The Everest simulation has help me to virtually practice the management theories of leadership and decision-making. Especially in leadership, as I was given the opportunity to be a leader, I have experienced the challenges when handling a group with members that are new to me. At the beginning, I felt awkward and scared to speak up and lead the team because I do not want them to perceive that I forcefully involved myself and also directing them too much. In addition, reflecting back made me thought how the members were relying on me as the leader to lead them in which I did not do well. I learned that a leader should expect the team to look at the leader to have the ability to motivate and support them (Giltinane 2013).
Another form of reflection that I use is discussions with colleagues. While reflecting with my grade level team, we share successes, challenges, and ideas for improvements. After reading the lecture on reflection my understanding of reflection was expanded, and I was able to identify strengths and weaknesses in my reflective practices. Although I was familiar with the importance of reflection in teaching, the lecture helped me to understand why reflection is important for all professionals. I learned that reflection is important in any profession where there are situations that arise that do not have one “right” solution.
Activity: Highest Hopes Deepest Fears Objectives of Activity: To identify hopes and fears of group members, encourage openness and cohesion in the group, and practice empathy. Each group member will be randomly assigned a partner by the group leaders. Partners will explain their biggest hopes and deepest fears to each other. Explain that they will have to share with the group what their partner tells them and will be asked questions about their partner’s responses – but as if it were their own. After a few minutes each of discussion, everyone should return to the group circle.
In this place they are assigned jobs, some are more important than others. “But the receiver in training is to be alone, apart, while he is prepared by the current receiver for the job which is the most honored in our community.”(Lowry 61) This quote shows that there is very good jobs that other people want, but will not get. This quote also shows that they give people strict rules. They give assigned jobs that you have to do. The Giver and Anthem both are a very dystopian place both having different rules but similar, and different.
Critical Thinker and Inquirer I was a critical thinker because I had to think of what scene I was going to do and if it was horror, comedy, or anything else. Academically and Personally Accountable I was personally Accountable because I finished and turned in my work on time. I was academically accountable because I did it on my own. Communicator and Collaborator I was a communicator and collaborator because I had to communicate with my classmates and teacher for help. Globally Aware and Culturally Competent
Problem solving skills are very important in every aspect of your life. How you solve a problem is who you are. If you solve problems swiftly then it can be said that you are a leader. If you are more of a downtempo problem solver, you tend to push things off. When I have problems, I strive to fix them hastily before they can get too extensive.
On numerous occasions, I am given the responsibility of overseeing major projects and events because of my tenacious ability to direct and motivate others to achieve specific goals. When assigned leadership roles I find it difficult to delegate certain tasks in fear of the job not being completed in a timely manner. Previous experiences have taught me that leadership roles can be demanding, yet rewarding for the right individual and the ability to delegate and collaborate are two skills that I need to focus on before seeking a management career. Critical thinking has always been one of my best attributes. When rating this skill, I felt I was above average, and there was no improvement needed, but would love to learn new things to amplify my current skill set.
I could change the instructions to make it work or continue with the smaller groups but with different people every time. What skills did you learn as a leader and what can you improve on? (3 marks) Skills I learned as a leader was that listening is a big key to success. Even if my group present the activity efficiently, it is important for the audience to be listening and absorbing the information too. Next time, I can improve on finding a way to get the students’ attention so that we can all be on the same page.
The main one being intolerant to less ambitious people which can come across as frustration or anger – these will work in a negative manner to the members of them team and subsequently have a detrimental effect on their performance. On top of this, I need to be aware of the team member’s workloads and not delegate too much and in fact overload them. As the nature of my job involves working with numerous project teams, I decided to get one team to take the test as a case study. There are usually 4 members in a team therefore not all team roles are going to be covered. The results were that 2 were Team Workers, 1 Monitor and 1 Coordinator.
It was hard for me to adapt to this way of working and how he directed his commands in regards to this tone of voice. I believe that someone should consider a different way of leadership. The way I see it is how each professor I have came across and the way they taught the course was completely different in every course because a professor could have been taught a way that made me understand the concept of the material. It could definitely change the way someone think but I feel like adaption is a key role when it comes to strengthening leadership skills. The discussion we had towards the end of class caught my attention because we were talking about if protesting gives a bad image to a leader and I feel like it all depends on what is happening throughout the protest.
I generally have a passive aggressive attitude when it comes to completing work. Where I notice that I am not only doing my own assignment but I am also completing other individual assignments. Where I am overloaded with work and frustrated, which effects my job performance. One solution I started was actively communicating my feelings in an assertive way, and standing behind when I say “no” I mean it. I must admit this took a lot of work, however through time and practice it has become easier for me to communicate my emotions to my coworker and supervisor.
I learned that when I am attempting to complete a task for the company I try to please everyone. When working on the company business plan I know personally that I was trying to do the best that I could in order to make sure everyone was happy with the results. In the second semester I will work to improve this weakness by finishing a project how I see fit then asking for critique afterwards. Another weakness I battle with is being too critical of myself. While creating the fundraiser presentation for the class I worry how they’ll think of me while I’m up there.
Possibly augmenting any lost in pay that could be necessary for treatment. All these benefits to the employee could cause employers to look at FMLA in a negative light. However, with some creativity and resourcefulness the once negative employee support tool can become strength of the department. Cost and liability are the major concerns of the employer immediately with regards to FMLA. Cost is listed first, for the reason that the route of all decisions is “how much will it cost?” This question is heard all too often and is on the forefront of every manager’s mind.
I think the hardest part of working on big projects was delegating; I am often worried that if I don’t complete something myself it will not get done. I have learned through experience that the best leader that people want to help is one that assists in all tasks that need to be completed in a project but one that also steps back and lets others take responsibility. Through the many projects I have helped execute in my school, I believe I have made a positive difference; yet, I did not want to be seen as the assigned
The ongoing process of striking a balance between one’s work and demands of life, including marital status have become a challenge for most professionals. So, in the spirit of being part of the solution, I took some time to compile some of the fundamental lessons I’ve learned to date as well as the best of the advice I’ve gotten from experts. These lessons are not rules or absolutes they’re a snapshot of what’s worked for me so far and food for thought. However, the two op-ed pieces by David Brooks and the Young Money chapters caution us to the value in maintaining a work and life balance. We must be explicit about this in the mission that informs our work culture.