Leadership Qualities- I Am a Leader

Leadership Qualities- I Am a Leader

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  • Date Submitted: 05/17/2010 2:26 PM
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According to the questionnaire in chapter 15, I am a leader. This means that I have a motivation toward teamwork and wanting everyone to strive toward common goals. In addition, I like seeing fellow workers grow and develop into successful employees. I am considered a self starter with the ability to encourage others through patience. According to leader definition in chapter 15, I also can be too patient on workers who performance may lag. Therefore, some of my judgments could be affected by becoming emotionally involved in situations.
The topic I chose from Appendix A as leader is improving productivity. Lack of productivity costs money affecting job security. Therefore, items like improving the productivity of workers, improving customer service, maintaining production quality and employee morale will have positive results on business goals. An effective leader in reference to productivity is grasping and documenting the baseline or current levels of productivity. This can be achieved by observing employees, asking for feedback, and reviewing performance reporting of workers. In addition, I must consider the employees, his or her job processes, and technology in facility as well as working environment that may be affecting productivity. My role as a leader should also be a good communicator, document team goals, and company expectations as well as outlining the desired future state of performance.
One key quality as a leader is motivating others through teamwork. A situation that can arise from this trait is experiencing the urge to demonstrate the job instead of giving supportive direction. This may have to do with wanting the job complete versus teaching fellow employees. Therefore, I must be mindful that developing team member skills requires a member to learn a task. When constantly completing jobs for members, he or she will rely heavily on the leader for every job process. At times a leader should take the approach of ‘backing off’ after...

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