Leader and Career

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Leadership and Career
Management 521
October 12, 2015
Mr. Leyes

"The Primary task of leadership is to communicate the vision and the values of an organization." Frederick Smith, Chairman, and CEO FedEx (Kinicki & Williams, 2016, page 444) Past research has indicated that the one factor that boost a company's value the most is people and how are they treated ((Daft & Marcic, 2011, pp102). Furthermore, it seemed suitable to say that the organizational culture's vision and values become an important means to draw, encourage and maintain talented employees. If the first task of leadership must correspond with an organizational vision and value as stated by Smith. Then how the values within my one's leadership style assumed in the workplace's internal environment have an effect on the relationship with my boss and coworkers? In other words, how my leadership styles affect my current work environment as I relate to others in my job and how this style measure with my organization's vision and values? To Address these questions, three aspects of my persona that influence my leadership style are considered. One's values in considering others, one's own desire to excel in organization's job performance, and one's endeavor for growth through new challenges are three important aspects that influence my leadership style. As for how my leadership style measures against my organization, I opt for exploring how my work’s culture facilitates leadership role within its environment. Leadership role relates to the values one upholds as treating others in the way one likes to be treated. A leadership theory that appeals to my persona because of this value, "the golden rule", is the behavioral approach to the relationship-oriented leadership. The emphasis here is on improving employees' skills and creating positive work relationships among coworkers through…...

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