Leadership is difficult to define. Leadership is a concept that probably carries many different reactions with many different kinds of people. However, we all feel we know good leadership when we see it, and we can often tell when good leadership is missing by the way a team or organization struggles without it. Ask yourself, Are you willing to do absolutely anything for the common good for your employer, your teammate, your family, your friend?
| 1. Complete the Teamwork section of the course of study. 2. Schedule and conduct first team meeting (Note: Detailed instructions for scheduling the first team meeting can be found in the course of study.) 3. Complete the Team Contract and have team leader submit to
In the changing business environment, leaders of all organisations may face unprecedented uncertainty, especially the technology advancement and changes among the employees. To survive and succeed, leaders should have some necessary attributes. Meanwhile, some changes for leadership skills have to be made to confront the challenges.
Ultimately these factors would result in my behaviour being that of an affiliative and democratic style of leadership. It is also possible that a coaching style my also become apparent, where the factor is that of a personal situation.
Of course all leaders also have areas for improvement, or developmental areas. After all of the positive aspects of Mr. Koterba’s leadership already mentioned above, it seems strange to suggest that the same man so involved and personal invested in his job would have the biggest developmental need of being more hands on as a coach. Maybe saying Mr. Koterba was hands off is not the right term, perhaps using a term from the book, laissez-faire, would be more appropriate. As I mentioned Mr. Koterba spent countless hours planning and helping to put his athletes in the best position to succeed. However, what it came down to it he gave everyone the control of their own destinies. What I mean by that is that he was never one of those coaches who looked
The idea of a regional hegemony goes together with two key elements. The first one is the assumption of inexistence of peer competitors, which means that the power aiming to become “great” will prevent the formation of other great powers in other geographical regions and will do whatever is required to impede other countries to duplicate its feat. The second key element that distinguishes regional hegemony is the incitement of competition; this type of conduct consists in keeping the other regions separated in several
“South Africa cannot escape its African destiny. If we do not devote our energies to this continent, we too could fall victim to the forces that have brought ruin to its various parts” (Mandela, 1993: 89). The South African government, after the apartheid regime, made African issues one of the pillars of its foreign policy. The government committed itself to Africa because of various reasons, however, the most obvious reason is that the country wants to show loyalty to African States who played a hand in the liberation struggle. The areas of engagement South Africa has set out for itself in the Africa-mission are the following: “the encouragement of cultural exchange; the emancipation of African women from
A significant part of effective leadership is the close connection between the leader and the follower, which often determines the success of the leader’s mission. Unfortunately, this leader-follower relationship cannot be created according to some simple formula. Without inspiration, involvement, and encouragement from both participants, the relationship suffers. Leaders, in particular, must give an extra effort to reach out to followers in order to initiate and develop this alliance that is so critical to the achievement of goals. Young leaders of today face special challenges as they try to communicate and interact with their followers and potential followers. As a result of the changes that
Nigeria and South Africa are two of the largest countries in Africa. These countries are very diverse with rich in cultures and and strong resources that would make any country great. However, these countries apparent strengths are what is dooming these nations. Nigeria’s rich and diverse culture is cause much tension between different regions in the nation as there is dispute over which culture has the right to the country’s resources. While most of the money coming from the south, and the power and military strength is based in the north, the tension between the two worlds continues to collide and cause constant uproars. Leaders of the nation are corrupt and are stealing the revenue made from oil and other exports. South Africa is in a similar situation as the legacy of white lead settler rule is causing much tension between the white and the black today. Whites control much of the businesses and productivity in the country while the black South Africans work for the whites. This causes much tensions between to two groups as there is little room for class mobility. Corruption is also apparent here as the South African government is often bought by the rich and steals much of the profit from the resources which depletes funds that are supposed to be used for the population. This is what Stephen Chan and John Campbell say that sustainable economic growth has eluded the two countries and will continue to hinder economic
A game changer in the society of South Africa, Nelson Mandela said: “There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, and discharge in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.” (Mandela) The article in question mirrors this quote. Thinking about leadership, it is normal to think about how a leader emerges, possessions that a person can do to gain leadership skills, and models that will aid companies to find the right leader to bring the company in the next direction. All of these practices hold true in the scholastic norm of higher education. However, how do scholars react to new leadership theories? This question is even more important when a new term is brought to into the leadership realm of theories and practice. The name is Flock Leadership. When this article appeared, the thinking about the concept centered around the natural leader follower dynamic of geese and other flock birds that are seen on a daily basis. However, after exploring the context of the paper, a new thought emerged. In this paper, there will be an exploration of Flock Leadership, and how it could apply to everyday leadership. Along with the comparison of Flock Leadership of Adaptive Leadership.
Leadership is when a person in charged where others look up to you. You have responsibilities that others do not. Being a leader is a big responsibility in itself and leaders take in account responsibility for their actions. You cannot be a great leader if you do not know how to communicate. You must be able to communicate with your teammates and get them on the same page. Leadership is the ability to get a group to come as one. Leaders see the “big picture.” Being a great leader is someone who is trustworthy, respectful, responsible, honest. Someone who knows others are watching therefore they live as a prototype of what is acceptable. They know they are a role model for others and must not act any other way. Prime example to great leaders that have been noticed are Olivia Pope from ABC drama, Scandal and Jay Gruden, the head football coach for the Washington Redskins.
Do you regard South Africa as a hegemon in its relations with the rest of SADC region? Relate your answer from a specific ideological perspective AND identify the applicable International Relations theory present in your answer.
In 1993 Nelson Mandela defined the issue of human rights, respect for diversity, cooperation in regional construction, infrastructure and resource development projects, concerns and interest of the continent of Africa to be the pillars of the foreign policy of South Africa (Mandela 1993). The essay will define what mediation is, what the peace process phases, will briefly describe the essence of the Tutsi-Hutu conflict in Burundi, will demonstrate how South Africa fulfilled its taken ‘obligations’ in the Burundi peace mission from 1999-2005 as a mediator, and will conclude when the mediation can be considered successful.
Foreign policy involves the goals, strategies, measures, understanding, agreements, directives and rules in which national governments conduct international relations with each other as well as international organisations and non-governmental actors. South Africa 's post-apartheid foreign policy vision has become prosperous, peaceful, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and united which contributes to the world that is equitable. This essay will discuss the transition to democracy and how the different heads have contributed to foreign policy since 1994 using the state and individual levels of analysis. This will be done with the following headings; heads of government contribution during the transition of democracy including individual level and state level of analysis.