Week Three Team Assignment
Collaborative Conversation and Worksheet
July 14, 2014
What leadership theories and styles do you see in the videos? Alton
These two videos show team A what it is like to have a leader do what they can to control a given situation and stay focused. The leadership styles we see mainly in the two videos are the assigned leader role in the form of the two mediators, or the heads of each table setting. Team A believes that the trait theory of leadership is in play here as the politics in sociology video shows a leader that is very comfortable, focused, level headed, and seemingly natural guiding everyone. In the planning a playground video the leader also seemed comfortable in his role but was not as assertive as the previous video. The behavioral theory is also present in both videos as the teams were encouraged to communicate openly on the topics. We as a team feel as though both videos show us some effective leadership styles as well as some not so effective. We have gained a vision of how effective leadership can promote progress and eventually success.
Were there any leadership strategies you identified? What would have been a helpful strategy in these videos? Frank
In the Politics and Sociology video, we felt as though one of the main strategies was getting the teacher who taught his course for over 20 years, to accept necessary changes to bring up the students attendance. The goal of this meeting was to increase student attendance by eliminating some courses with low attendance. Our team thinks the strategy that would have been helpful in this meeting is if they had a plan in front of them to show the experienced teacher new changes that would have included him and his course so he would not have felt like he was being targeted.
The “Planning a Playground” video strategies were that each team member trying to make the others feel comfortable with their ideas and thoughts....