All entries for Wednesday 15 February 2012
February 15, 2012
Team exercise leadership refelection
I learnt that there are a lot of different types of leaders, after the Hotel exercise. I have learnt that there are autocratic leaders, democratic leader, silent leaders, authority/dominance leader and those who want to be led. The group we had all these various types of leaders. I have realized that it is the surrounding some leaders are in, that they do not show their true colors, and do not come out of their cage, unless they feel the environment they are in is a friendly one or not. In business it has been said that there is no such thing as an in-direct leader but I believe there is such thing as a silent leader. A silent leader is a person that lets the team feel his or her presence by reassuring the team’s performance. Because the team was doing really well in the exercise and if the team was felt as the leader was autocratic it would have put the teams atmosphere in jeopardy. As the team knew the situation that was being faced and the leaders that came in were debriefed of the current situation. We learnt that our team was not a leader led team but joint individual leaders there were 3 main leaders 1 silent leader and 1 assessor. We all created a fun, friendly and secure environment where we could all open up and show our fairness in the team. The best part was when there was an argument; there was always a bargainer that would meet the two that were arguing halfway.