According to Ireland and Hitt (1999), strategic leadership means envisioning future, flexibility, strategical thinking, and creating competitive advantages, plans and solution.3 While servant leadership, also known as Stewardship, is explained as leaders who put the needs of their teammates first (Block, 1993).4 The Path-Goal theory suggests four critical leader behaviors, including Participative leadership, which prefers to encourage teammates’ participation in decision making; and Achievement-oriented leadership that clarify final goals and required high-quality performance, as well as current improvement.5 Consequently, I consider my leading style as Situational Leadership, I adjust leader style due to team’s readiness level (Hersey and Blanchard,
Since adults are largely self-determining, helping them develop metacognitive skills is an essential element in any program intended to increase their autonomy. The metacognitive skills are presented as a list without reference to level of language skills. Like technology skills, learners’ metacognitive abilities are rarely aligned exactly with their language skills levels. The ability to understand and analyze one’s own learning is especially influenced by educational background and previous experience. The area of metacognition presents a special challenge to instructors at the lowest levels, where learners have higher-order thinking skills in place but lack the communication skills to relay them.
Dean (1991) pointed out that many people will rise to demands they feel are important. Opportunities to take responsibility are highly motivating to some people and should be widely distributed. The teachers feel a personal mission that learn as much as they can about the world, about others, about themselves and help others to do the same (Zehm and Kottler, 1993, p.118) Besides, Mr. Tam considered taking care of students as well as taking responsibility are important. He believed his philosophy of teaching is to take care of student. He has read many books talked about ‘the definition of care’, caring is thinking on students’ side.
Leader should apply different leadership style as per the need of situations. The objective of this essay is to review both traits and contingency leadership theories and indicate the more useful for leaders in organizations. The most notable four contingency theories of leadership include the Fiedler 's contingency theory, the Vroom-Yetton-Jago decision-making model of leadership, the path-goal theory and the situational leadership theory will be evaluated. This essay will start with the traits leadership theory follow by contingency
These will allow me to apply the difference styles of leadership. In identifying my own leadership style (supportive), I discovered that there where instances that I would have to use a little of all styles. I think the best way for me to improve my choice of leadership style and to know when to apply the other styles will be to continuously expose myself and participate in formal and informal education classes. As I observe and learn from my own senior management and peers through questions, application and/or coaching; this will provide opportunities for me to constantly improve. As a leader and being positioned between the demands of management, team and the workers; leadership skills must include the ability to juggle the various priorities while keeping performance high and cost under control.
Knowing that the EYP leadership has traditionally been linked with the personal qualities of the workforce (Ritchie, 2015), helped me understood the concept of teachers as leaders as I studied and reflected on how to manage the different characteristics of my team along the journey. Besides, I also ensured that my team stood by the school’s principle of having the voice of the children taken seriously. Therefore, we managed to involve the children’s views and participation especially from the K2 and K3 levels because they were more vocal and initiative. Change 1: To redo the old learning boards I first observed the setting to learn the areas that needed improvement (Campbell-Barr and Leeson, 2016). I also used an environmental checklist (Appendix 1.1) as a justification to the facts that I discovered.
This reflection will identify the leadership theories and motivational theory I subscribe to and give tangible examples of them in my leadership. Upon reviewing the theories presented regarding leadership, I immediately identified closely with two of them. The first I identified with was the situational theory which proposes that leaders take into account the situational variables and choose the best course of action (Cherry, 2015). The leadership style in these situations can vary depending on the audience and allow for optimal results. In my field of network planning, I am expected to be the subject matter expert on various systems and processes.
According to Colvin, as future leaders, we need graduates who use their ‘intellectual prowess and analytical skill’ to search answers about the problems considering the related community. Adding to that, he says, “The knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for effective leadership seem closely aligned with the desired learning outcomes of a liberal arts education, regardless of major” (35). Talking about leadership, Perkins presents a statement of Rebecca Hughes, Director of Education at the British Council in which she said that people with a broad cultural knowledge and academic training which inspire to look at human dimensions happen to lead and succeed as one of the vital elements of leadership is to ‘understanding people and cultures’. In the article “Great News! Your So-Called "Worthless" Liberal Arts Degree Actually Makes You a Better Leader”, Stacey Lastoe mentions about a notable found by the Development Dimensions International which is “humanities graduates did better than MBAs in a number of areas essential to performing as a leader”.
My strengths are that I have a strong understanding of the school’s organization and goals and encourage the school to be involved in the improvement of the wider community. As key stage coordinator I feel I am approachable and always available for people to speak personally about their professional development or personal lives, but always give my team of teachers the freedom to tackle situations in their own classrooms using their own judgement. (Northouse, 2006) My team of teachers and children I teach are secure in their knowledge of my expectations, morals and ethics. The colleges I asked for feedback comment’s were varied, some enjoyed the freedom I gave them while others felt that this was in fact showed lack of participation in my management style (The Full Range Leadership Model). My goal for the is to make all teachers under my management to feel empowered if to feel that I am making making decisions based on all of their concerns, not just the more vocal people.
7. TNI based on Extended hierarchy of needs- While studying on the research area it has been observed that, most of TNI are based on motivation theory directly and indirectly. From the discussion with HR executive came to know that effectiveness of training on performance of employees could not judge properly until the right consideration of TNI. If industry fail to identify training need it will miss-track the programs and ineffective output may generate. TNI is the process where organization can understand employee’s needs and wants.