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March 14, 2016

Leadership PMA – Blog 2 – Deciding leadership theories

When I started my PMA, I got overwhelmed by the huge amount of information available about leadership, then I remembered that to filter and discard theories I first needed to have a picture that will represent (for me) the universe of information from where I would start analysing. I finally got my picture but I was a bit insecure on how to proceed with my decision of the selected theories, then I remember that Paul once told me that all the resources that I need to solve my problem are inside me, so I went back to what I have learnt and I ended up using RDM info to reduce the scope of theories I would read on more detail. My reflection at this point is try to use the knowledge you already have, the things you have learned in the master until now are interconnected, so apply what you know.

I am only half way on the PMA, and I am finding it really challenging but at the same time exciting, the information available is too much, but you have your critical thinking and your knowledge, so make use of them. I am trying to do this PMA a bit different from others, I am trying to be a bit more creative and I am trying to make the process real.

I am learning to trust myself in the process and make decisions that make more sense to me, it has been a bit hard not to have much boundaries from Paul, but it is also good to have the opportunity to imagine and work in a non-prescriptive way, so…let’s keep learning.


March 04, 2016

Situational Leadership–First PMA reflection

According to the Situational leadership theory, leader' style and behaviour should change with the situation, so being task oriented, instead of relationship oriented can be very useful in some situations. At the end there is not good or wrong style, everything depends.

This theory, although no perfect, make leaders think about the application of different behaviours with different people, for example, I am somehow just starting my job as a waitress, I am an incompetent with positive attitude, I make many mistakes, so the best leader behaviour here is one telling me what to do and showing me how things should be done. With the time, I will get more experience and I wont need such a directive leader style.

This theory answer my question of why I had to be more directive with somepeople than with others and the point is that every person is different, with different degree of experience, confidence or skills, so the way of working with each of them should be different.


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