effective did you find them in (a) teaching you techniques and (b) giving you practical strategies you could use? What could they do better? During my active military career, I was initially in the stage to where I had to learn how to be an effective follower to remotely be an effective leader. As a E1 to an E3 (the ranking and pay grade for the military) I was in the position of ‘followership’, but once I hit E4 (and so forth) I was conditioned to learn from a leadership perspective. I did find the development between followership and leadership effective because it gave me experience in seeing both perspectives and applying the knowledge acquired to the best of my abilities with effective/productive results. 12-2: What are some potential negatives of using Buckingham’s approach to leadership development? Flexibility may be an issue and time is of the essence when a company is trying to make money with long- and short-term projects. If a person isn’t overall flexible due to out of control circumstances. That is where management has to revise with alternative solutions. 12-3: Would you suggest applying Buckingham’s steps to your organization? Why or why not? I think the Buckingham’s step are great to use within an organization. Knowing a person’s strengths and weaknesses in order to motivate growth will cause a domino effect of positive outcome. Increasing the cohesiveness within the business employees/employers can be seen strengthened.
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