Strategy for Future Leaders Essay

2712 Words Nov 7th, 2012 11 Pages
| BP2296 – Strategy for future leaders | | Student Number: 091878058 |

Leader or Team driver | (2,300 words) |

Introduction
In this essay I am going to evaluate and analyse my management philosophy and my leadership style based on a number of theories, concentrating on the management typology. The main types of management that define my way of leading are people management and governance management.
My management philosophy
People management consist on prioritising and considering workers, people as the most important resource, as nothing could be achieved without them (Bratton & Gold, 2007). This manner of putting things is persisting with my point of view as I give a lot of importance to the inclusion and wellbeing of the
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And more than a way of controlling activities, it is a guide that organisations should follow (Solomon, 2007). This is exactly what I tried to do; I guided and supported people in their tasks to do their best as we were under pressure to perform as the rest of students in our year expected. Issues as finding a proper salon to host the prom, or agreeing on what extra things we could put into place such a free bar taking into account a strict budget challenged my leadership style and management skills.
This project was quite delicate, as in one hand strict rules and budget were put into place by the school itself, and no arguing could be done about it. And, on the other hand there were high demands and expectations from the final year students, so I had the pressure not to deceive them and find the balance between trying to please everyone and sticking to the budget. One of the theories that can illustrate my leadership in this experience and explain the relationship I created with the members of the team also in charge of the event is the LMX theory, Leader-Member Exchange (Graen, Hui & Taylor, 2006). With the students I lead I developed a good relationship, even turning to friendships as the organisation of the event developed. This theory sustains that if the leader develops a good relationship with its followers it has a positive impact on a number of outcomes such as productiveness and higher satisfaction compared with having little
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