The Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center

2167 Words Jun 7th, 2016 9 Pages
“Led by a strong sense of mission and vision, nonprofit organizations play a critical role in improving society and impacting the world around us,” (Stanford Graduate School of Business). Through their alliance with Sacramento City Unified School District, Elk Grove Unified School District, Twin Rivers Unified School District and St. Hope Public Schools, the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center currently manages out-of-school time partnerships with over 40 schools that provide social services, employment training, health education, and youth programming in Sacramento (SCCSC.org). Throughout the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center’s 35 years of dedication to the communities we serve, our leadership team has evolved to include …show more content…
On the other hand, the director of youth development is more of a task oriented leader and is often concerned more with getting the work done and less focus on the person. I feel that both types of leaders are needed in an organization for effective leaderships. Having both people and task oriented leaders is important for checks and balances. When dealing with employees, leaders must be able to focus sometimes on the task at hand and other times be able to focus on the person, having both types of leaders makes this possible. These leadership styles are also present in the program manager position. Program managers are responsible for ensuring day to day operations in the field, and often are the first person employees see and communicate with. From the example set forth by upper management, program managers are able to be both people and task oriented leaders themselves. The leadership of the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center, to be effective, must have power and influence over their following.
The leadership of the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center gains power and influence over their following by creating a corporate culture and by recognizing and respecting cultural differences. In order to someone to follow organizational leaders, followers must first trust and believe in leader’s goals and vision. According to Weiss (2015), “the ability to influence others is also a distinctive part of the definition of
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