Leadership – SAT2
Western Governor’s University
Leadership is defined as the ability to inspire and stimulate others to achieve worthwhile goals (Dubrin, 2010, p.3). Leadership style is the manner and approach of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people, this concept was influenced by Kurt Lewin and a group of researchers (The Performance Juxtapostion, 1995).
The result that I obtained from the “Leadership Styles Simulation,” defines my leadership style as being a delegator, also know as laissez-faire leadership. This leadership style is defined as being a unstructured leader the gives subordinates direct decision-making responsibilities therefore allowing employees to be empowered (Allbusiness, 1999). The results somewhat fits my personality and approach on resolving issues and concerns. I think that a successful unit is composed of a group of dedicated, experienced and motivated individuals willing to sacrifice to ensure a great result.
Strengths of being a delegator
Being a leader that delegate projects is only effective in situations where all participants are highly skilled and capable of staying on task when working alone. Having an environment where tasks are delegated would appeal to the emotional being of each contributor, allowing one to feel like an equally qualified participant in the work environment. It also removes the perception of being micro-managed, therefore creating a comfortable work place.
Weaknesses of being a delegator
Being a leader that delegates duties is not effective if some or all participants in the team lack the ability to manage time or is missing a certain level of expertise and knowledge needed to complete an assigned task. The result of having inefficient members in a team includes going off track from an initial project, missing deadlines and misinterpretation of a particular task, hence a poor outcome.
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