Leadership Tools and Being Fair Essay

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.....efficacy and standing as the basis of leadership styles. Those three prompts, in the order in which they will be discussed, are communication, task management and the driving of results and integrity and trustworthiness. While these items are collectively quite good in terms of being the basis of leadership styles, they should indeed be part of a wider collection of ideas and should not be left to stand on their own.



Communication



On its face, communication is a good thing to focus on and have as part of a leadership brand and system. At the same time, however, too much of any good thing can indeed be a bad thing. Indeed, meetings and reports should not be overly verbose and common. Emails should be done in a focused way and should not end up with people being inundated and blitzed with a ton of words. Going too far with communication can lead to people disengaging from the messages and this, of course, will lead to important things being missed. That would be why it is prudent and mindful to say that communication is important and should absolutely be part of any strong leader's methodology. However, the means, method, medium and message of the communication needs to be carefully crafted so that people get the information they need, the information is important and there is not a lot of extra fluff and substance that is either not necessary or that can wait for another day or time. At the same time, going too thin and lacking with communication is just as problematic, but for different reasons. Indeed, people do need to know what is going on, when it is going on and what they need to know. Information being disseminated in a way that is incomplete, untimely or otherwise problematic will obviously lead to the message not reaching the intended and/or nto reaching them in time. The people that are to receive and synthesize that message cannot and should not be held accountable for such a happenstance because it is not up to them to get that message out and drill it home.
Thus, leaders need to make sure to strike a balance and ensure that the "need to know" find out what they need to know but without a lot of wasted motion and information (Prolifics, 2016).



Task Management & Driving Results



Just as with communication, there is little argument (in general) against the idea of harnessing proper task management and the driving of desired results. However, there are indeed a few ways and methods that leaders use that are less than productive or realistic when it comes to all of that. First of all, there is the concept of "rose-colored glasses." Management or ownership may want or desire certain results, but they have to understand the realities as they truly exist rather than demanding or assuming that things will be done a certain way. For example, if a staffing situation is too lean and it is precluding the working people from getting their job done, that is a problem that leadership needs to be aware of and fix. It could very well be that the workers are not applying themselves properly and/or they are not organized in terms of their work. If that is a….....

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Mind Tools. (2016). Theory X and Theory Y: Understanding Team Member Motivation. Mindtools.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_74.htm

Prolifics. (2016). Workplace Communication: Too Much, Too Little, Just Enough - Prolifics. Prolifics.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from http://www.prolifics.com/blog/workplace-communication-too-much-too-little-just-enough

Roberts, D. (2016). Wells Fargo quietly hammers out class-action deal over sales scandal. charlotteobserver. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/banking/bank-watch-blog/article109736652.html

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