BUS 660 WEEK 2 FORUM - PROFESSORMartinCain Readings ReadChapters:(pg.84131;5Power&Influence(p 135165;6Leadership&Values(p.166201

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  PROFESSOR Martin Cain     Readings Read Chapters:  4   Assessing Leadership and Measuring Its Effects (pg. 84-131;  5    (p.  135-165);  6   (p. 166-201  )   Leadership: Enhancing the lessons of experience  (6th  ed.).  New York, NY:  McGraw-Hill Irwin.  Discussions Leadership Potential Discuss the common measures, and best practices, in measuring leadership success. Propose one additional theory that you would utilize to evaluate the success, or competence, of a leader. Respond to two of your classmates’ postings. MY FORUM: Organizations hoping to appoint the best suited individuals for the appropriate posts face many challenges. Assessing leadership potential is fundamentally concerned with predicting who will or will not be an effective leader before they have been placed into a position (Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy, 2009, p. 95). Being able to appropriately and effectively determine leadership potential for an individual is based upon the assessment skills and techniques of the individual conducting the assessment. According to Hughes, Ginnett and Curphy (2009) some of the techniques that an organization can utilize to determining leadership potential and performance would be “…résumés, interviews, online tests, and work simulations” (p. 123). From a best practice standpoint, it is critical to conduct a job analysis before developing any personnel decision-making processes. The associated testing content to job content must correlate in order to ensure that the decisions are made on job-relevant characteristics. According to Hughes, Ginnett and Curphy (2009), “…almost all organizations use some type of performance appraisal system…” and measure the key objectives of the leader “…such as integrity, leadership, administrative skills, communication impact, and so forth” (pp. 109-110). An additional theory that one could utilize to evaluate the success or competence of a leader would be leadership theory. According to Hughes, Ginnett and Curphy (2009), theories “…are a collection of testable predictions about the relationships between certain variables” and “…are developed on the basis of observations, and their corresponding hypotheses are tested and refined by means of correlational and experimental studies” (pp. 123-124). I feel that the implementation of employee survey systems are an excellent way to measure the success of a leader as it provides confidential feedback from subordinates and reflects an insiders view of their leaders abilities. In addition, I would conduct an analysis of training, tasks and performance in order to define the areas most noted as leadership short falls. A measure of a leaders subordinate employees can give great insight as to if that individual is leading with success. FORUM POST #1
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BUS 660 WEEK 2 FORUM - PROFESSORMartinCain Readings ReadChapters:(pg.84131;5Power&Influence(p 135165;6Leadership&Values(p.166201

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