities, with equal talents.” (Thomas Carlyle 1840) While it is true that there are certain characteristics that leaders are born with that predispose them to become leaders, the influence of these characteristics are often overexaggerated. In the case of Eugene Kranz, the flight director for NASA’s Apollo 13 mission, he was a successful leader due to his many years of experience leading missions and his vast knowledge of this surrounding team. The skills and knowledge that
This paper is going to encompass different leadership theories and their relevance to my own personal personality and method of leadership. There will be information on the advantages and disadvantages of the leadership theories and information on each including examples. The purpose of this paper is to view various kinds of leadership theories and apply them to a real-life scenario.
“An organizational strategy is the sum of the actions a company intends to take to achieve long-term goals (Johnson, 2016)”. Organizational strategy is derived from a company 's mission, which tells why an organisation is in business. There are three important aspects of organizational strategy such as resources, scope and the company’s core competency (Johnson, 2016). As Johnson (2016) postulated that top management produces the larger organizational strategy, while middle and lower management adopt goals and plans to satisfy the overall strategy. Germano (2010) states that leadership has a significant impact upon organisation and its success, whereby leaders determine values, culture and employee motivation. Additionally, he further added
Frequently referred to as a managerial approach to leadership, the transactional leadership style is centered on improving efficiencies within an organization or team (McShane & Von Glinow, 2015). Leaders practicing the transactional approach focus on the details of the step by step processes and workflows using a reward and punishment system to encourage workgroup production (Dartey-Baah, 2015). As errors and inconsistent results are part of the expected norm, transactional leaders succumb to the belief that employees require ongoing monitoring and supervision to ensure compliance with the expected work practices. When used with an experienced high performing staff, the constant supervision and punitive nature of the transactional leadership style can be counterproductive, causing a decrease in production and satisfaction among some groups. In contrast, when used with newly formed production units, the transactional style has been known to improve employee engagement and response (Breevaart et al., 2014).