Practice Of Leadership Within Teams Alignment Discussion
People often agree on leadership principles. Unfortunately, the consistent practice of leadership within teams is often missing, which leads to many challenges, such as stress and work–life balance.
Explore the organization in which you currently work or a prior work experience.
Select 2 leaders in the organization (ideally, top leaders who have an influence over team design). Then, complete the following:
Reflect on the level of alignment between the leaders’ words and their past practices and decisions.
Discuss how the influence of that alignment (or lack thereof) affects the team.
Review your peers’ responses, and contribute your thoughts on leadership. Your reading and follow-up response to a fellow student’s discussion reply should not be a general acceptance of his or her opinion; rather, it should be something that challenges the student to defend his or her stated response. Your response can also present an alternate idea or additional analysis.
To get you started, think about how this pertains to your work, sports, church, or school history. If none of these apply, think of how leadership works in your family structure. Take those experiences and apply them to how they will pertain to leaders who have influence over team design. Have their actions aligned with their words? How did this influence you and the team?
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Discussion Board Reminders:
Must have three posts: A main post and two replies to peers.
First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
Connect to content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.