What do you consider your own strengths and weaknesses for a leadership position?



Leadership in Organizations – Week #4 Questions

1.       What do you consider your own strengths and weaknesses for a leadership position?


2.       How might a leader deal with a subordinate who is perpetually rude, insensitive, and disrespectful to others?


3.       Why is it so hard for people to change their assumptions? Discuss specific reasons why leaders need to be aware of their mental models.


4.       Consider your followership habits and style, as well as what you expect from your leader. Discuss the following questions in your post:

As a leader, what would you want most from followers?

As a follower, what would you want most from your leader?

How do these differ?

               How are they the same?



5.       Discuss the stages of team development. As the leader of a virtual team, how would you facilitate the team's development through each stage?


6.       Lord Acton, a British historian of the late 19th century, said that, "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely," suggesting that a person's sense of morality lessens as his or her power increases. Discuss this idea.


Do you agree that power corrupts? Can you provide an example?

Considering this idea, is it ethical for leaders to try to increase their power?


7.       A management consultant said that strategic leaders are concerned with vision and mission, while strategic managers are concerned with strategy. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with this statement.


8.       Is the world really changing faster today, or do people just assume so?


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