effectively prioritizing my tasks and it truly creates issues and often makes

Effectively prioritizing my tasks and it truly

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effectively prioritizing my tasks and it truly creates issues and often makes me feel anxiety. I worry that my bad organizational skills would cause me to get behind on deadlines and cause my team to look bad. Organization is imperative when it comes to being a leader and running a team because they look to you for the support and guidance and expect you to be able to lead the team effectively, especially during times of crisis (Cameron & Green, 2017). As I’ve stated before, under the Transformational Leadership Theory a leader teaches by doing and if I’m all over the place because my organization skills are bad, I’m going to lose the attention of the members in my group. My members need a leader who can show them how important it is to be organized so if I’m not practicing this skill, I’m obviously not able to teach its importance to them and being organized is crucial to being an effective leader. B3_Recommended Items of Improvement: Empathy: When it comes to Transformational Leadership Theory, empathy is a good trait to have because under this theory it’s important to be able to relate to your team, but as I’ve mentioned, it can also be a weakness. Although it’s good to be empathetic, it’s important that I not be taken advantage of. It’s possible to be understanding of one’s situation without giving them too much leniency. In order to correct this, I need to be sure that my team knows up front what I expect, what I will not
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Managing Organizations and Leading People 9 tolerate, and what is negotiable when it comes to special circumstances. I need to learn to be firmer and stick to my policies and be sure that everyone is treated equally, and each situation is treated respectfully and privately. This can include anything from requested time off work to the percentage of work that is expected of someone. I need to be empathetic but still be firm. Attending workshops on this may prove to be helpful as well, which can teach me how to properly empathize with my members, which will align perfectly with this leadership theory as one of it’s main components is being able to relate and connect with the emotions, goals, and values of your team. Fear of Decision Making: Under the transformational leadership theory one must be able to make clear and informed decisions in order to set a proper example for their team. Because the team relies on me for my guidance when it comes to decision making, I need to learn to control my fear and other emotions. Maybe my fear is a result of uncertainty, maybe it’s fear of being wrong and reprimanded for my poor choices or maybe it’s fear of making someone upset or unhappy with me. Whatever the reason, I need to remove my feelings when making a decision and look simply at the facts in order to see the bigger picture and the probable outcome of each choice (Kase, 2017). Use logic and reason to reach a decision and chances are that I won’t stress over my choice. Bad Organization: Under the theory of Transformational Leadership, a leader motivates and inspires their team to deliver a vision.
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