All entries for Monday 07 February 2011
February 07, 2011
very exciting to start with this module which I have been expected since the beginning of the course.
today we got a story of the lifeboat to pick up the leader who you would chose to rely on.
different people has different view, who should be the leader? in other way, what characteristics should a leader have?
from my thinking, a leader should be someone respected by all team members.
while looking through the information of the six people, everyone has different advantages and disadvantages.
no one is perfect and a leader will not be a perfect man. However, he/she can still guide the team to make the problem sorted out.
leaders can be someone who is good at moitivating people and allocating members appropriately to maxmise the value of output. the leader himself may not abtain specific skills, because once the group member has the ability, it is enough for sloving the problem in some situation. however, it requires that the leader must take advantage of group members.
here comes to a question, if members of a team all have well knowledge background and experinced, Hierarchy concept is not allowed here.
for example, in investment banks, the employees are all obtaining strong skills, this one graduates from Oxford and that one graduates from Cambridge. only analyst, assoiciate, partner, senior partner and director exist and no manager.
so, who is the leader? who should be the leader?