Module 6: Discussion Forum 3/12/15
Successful organizations need leaders with the effective leadership styles and skills. Describe a successful leader you either personally know or have knowledge of. Include in your description the leadership approach you believe this leader uses. Discuss the characteristics and traits that make this leader successful. REAL LIFE APPLICATION: How important are the skills and traits you identified to the success of a leader? Would this leader’s approach work in the organization you work in or have worked in. Why or why not?
Module 7: Discussion Forum 3/19/15
The increased use of teams in today’s organizations necessitates having leaders who are knowledgeable of various group and team dynamics and strategies. Discuss groupthink and its eight characteristics. Discuss recommendations for battling the occurrence of groupthink. REAL LIFE APPLICATION: What are your personal experiences in making decisions in highly cohesive groups? Have you ever experienced groupthink? How would you address groupthink in your organization?
Module 8: Discussion Forum 3/26/15
As employees experience stress-related problems, organizations often become interested in finding ways to manage the stress more effectively. Discuss work role stressors, including job ambiguity, role conflict, lack of control, physical work conditions, interpersonal stress, and organizational change. Discuss what organizations should do to address stress. REAL LIFE APPLICATION: Have you ever experienced workplace stress? How did you address it? How did the organization you worked at address your stress levels?