July 12, 2013

P8 – Leading a Group Project – Final

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WSPA P8 – Leading a Group Project – Final

Workshop Tutor: Han-na Cha

Date: 12th July 2013

Following this workshop I do not only feel that I can be an effective leader but this is actually my preferred role. The reason behind this is not so much to do with the level of authority over people but the level of responsibility for the task and the power to coordinate a team and utilise the strengths of my group.

The best type of leadership style tends to be the one your type of team/project needs. A general theme I have found with careers workshops and associated career preparing classes is the need to remain adaptable. A great leader is someone who can transition their style throughout a project for the benefit of the overall task and between each subtask or to different teams/individuals: It is an ever evaluate and re-evaluating exercise carried out at a very personal level.

Having now analysed previous team failures, I can now implement a structured style to produce the desired result. As with my writing, this tended to be due to what Adair describes as the planning and initiating responsibilities of the leader. Instead of assuming the team is clear on the objectives and reasons behind a task I make sure that I clarify this and set out a time stamped structure of sub-tasks as was the case during my training contract exercise.

I look forward to using what I have learnt for my Masters in Business and Law at BPP as well as in my future legal career.

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  1. Mary Sage

    Hi Sean

    A good final blog reflecting on your preferred leadership styles and what you learnt from the workshop. You say you prefer the role of leader – but have you thought about how you can use leadership styles when you are not actually the “leader”? – it’s worth thinking about that too.

    I can confirm that you have successfully completed all the necessary blogging for P8, and wish you all the best of luck in the future.

    Best wishes


    29 Jul 2013, 12:39

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