Answer: Sense of purpose: Successful leaders must know who they are, where they fit in, and how their contributions made the organization successful. Self-discipline: Self-discipline is how leaders set an example of handling pressures and problems with a positive attitude. It involves the avoidance of negative self-indulgence, counterproductive responses, and inappropriate displays of emotion. Honesty: Leaders must be able to be depended upon. They need to be forthright, honest, and open.
Credibility: This is established by conforming to expected standards, setting a positive example, and being consistent, impartial, fair, and knowledgeable during human interaction. Common sense: Leaders that build respect have common sense. Stamina: Leaders must be healthy, have high energy, and endurance. Commitment: Leaders that build respect must be committed to their co-workers, goals of the organization, and professional and personal developments. Steadfastness: Leaders that build respect will stay the course even when it gets tough because they have great steadfast. 10. Explain the pitfalls that can undermine followership. Answer: Trying to be a buddy: It’s important to have a good relationship with employees, but not to be all buddy-buddy with them. Having an intimate relationship with an employee: Leaders should NEVER casually or seriously date any employees. Trying to keep things the same when supervising former peers: Leaders need to change the relationship when supervising former peers 11. List the strategies leaders can use to play a positive role in facilitating change. Answer: An attitude that reflects “we are in this together” should be promoted Change is not driven by management, but market forces, and everyone needs to understand that. When planning and implementing change, everyone who is affected should be involved. 12. Explain what organizations must do to respond effectively to change. Answer: Organizations can use trust-building strategies like being consistent, being equitable, pitching in and helping, and taking the blame but sharing the credit.
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