管理学论文代写,Reflection Journal 反射日志

发表于:2022-08-17 17:39:22 范文

In addition to this, other aspects that I consider critical in relation to leadership regards how I learn as well as the kind of environment that I am able to work best in. To begin I find it easier to learn by doing rather than learning by talking. In other words, I have realised that I am able to easily internalise and better understand concepts by doing rather than by talking or simply listening. Speaking from this point of view, I often find myself using practical examples whenever engaged in group work. In reference to Marsick and Watkins (2015), people who learn by doing often prefer experimenting with the subject matter through trial-and-error experimentation. In this case, by doing something, such people are able to distinguish what works and what does not work and as such, internalise the knowledge and insights gained from the learning process. For instance in my case, whereas I have been taught on numerous occasions on how to write business reports, I found out that it was easier for me to understand how to write reports by actually writing them rather than just listening and reading about different concepts of report writing. With regard to work environment, I find it easier to work in a less stressful environment. In this case, I value proper planning of activities and following specific processes rather than just working on sporadic activities that puts pressure on me. Therefore, as a leader, I think being proactive is one of my critical strengths rather than being reactive to situations.


Apart from my strengths and how I perform in relation to leadership, I have a number of values that inform and shape my involvement in leadership. To begin with, one of the core values that shape and inform my involvement in leadership is trust. From my personal point of view, I think as a leader, it is difficult to lead and influence people without the element of trust. In this case, as a leader, I think I need to trust the people I am leader while on the other hand, the people I am leading needs also to trust me. In their analysis on the element of trust as a value in organisations, Caldwell and Dixon (2010) argue that the prerequisite to empowering employees within an organization begins with establishing trust both among employees as well as between the leadership and employees. With this in mind, trust shapes my involvement in leadership in the sense that it creates a platform for me to seek to establish relationship between different entities within a group or a team as a way to create trust and as such, empower each other. For instance, during the forming stage of a groups during the course, I often encourage the group or team members to seek to know each other, thus breaking the ice between them, enhancing trust, and as such, creating a platform to enhance our performance levels. I also found out that I was unwilling to take leadership roles in teams or groups that members had little trust towards each other.


Similarly, I value the aspect that every person is important irrespective of their status, background, race or personality traits among other factors. Therefore, I think every person has a role to play in society and as such, each needs to be given a chance to play such roles. With this in mind, the aspect of valuing each person as important has enable me to focus on creating a platform as a leader for each person to make contributions whenever we are involved in team or group work. In addition to this, by valuing every person in my life, I have found that it is easier to interact with people from different backgrounds and personalities as a leader, without forming biased perceptions towards them. This aspect is emphasized by Cheruvelil et al. (2014) who observe that highly productive and effective teams are nurtured when diversity in emphasised and effectively fostered in such teams. Furthermore, Han, Jian and Brass (2014) reiterate that teams that promote diversity in the interactions of their members have strong knowledge generation and management foundations and as a result, they had enhanced creativity levels as compared to teams that undermined diversity in their team member interactions. With this in mind, I think as a leader, I am able to effectively work in a diverse work environment.