Reflection: How Leadership Influence Me?

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Choi Sin Kit, Fion 14039404D Topic 12: Reflection Journal Leadership is a process of social influence, organizing a group of people to achieve common goals. It is the followers who determine a successful leader. The basic starting point of leadership is having a better understanding of human nature, such as needs, emotions and motivation. How did leadership influence me? People want to be guided by leaders they respect and have a clear direction. This is achieved by conveying a strong vision of the future. As a marketing secretary of the Management and Marketing Society, I am responsible for all the sponsorship matters of the Society. One of the most important functions organized by the Society is the Orientation Camp in the summer. Being…show more content…
Nevertheless, team spirit do improved after changes. I realize that as an effective leader, making sound and timely decisions, setting a good role model for followers as well as developing a sense of accomplishment in my teammates are necessary. How did leadership influence the world? One general conclusion from leadership is that effective leaders do not use a particular style. Instead, they adjust their styles to the situation. National culture is undoubtedly an important situational factor in deciding to use which leadership style because it influences how followers will respond. Accenture, a multinational company of management consulting, information technology and outsourcing, was ranked number 5 on the list of 20 Best Companies for Leadership. A good leader with the knowledge and skills that help it fight for the future is needed and London-based Adrian Lajtha is accountable for this job. “Leadership development is both a priority and a passion for him,” said William D. Green, Accenture’s Chairman and CEO. He has implemented programs to find out high-potential employees from different countries like China, Korea, Russia and Mexico to be leaders. This requires a culture of trust between leaders and…show more content…
Lajtha first accepts cultural differences openly. For example, Chinese and Korean leaders are expected to be paternalistic to their employees and distinctive characteristics are shown. Authoritarianism means an assertion of absolute authority and control over subordinates and they tend to be obedient. Benevolence means personalized and all-rounded concerns for subordinates’ well-being. Morality means individual qualities like unselfishness and leading by example that gain respect and recognition from subordinates. In cultures that value egalitarianism like Mexico, followers may prefer to be outspoken and leaders are participative which involves employees in decision-making. While in cultures that value hierarchy, followers are obedient and leaders may be autocratic. In either case, a nation’s cultural values shape a matching pair of follower behavior and leadership style that well fits with one another. Second, Mr. Lajtha meets with each one who has been selected as a participant of the leadership program to measure their understanding of the program. Third, a cross-cultural team of mentors is established and trained to communicate with people across borders. Mr. Lajtha has an outlook of leaders teaching leaders and a commitment to talk with people. There is a vision of making changes and building a talent organization for Accenture. Most importantly, leadership turns vision into reality. When followers trust their leaders and they are inspired by
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