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trait of a leader. A manager’s job is to identify employees’ drives and needs and to channel their behavior toward task performance (Newstrom, 2015 p.117). Also the workforce is constantly evolving and shifting. One responsibility of a leader is that they need to realize that the primary and secondary needs of employees are also changing. Transformational leadership is defined as leadership that involves inspiring followers to commit to a shared vision and goals for an organization, by challenging them to be innovative and developing their own leadership capacity through coaching, mentoring, and provision of both challenge and support (Bass & Riggio, 2006). Root Cause: Traits The director of my school has many positive characteristics of a leader but her negative characteristics such as her personal integrity, personal drive, and authenticity out way them. I often feel she is not real and genuine during our conversations and doesn’t have a sense of ethics in the workplace. I often question her motivates and how honest she is, which is becoming dysfunctional for our organization and our employees performance. One common negative trait is narcissism, in which leaders become filled with their own importance, exaggerate their own achievements, seek out special factors, and exploit others for their personal gain (Newstrom, 2015, p.181. This has led her to disregard the rights of her employees, dismiss empathy in the workplace and fail to appreciate and take the time to understand the feelings we have. Impact: Lack of Motivation The impact of poor leadership has led to a lack of motivation in the workplace. Motivation requires discovering and understanding employee drive and needs, since it originates within an individual (Newstrom, 2015, p. 116). It is an employer’s responsibility to motivate their 13
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Running head: FINAL PROJECT: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS employees to motivate themselves. Motivation is a subject that concerns the employees and managers of any organization (Donmez, 2013). The fact that the organization motivates its employees ensures providing high-quality service (Aydin, 2011), which is something I don’t see often in my workplace. We no longer have certain motivational drives because of the cultural environment we are a part of. The effect of poor leadership is reaching an all time low and my manager urgently needed to make changes before conditions deteriorate even further. Improvement outcomes: Leadership In order to be an effect leader there is a variety of characteristics needed in order to successfully run a workplace and facilitate success. A struggle I feel my manager faces is adaptability. She needs to understand that mishaps are going to happen and it is the way she responds and handles them that makes her an effective leader. Being able to be flexible and adapt to changes makes for a less stressful environment not only on her but also on us as her employees. When we sense her frustration, it makes us all frustrated. Remaining composed in the presence of your employees is important in order to keep your employees focused. Therefore, when teachers call up front about an
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