Leaders Essays


Culture Essay

This essay examines the meaning of culture and provides several possible titles and topics that may be used as starting points for developing a paper on culture. It discusses the definition of culture, how culture is developed, and how cultures change. It shows how cultural identity and cultural differences are formed and how culture diversity is a fact of life. It also explains why in spite of diverse cultures commonly existing in one group there is usually a dominant culture that comes to the fore and is promoted by the leaders of the group. The essay closes with recommendations for Continue Reading...

Diversity and Cultural Assessment

.....leader is someone that has confidence, enthusiasm, and vision. Many leaders exist in the world. However, most leaders can only lead well at home. Global leaders transcend cultural diversity and differences and provide effective leadership behaviors within any context. This is because they are aware of the key differences cultures have and can group them in such a way that allows for easier understanding and successful strategy implementation. Because cultural style can dictate the ethical perception of a leader in terms of authority, power, and influence, this paper will focus on diversity and ethical decision-making and its influences on… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

important trait in the organizational world today. With organizations encountering increasingly complex situations, leaders have a role to successfully steer their organizations through those situations. They must properly influence and guide their followers in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives (Bateman, Snell & Konopaske, 2016). Leadership ability is particularly important in military organizations. The security environment has become ever more challenging, warranting even more effective leadership (Laver, 2008). Military organizations now grapple with challenges such as craftier enemies, international terrorism, increased incidence of natural disasters, and reduced budgetary allocations. Internally, military organizations face challenges relating to issues such… Continue Reading...

Military Management and the Agency Problem

bureaucratic relationship that typically exists with Congressional oversight (Petrina, 2005). In some ways, military leaders or principals are even more accountable to the agents than in the corporate world due to formalized chains of command. Some, but not all, corporations have formalized chains of command and are almost as hierarchal and bureaucratic as the military. Both the military and the corporate sector have the "extensive division of labor and specialization" that can cause agency problems to begin with (Besley & Ghatak, 2014, p. 1). Therefore, the similarities between the two organizations and their respective agency problems can be more… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

Abstract General James Mattis is one of the prominent military leaders and highly successful in his 40 years of service. This paper examines how General Mattis’ utilized strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities that are comparable to those of past Maverick leaders. The analysis also demonstrates how General James Mattis adapted these strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities to work in the contemporary operating environment. As part of this analysis, a discussion of the moral and ethical compass of General James Mattis is also included. As shown in the paper, the strategies utilized by Mattis include intellectual risk-taking and people-centered… Continue Reading...

Servant Leadership Style and Leadership Philosophy

or objective (Northouse, 2013). A leader offers guidance, direction, and motivation. Different leaders use different styles to influence their followers. For instance, some prefer making all the decisions by themselves, while others give their followers decision making authority. Leadership style basically constitutes what is known as leadership philosophy – the set of values, beliefs, attitudes, and principles that form the basis of a leader’s behaviour or approach to leadership (Kouzes, Posner & Biech, 2010). Leadership philosophy is what a leader stands for, what a leader believes in, or what makes one leader different from another. It is important to… Continue Reading...

Strategies to Enhance Patient Satisfaction

environments, addressing the different leadership challenges also facilitates organizational change behavior. The leaders must be at the center of the change process by acknowledging that ED overcrowding is a system-wide issue that requires an all-encompassing approach and consistently reminds the team that patient flow remains a priority (Schoenenberger et al., 2016). By developing policies and procedures that reduce the waiting time and length of stay in the emergency department, the healthcare system design is supported, and the processes are improved. Subsequently, patient and employee satisfaction is guaranteed besides the enhancement of a stress-free and patient-centered workplace culture. References Kamal,… Continue Reading...

Exemplary Leadership Practices in Modern Organizations

towards enhancing teaching practice and the nature of the learning environment. Educational leaders in today’s learning environment are faced with the need to improve their leadership skills in order to enhance their effectiveness in shaping pedagogy for educators. The development of leadership skills by educational leaders requires the application of leadership principles for the 21st Century. James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner published a book entitled The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, which provides important leadership skills that can be utilized by modern educational leaders. Overview and Summary of the Authors’ Main Points… Continue Reading...

Mitigating Burnout with Leadership

of this occurrence. I also agree with the author regarding what is at stake in doing so. leaders must succeed in this endeavor to maintain successful organizations and sustain the employees which are required for them. References Hockaday, M. S. (2017). “Trauma leadership strategies to prevent and reduce burnout in urban academic centers.” Journal of Trauma Nursing. 24(6): 345-350.   Continue Reading...

Leadership Practice and Student Success

of leadership practice. Similarly, the learner outcomes component includes numerous measures as well (New leaders, 2012). Whilst there's substantial debate concerning the “right” weights for the two elements (and modest research-centered proof to aid a specific group of weights), one can assume that outcomes and practice are equally essential and that success ought to be according to advancement and efficiency in the two fields. So, one can suggest a well-balanced strategy (New leaders, 2012). Leadership Practice Leadership practice includes the measures that principals use to generate improved student results. One can identify these measures in 5 areas, or specifications:… Continue Reading...

Leadership

it generally does and should exist with all good leaders. That subject will be covered with more depth in just a second. In any event, it is very useful and timely for good leaders to take note of the failures of other leaders. Those failures can serve as an example of what to do, what not to do, why one way is better than another and so on. Further, these lessons come at much less expense and pain than if the lesson were personal and acute in nature. For example, the lesson of evolving and changing with the times… Continue Reading...

How Organizational Behavior Impacts Health Care

and, as Schyns and Schilling (2013) have shown, the less effective an organization’s leaders are, the less likely the organizational behavior of the workplace is to be productive, functional, and oriented towards achieving the organization’s vision and aims. This paper will discuss the applicability of organizational behavior to healthcare organizations and show why it is essential to focus on organizational behavior in order to maximize the potential of healthcare organizations. Why Organizational Behavior Organizational behavior may be said to be a reflection of an organization’s structure, policies, culture and leadership. The relationship between organizational behavior and organizational culture, however,… Continue Reading...

Anne Mulcahy Leadership Style

research and development (Donlon, 2008), which is one of the best ways that leaders can overcome challenges (Schermerhorn & Uhl-Bien, 2014). Most importantly I picked Mulcahy because she was able to save Xerox from going over the edge and drowning in a sea of debts. For nearly a decade, Mulcahy held the CEO position at Xerox. In 2009, she retired from the firm. This paper will discuss her leadership style and leadership attributes that can be effective in today’s business environment. The leadership theory that best describes Mulcahy’s approach to leading people is authentic leadership theory, which posits that… Continue Reading...

Morals and Ethics in Nursing

quality care is being achieved. Ethical Framework The utilitarian ethical framework can be used by leaders to help identify the common good that a community should pursue before individual self-interest (Mill, 1859). This is also known as a practical approach to ethics. The ethical standards and principles that are used to guide and teach people to be moral are rooted in this concept of one doing good so that the whole of one’s community benefits rather than any single one individual of the good of the rest of the community. It is a concept that allows people to recognize that there… Continue Reading...

Teamwork Training Theme and Leadership

tools and programs proposed in this paper seek to help leaders and their teams to overcome common challenges in team operations, even as they discover solutions for success. The areas discussed in this paper span how to improve communication, maximizing resources, utilizing the creativity resource among team members, enhancing team alignment, embracing change positively and how to handle and overcome resistance. A well bonded team is a resilient, tough and productive machine. The list of the practices highlighted below are meant to help intact teams, mixed groups and cross-functional teams and individuals achieve high performance in the organization I… Continue Reading...

Organizational Behavior

(as represented by management) were manifested. Employee Behavior and Organizational Behavior As Schyns and Schilling (2013) note, bad leaders and managers are individuals who do not take an interest in their employees or who do not engage with them on civil or sympathetic terms. They lack empathy, integrity or interest in their work. They bring negative stimuli to the workplace instead of positive stimuli. The effect of their influences is that workers become discouraged and resentful and can even sometimes go out of their way to sabotage the productivity of the organization. Schyns and Schilling (2013) thus show that managers and… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

the strategy. Values must also be real, and must reflect actual behaviour, especially among the organization's leaders (Schulman, 2006). The Company’s values guide its every action. A summary of the core values includes · Quality: we do well what we have to do · Collaboration: take advantage of the collective genius · Accountability: it starts with me · Diversity: remain as inclusive as the brands we produce · Passion: heart and mind commitment · Integrity: remain real · Leadership: shape a brighter future Management and decision-making efficiency remains a central focus for Coca Cola. The structure of leadership is… Continue Reading...

Things Fall Apart Novel Analysis

of Okonkwo’s behavior, which might cause meaningful change in the traits people value in their leaders. The leadership style Okonkwo represents is authoritarian and militaristic, derived from what he believes represents the masculine ideal. Okonkwo’s idea of masculinity is completely warped, based on both a neurotic preoccupation with his father and also misplaced ideals of a community leader’s role and responsibility. Okonkwo is primarily motivated by intense hatred of his father, embarrassment that his father did not live up to the masculine ideal of being powerful. Instead of forgiving his father and simply being determined to be a better… Continue Reading...

Allyship Community Education and Leadership

Lechtenberger, et al (2017) note that the majority of public schools in America experience violent incidents, and that educational leaders and administrators need evidence-based policies and practices in place to better respond to minimize or mitigate conflict. Based on prior literature, the conflict resolution strategies educators can adopt include defining desired outcomes, trusting in the process, and identifying guiding principles. Many of the twenty suggestions offered in this article overlap with one another, and thus can be distilled into a more simplified framework that educational leaders and administrators can use to manage conflict in their schools. Violence is often… Continue Reading...

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

it is important to have a deep understanding and personal sense of the Professional Standards for Educational leaders (PSEL). This paper will examine PSEL’s Standards 1-10, summarize each standard and describe my role in relation to each standard. Standard 1: Mission, Vision, and Core Values This standard holds that effective educational leaders create, promote and embody and mission, vision and core set of values that can be shared by all stakeholders within the educational system. As I do not have a great deal of experience in creating such a vision, this is one standard that I need improvement in.… Continue Reading...

Hawaiian Education Pedagogy and Critical Pedagogy

and hard to clarify and justify her response. When similar incidents arise on campus, leaders need to work together and consider the big picture issues: listening closely to the grievances and responding in ways that are proactive in fulfilling ultimate goals of harmony. White privilege and institutionalized racism often proceed unchallenged because these are by definition unconscious patterns. When people of color challenge the status quo, the people in positions of power feel threatened and react aggressively as in Trask’s example. It is important to engage all members of campus in an ongoing dialogue, continually uncovering ways that students… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Education and Theory Bible

leadership. The leader—whether serving as mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, or broker—works to empower all stakeholders. Too often, leaders inadvertently or purposely strip power from the primary parties in order to impose an artificial peace. Conflict resolution strategies that do not include transformational leadership are almost always destined to fail because the parties will not perceive the terms as being legitimate. Human needs theory also shows that conflict resolution strategies that do not empower each party will also fail to fulfill the fundamental needs that were not being met in the first place. Moreover, conflict transformation encourages the kind of compassionate… Continue Reading...