Belden_Bestofunit8 - My Perspective: Question 1: The areas...

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My Perspective: Question 1: The areas that I need the most development are: Overcoming team conflict & stress Addressing dysfunctional team relationships These are all areas that must be improved if I am to become the best possible manager that I can be. I would think that team conflict and dysfunctional team relationships play into one another, if there is conflict than a team can become dysfunctional. Preventing dysfunction is the job of the manager. As a good manager I have attempted to prevent conflict, but when conflict arises I am not very good at dealing with the person that caused the conflict. I do my best to avoid conflict, but when it arises I dread having to talk to the person that caused it. I will do anything to avoid a face to face confrontation even emailing them my concerns. I know that this is not the right way to deal with this. Question number 2: Most experts say that there is a big difference between a leader and a manager. You can be a manager and not a leader. I have experienced managers who are not leaders. They can do their job but do not really try to motivate their team. To me the two should be synonymous. Of course you can be a manager without being a leader, but that doesn’t mean that you should. Managing processes is one thing, but managing people is a whole different thing. A leader should work with their staff to ensure that they are the best that they can be. My view on management is the same as the beginning posts, here is a quote from week 3’s post “When I manage people I like to push them to be the best that they can be. I will not step in and tell someone how they should do something unless I notice that it is taking them longer than it should. I will not say “this is how you should perform this task” I will gently nudge them and say “how about we try it this way”. By suggesting instead of pushing someone to do something you give them the power to improve their situation. I like to use the old adage from the bible of “if you give someone a fish they will eat for day, teach them to fish and they will eat for a lifetime”. Giving someone the power and teaching them instead of demanding that they must do it this way, enables them to take your idea and make it their own”. Support from Readings and Outside References Question 1: The area that I need the most work in is overcoming team conflict and stress. I have found three websites that show a manager how to overcome conflict and deal with the stress of being a manager. Website number 1: http://helpguide.org/mental/eq8_conflict_resolution.htm This website is a non-profit help guide with many different topics. Although it is not directly related to business, it can help a manager understand different personalities and how to work with them to prevent conflict. The following paragraph states that, “Conflict is a normal and necessary part of healthy
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course BUSINESS mgmt taught by Professor Bruehlman during the Fall '12 term at Chadron State College.

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