Leadership Styles And Motivation Paper

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship and correlation between a manager’s leadership style and their employees’ satisfaction and motivation as it relates to the material that we’ve covered in class. My supervisor at my co-op was not a manager of any sort, so for this paper I decided to interview my father, Phil. At first, he expressed a sense of reluctance to being interviewed because of his current dissatisfaction at work with his own manager, lack of confidence in his managerial skills, and overall burnout, or “a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment, which can occur among individuals who work with people in some capacity.” (Maslach & Jackson, 1981). I know …show more content…

The position peaked his interest, and he took a job there. With 20 years of experience at ConEd, Phil has learned about himself as a manager and has changed his management style over time. Phil’s main responsibility is the completion of ConEd’s annual audit plan, which consists of completing a certain number of audits by the end of each year, ensuring the paperwork for each audit are done correctly and completed by a certain deadline, and most importantly, making sure his team has a certain among of required training each year to complete the above tasks.
Phil manages 7 individuals, which he refers to as his team. A team is defined by “A distinguished set of two or more people: 1) who interact dynamically, interdependently, and adaptively toward a common and valued goal, object, or mission; 2) who have been assigned specific roles or functions to perform; and 3) who have a limited life span of membership” (Swezey & Salas, 1992). His 7-person team must work individually to complete their assigned audits, as well as work in conjunction to complete the annual audit plan. On a daily basis, he is responsible for making sure his team is moving forward on their assigned audits, confirming that they schedule required meetings and presentations, and ensuring they correctly record their time for payroll purposes. While the task of managing a team of only 7 people may seem small to some, Phil says that dealing with his personnel is definitely the most difficult aspect of

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