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Unformatted text preview: MGMT 3030-003 Bennis Key Learnings a. Chapter 1 i. Leaders are responsible for the effectiveness of the organization 1. This key learning tells us that the leaders are the people who make the organization happen. This doesnt necessarily have to be any of the executive positions. The leader of the organization doesnt have to be the president, but could be a simple member of the group. These are the types of people that keep the focus and make sure that objectives are accomplished in a timely matter. The leaders are the life line of any group and these people make sure that the group retains its legitimacy and knows what must be done to achieve their set goals. 2. This key learning is especially relevant to be due to an organization that I was involved in during my sophomore year. I served as the vice president of the National Residence Hall Honorary, a group of students who recognize other students for their positive involvement in their respective communities. Last year, one freshman member attended our meetings, even though she couldnt vote. She kept us on track when we were getting off topic and made sure that every meeting was a worthwhile meeting. In the end, the executive board decided to give her the award for best member of the year even though she couldnt vote and wasnt holding an executive position. ii. Listening to your inner voice 1. This key learning tells us to listen to what is purest and truest to us. Chapter one tells us that when we ignore your own thoughts, they come back to us from others. It was tells us to listen to that inner voice and to go with it. There will be something divine about it and it will always be right. Chapter one also tells us that listening to your inner voice is one of the most important lessons of leadership. We have to learn to stop depend on other people and follow your true voice. 2. This concept reminds me of a situation I had when I was a freshman in high school. I was shopping for Christmas gifts with my friend and when we entered the sporting goods store, I saw him pocket some athletic shorts in his backpack. I looked at him questioningly, but moved on. When we got back to his house, I debated on whether to bring this issue or not. After a good hour of contemplating this, I confronted him. I told him that I was disappointed and told him not to steal again. He looked at me into my eyes and understood me. I was relieved because he seemed genuine at the time and ever since that event, he doesnt have the urge to steal anymore. Had I not listened to my inner voice, he would have continued to steal, but in the end I was glad that I did, because he seems to be a bigger man ever since that day....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course BCOR 1020 taught by Professor Liang,fang during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.
- Spring '07