The paper 'Leadership and Change Management Meetings" is a good example of management coursework. Studying leadership requires practising on how to be effective leaders. I have been actively involved in meetings where we have discussed several issues on leadership and management. This is because leadership and management involve solving problems and carrying out the proposed solutions. I have been able to realize the need for being a good leader through participating and running meetings. These sessions have been a foresight on my career where I will be expected to lead and organize others.
In management, meeting sessions are vital as they demonstrate the ability of a leader. Managing these meetings and organizing them requires one to cope with different situations. This can be supported by the fact that management is about dealing with complexity. Out of school, I will be involved in managing a complex and large organization. Leadership is vital as I will be required to cope with change. The three meetings that we conducted acted to help in understanding our future role in the career as managers and leaders. I will reflect on the three meetings that I participated in. In the meeting, leadership was decided upon by all present through agreement.
I was involved in the process of selecting the group leader. The first meeting began by selecting the chairperson and secretary. One of the main issues that were discussed is the distinction between leadership and management. Leadership and management are two distinct terms that are often confused. Leadership and management are complementary and hence have to coexist. I have learned that both these functions have their own functions. For there to be a success in a business, both leadership and management have to be exercised correctly. I was able to see how members in the meetings were distinguishing the two terms.
Managing is about dealing with today complex situations in organizations. Through well-practised management, organizations are becoming more complex. The competition in the business world according to the meeting outcome has led to organizations requiring more organised leadership (Kotter, 1999). Having an organization in the top position requires the management and leadership to be practised accurately. I always propose that for an organization to be successful, they must seek leadership that is able to deliver.
Members noted that leadership can be enhanced through the selection and nurturing. I was able to contribute a lot in the leadership as I had been able to know what it entails through research. I know that effective leadership must be able to help in problem-solving. I was fully engaged through the meeting. Having good leadership has to go well with good management. There is no way an organization can perform if its leadership is weak.
I know that management is vital as leadership is in any organization (Thompson and Vecchio, 2009). I was able to express the importance of leadership and motivation. The leaders must be able to have followers who are motivated. The leader must influence the subjects through motivation so that the organization can achieve the desired results. I was able to prove that the leader must be able to motivate the followers so that they can achieve the required results. The leader as the group head is tasked in making sure that the group achieves the required results.
I explained that through leading the meeting, the leader has to make sure the group achieves the required results (Lerstrom, 2008).
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