Throughout Ken Kesey’s, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the balance of power is challenged in the psychiatric ward. Out of the several leaders that appear in the novel, Nurse Ratched and McMurphy are the most prominent. During Nurse Ratched and McMurphy struggle for power, they share many of the same qualities. It is argued that: “McMurphy and Ratched are alike in intelligence, military service, distinctive (if opposite) clothing, and conventionally masculine qualities” (Evans). These small similarities; however, do not distract the characters from fighting for their individual beliefs. Both McMurphy and Nurse Ratched approached their leadership in different ways. McMurphy uses transformational leadership, which is a leader that “must perform some combination of the transactional functions (plan, direct, organize, control) in order to build respect and trust… [and the] leader gets people to work towards some higher purpose or goal” (O’Connor). In other words, it is a leader who achieves a “higher goal”, while “build[ing] respect and trust” from the people. On the other hand, Nurse Ratched uses authoritarian leadership, which is when “Policies [are] determined by the leader. [The] leader determines what each member should do and with whom he should work… Some find it difficult to diffuse authority… [which] causes some to feel threatened and insecure” (Sferra). More simply, an authoritative leader is one that has supreme power over the people. McMurphy’s transformational
In this leadership assessment, I will provide leadership analysis and background information on my personal experience with a bad leader. I will constructively critique a bad leader I have worked for by providing valid and well-reasoned opinions on their leadership style. I will also present a clear and concise description of what makes someone a bad leader and how they can improve.
My heart began to race. I entered the spacious lecture hall, opened the door, and before me were two hundred students glancing at me. Entering the class for the first time at Florida International University (FIU) presented unparalleled opportunities on my forthcoming journey as a high school junior. When I enrolled at FIU as a dual enrollment student, I experienced uncertainty in regard to my intended major and career choice. I took courses across multiple disciplines, yet I remained remote from the ideas presented – until I met my professor for General Chemistry during my junior year. I enjoyed the class lectures, and I attended the professor’s office hours often that she asked me to become a learning assistant (LA) for the course.
This quiz assesses task-oriented behaviors and attitudes of a trustworthy leader. DuBrin (2016) states that task-related means that "behavior, attitude, or skill focuses more on the task to be performed "(DuBrin, 2016, p. 112). A task-oriented leader focuses on non-interpersonal leadership attitudes in order to accomplish results. Such as, "1. Adaptability to the situation 2. Direction setting 3. High performance standards 4. Concentrating on strengths of group members 5. Risk taking and execution of plans 6. Hands-on guidance and feedback 7. Ability to ask tough questions 8. Organizing for collaboration" (p. 112-115).
The leadership behaviors at CVS reflects the aforementioned leadership philosophy. In an interview with leaders at CVS headed by Merlo motivates their employees to accomplish more than what is usually expected of them. According to Northouse (2013), the transformational leader plays a vital role in initiating change, where followers and leaders are inextricably bound together in the transformation process (Northouse, 2013). In the case of CVS, this is clearly evident by what Scott Baker, CVS Senior Vice President has to say : “nobody works in solos, we collaborate on concepts and ideas with the goal of providing our customers with best-in-class service and high quality merchandise” (CVS, 2015). CVS’ encouragement of open communication
The leadership competency statements describe the foundational leadership competencies required to support public health practice in Canada. These multidisciplinary competencies are relevant to any level of position within an organization. Mapped to the LEADS framework, they are intended to complement the core public health competencies (PHAC, 2008) and discipline specific
Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership theory suggests that a successful leader will base their leadership style on the ability and willingness of their followers (Langton, Robbins, Judge, & Breward, 2013). The movie, Remember the Titans, centres on the developing relationship between the football team and their leader, Coach Boone.
A leader from my past that I just idolize her success with leading her floor to being 1 of the most praised unit at the hospital Wendy Charles. Wendy is a very kind and caring African American women who is the director of the 4th floor ICU at North Broward hospital. She is all things great. Wendy’s passion and dedication goes above and beyond she does her job with a smile even when picking up others slack with unparalleled compassion and commitment. The traits I admire the most is her integrity standing by everything right, her ability to fairly delegate responsibility and keeping everyone happy, and hunger to learn and get better. Those traits is what makes her a successful leader; she often shows the democratic leadership style but can
Leadership Pikes Peak is planning a scavenger hunt on Oct 29. PPLD will be one of the stops on the hunt. The participants will need to find a book on the hold shelf that has been placed on one of the LPP staff’s library cards.
Now days good leaders seem to be few and far between in our political atmosphere. Those in power who are not fit to lead tend to be overzealous in their planning, lie about their previous actions, or disregard the needs of their people. Their inability to be capable leaders is mainly due to the lack of a character trait which is imperative in successful leadership: humility.
After taking the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid Leadership Assessment Questionnaire and the Leadership Legacy Assessment I now have a better understanding of my real and potential leadership skills and abilities. I have been working at Petsmart as a groomer for 6 years while going to school. I have never been interested in a management position there primarily due to the terrible types of managers I was surrounded by, even though I had assisted in management positions numerous occasions and had been offered management positions. A year and a half ago I found the perfect position for me though. It was a teaching position for the corporation in which I work at my home store and am sent all prospective groomers
The aim of the study is to investigate what type of leadership is most prevalent in collegiate flight training programs within the context of the Full Range Leadership Model (FRLM). Specifically, the purpose of this study is to identify commonality, or lack thereof, of the multiple leadership behaviors outlined in the theoretical framework. For example, transactional, transformational, passive/avoidant traits could all be found, but which type is dominant? While much research exists using this leadership model in a variety of organizational contexts, aviation and specifically collegiate flight training programs largely have been ignored by researchers. Therefore, this study is exploratory in nature meaning that there is no hypothesis to test. Rather, this is an investigation to determine how
This reflective paper will critically evaluate my leadership abilities based on the application of trait and situational theory on my current job as a leading stewardess of Singapore Airlines. There are 3 parts that will be covered in this paper including introduction, my leadership capability and the future developmental plans for improving my leadership skills.
Relationship management is where the constant relationship maintained within the employee and employer, this absorbs employee and employer working together to share responsibility; sharing responsibility called co-determination. The connection between employee and employer cover up fairly large topics, among them the most appropriate discussion is lack of information sharing, due to Jarrow ltd revolves mainly around employer not working together with employee.