How do your organization’s leaders influence your organization’s culture? How does the leadership of your organization achieve organizational goals?
The leaders at my place of work have adopted various strategies that aim at transforming the organization’s culture and achieve relevant organizational values. The organization has established various programs in which the leaders act as mentors and share their knowledge and expertise with others. These programs facilitate staff motivation and appropriate vision sharing within the organization. In addition, the programs focus on empowering the organization members.
This strategy creates a sense of self-worth and facilitates learning and improvement of skills within the organization. In this regard, the organization can tap into the employees’ energy and creativity, as the employees know that the organization values their contribution. Furthermore, the employees are eager to learn as the environment within the organization accommodates mistakes.
To achieve organizational goals at my place of work, the leadership focuses on promoting teamwork among employees to achieve various tasks. In this regard, there is cultivation of a health two-way communication between the staff and supervisors. Teamwork and effective communication creates a motivating working environment. Moreover, the organization has a conflict management program that handles various opinions and complains. In this way, the leadership can address all the issues that may cause delay in various projects due to misunderstandings, conflicting job responsibilities and reduced cooperation among team members.
Can someone who is a leader not be a manager? Why or why not? Can someone who is a manager not be a leader? Why or why not?
Although it is significantly important that leadership and management to go hand in hand to maximize effectiveness, a leader may not be a manager. Similarly, a manager may not be a leader. A company vests the authority that a manager possesses over his or her subordinates. It is largely through this authority that the subordinates submit to the directions of a manager. The subordinates are obliged to follow the manager’s instructions, as there is a reward.
Furthermore, there are unpleasant outcomes concerning the failure to observe protocol. In essence, rewards largely drive a manager’s work. This does not apply for a leader where actions are based on the pursuance of a certain vision. In addition, leaders do not have subordinates, but rather followers. Since following is a voluntary activity, leaders exact minimal authoritarian control. Unlike managers, leaders gain control over their followers by appealing to their heart desires and making them want to follow a particular cause that they believe will transform them into better people.
A leader makes the followers want to undertake certain actions that they would normally not undertake. Thus, a manager must appeal to the subordinates’ heart desires in order to become a leader and share his or her vision with them. On the other hand, a leader must observe protocol and work within a given scope in order to become an effective manager.
How has management changed because of the increased role of globalization? Would a good leader in one country automatically be a good leader in another country? What characteristics should a leader have to make them successful globally?
Considering globalization, the approach to management has considerably changed, as there is the need to accommodate varying factors brought about by different settings of operations, which affect the market, customer base and competition among other factors. With globalization, companies’ scope of operation has shifted from the country of origin to the whole world. It is easier to appeal to people from a similar background unlike in the case of people from diverse backgrounds.
Even with a unifying language, individuals from different backgrounds observe different norms and thus conflicts are likely to occur. To become a successful leader globally, one must adopt a strategy that takes into consideration all the aspects of the group of concern. This includes, but is not restricted to culture and social standards. By coupling this with appropriate work ethics and professional integrity, a leader can achieve his or her vision in any country.