Casey Yocom HRE Final Paper Prof. Holton 1 May 2012 1 – What is your definition of leadership after completing this course? My definition of leadership has definitely changed from what it was at the beginning of this course. I was sure that leadership meant that one had to bring together a group of individuals all on their own with no help from the group they were leading. After reading the books and watching the videos that this course entailed made me realize that an effective leader doesn’t do it all on their own. Don’t get me wrong, a leader is called a leader for a reason because they have a great deal of impact on a group that they are leading, but it’s okay to ask and involve the people following into your leadership role.
In this assignment I will be writing about all the different leadership styles which are used in the public services and everyday life: Authoritarian – This is a direct leadership style where the leader gives clear instructions for what needs to be completed. It is a style where the leader maintains power/order. The leader makes decisions on their own (independently) and no one in the rest of the group has a say or has an opinion. This leadership style would normally be used by an officer in the army, like Hitler, this is because they normally generally are loud and bossy also, this leadership style helps to motivate teams. They think that they are always right (which in most cases they normally are) and that they’re way is the best way.
By showing motivation students’ progress into higher ranks in JROTC. While this helps build character it doesn’t teach it. Character in JROTC is gained by participating and making decisions when needed. When you are forced to make decisions on your own it helps you find out more about yourself and helps you learn to be more of a leader and helps you gain character. Being responsible for yourself helps teach independence.
JROTC is a program which can enhance your education by providing unique leadership training and management. The JROTC experience is a character builder that strengthens self-discipline, courage, and integrity. It helps you develop the qualities necessary for success in either a military or civilian career. The skills you develop for successful command are the same skills you'll need for success in the corporate world. But JROTC can also help with peer pressure.
Authoritarian leadership can be useful and beneficial within some of the public services. When decisions need to be made quickly and without ideas or comments being made from other team members. A strong independent person would need to take on the lead of being in charge and being the leader, because this style is used in situations when things need to be done quickly the leader must know what they are doing and have a good solid idea and what they want doing and how they want it done by other members in their team. In different, stressful task, for example, during military conflicts, members of the group may prefer to have a team leader who makes all the important decisions and they may also prefer to have someone telling them what needs to be done and how they need to do it, therefore they will not have
The Army Values cannot be practiced independently of one another. All Values must be utilized together as a whole. Missing one Value would nullify the rest. Living up to the Army Values each day is what keeps the Army moving forward. Without Soldiers applying “LDRSHIP” to their work and personal life the Army would screech to a halt.
However, there has been a transformation in leadership theory resulting in more dynamic, multifaceted nature of teamwork, inclusion, and dispersed leadership. More and more, police chiefs are being encouraged to move toward a more participatory leadership style of management, one that encourages collaboration and cooperation in decision-making process.” (CTU 2013) Shared Leadership Shared leadership is when the role of leaders is broadly distributed among an organization and the people within that organization lead each other. It is a balance of powers. Three types of shared leadership are: suggestion involvement which is the easiest and has the lowest risk, it keeps the authority at the senior level but allows the entire team to voice there opinions and give input to decisions made; job involvement which also allows for the voicing of opinions and allows some authority in decision making, and high involvement, which works well in a team environment when there is time and room to work out everyone’s theories, has a balance of power. All of these lend a sense of ownership that result in greater motivation, communication, and innovation.
In war, there is no time to think so a set task can help prevent deaths and mistakes. It also helps newer recruits know what to do when they need to. Authoritarian leadership is useful when working with time restraints and deadlines. These leaders often keep their team motivated which allows jobs to be finished quickly and effectively and allows the best equipped to be making decisions. However, it may lead staff to feel unappreciated and angry.
In the early stages of leadership, a leader can be confident of his/her decision-making process, honesty behavior, and energetic attitude. A leader must work proactively to maximize the outcome of his/her leadership style. However, a developing leader might lack of experience, which might decrease his/her effectiveness. It is imperative for a leader to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goals to achieve improve the business performance. As a leader, in a fast growing company, job-centered leadership is very important.
What defines peer pressure? To a regular teen, peer pressure is an overly used phrase, used by adults to explain their actions. To a Junior Reserve Officer Corps, or JROTC, cadet, peer pressure is an obstacle we overcome at the early stages of the program. By using our core abilities, each cadet learns the basics of being a better citizen in society. In those core abilities, cadets learn morals and are individualized from the teenage stereotype; something peer pressure plays a great role in.