All entries for Monday 19 January 2009
January 19, 2009
Today, i ve finished the first meeting with Paul. I choosed his project is Leader Development as my project. During the meeting, he gave me a good idea about the area i need to cover. The topic probably will subject to How can Leader in a typical Chinese SME be developed? or How can leadership capability of Chinese maangers in an SME be improved? Paul has guided me to focus on my family's company. To analyssi the leadership in the company and find the problems by using questionnaire, interview or other ways. and then to think about how to over these problem from leadership literature. At the same time, thinking about the relevant part like how to develop an effective leaders and Chinese leadership in SME. Totally speaking, this meeting have brought lots of interests and enthusiasm on the project, also, gave me lots of idea to structure the content.
On the morning, Paus has explained our LE PMA again. according to the analysis, i made the outline of the content.Frstly, to introduce the kind of leadership theories. and then to decide what theories will be used in the case, why we like to adopt them, and how to improve leader's current situation. finally, how to suggest them to John and other director by coaching. That is my outline, is it make sense?
Leadership theories can be classfied into as one of eight major types, probably, i will adopt Transactional Theory and Transformational Theory. Transactional Theory focus on the role of superbision, organizaition, and group performance. it base leadership on a system of reward and punishement. i think it is a good way for performance management for leaders. Transformational theory is upon the connection formed between leaders and folloers. leaders are focus on the performance of group member. but also want each person to fulfill his or her potential.