Leadership Challenge

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Trust and Employee Empowerment My Personal Leadership Challenge Prepared For: Dr. Carolin Rekar Munro, CHRP, CTDP TRMN 501- Individual Assignment #1 Prepared by: Ivan Mansanet Date: February 10, 2013 Table of Contents Table of contents………………………………………………………………………………….2 Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………….3 The band aid effect: background of Rockwater Resort…………………………………...............4 Lead by example & Employee Empowerment: my personal challenge ...……....……………….4…show more content…
Employees will stay with the organization and do their job because they need a paycheck, but that’s all. If I set up myself as an example, and I am able to show confidence and control of my actions, I can set up trust. Kouzes & Posner (2002) states that self-disclosure is one way to go (p.2/5). Letting your team know what you stand for, what you value and what you want and hope will certainly help to win that trust back. Conclusion As discussed in the introduction, the first place to look for leadership is in you. You as a leader are the reflection of your actions, and leading by example will encourage employees to follow your actions and commitments. Trust as stated by Kouzes & Posner (2002, p.1/5) is at the heart of collaboration. Without trust you cannot lead, as individuals who are unable to trust others fail to become leaders, because they can’t bear to be dependent on the words and work of others. To counter this challenge, I am trying to learn to trust people and follow my personal values and beliefs. I realize that creating a climate of trust, letting people taking control of the situations, allows them to contribute more into their job and increase the collaboration within the team. Kouzes & Posner (2002) states that to become a credible leader you have to learn to express yourself in ways that are uniquely your own (p.5/6), as you cannot lead thorough someone else’s values. Self-directed teams will be a change that works for an
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