Reflective essay (refer to the attachment for the qns)

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You May use (I, We or they) (as an HR role)

Your reflective essay should include 3 sections:

1. A brief introduction to the situation you wanted to change (<+/-10%>200 words)

Example – Introduction

"In reflecting upon a time where I have not been successful with influencing a group, I immediately thought of my experience with a FME project. About half way through our spring semester, my company was in a lull as we were getting close to the Business Fair, the main event of the year. We were falling behind in ticket sales and were failing to get vendors to commit to our event…"

2. A critical analysis of your own leadership capabilities in the situation ((<+/-10%> 800 words)

Focuses on the analysis of your leadership capabilities in the chosen change situation.

For your analysis, it is required that you apply TWO leadership theories/topics

Example 1 – Analysis of leadership capabilities

"First, my self-management was lacking. Self-management is defined as one‘s ability to manage internal emotions through self-control (references here). In this situation, I did not manage my emotions well, lashing out and yelling at... "

Example 2 – Analysis of leadership capabilities

“One of the reasons I failed at influencing people in my company was due to my lack of relational power. Relational power is a measurement of the authority an individual has or earns based on the ties he create within his own personal networks with others; whether it is with coworkers, managers, friends, or family (references here)... Since my network was weak, I had few direct contacts with whom I could voice my concerns about the company and try to influence them to get us back on track…”

3. A leadership development plan ((<+/-10%> 200 words)

Example – Leadership development plan

"According to author‘s name (reference here), effective managers know employees‘ expectations and motivations well. In the future when bringing someone on to a project or recruiting someone, I will thoroughly assess the other party and ask key questions such as: What are their skills? What are their goals, both business and personal? How will they fit into the company? How will they work with the team? What experience do they have

Reflective essay (DUE DATE- 10 Jan 2018) You May use (I, We or they) (as an HR role) Your reflective essay should include 3 sections: 1. A brief introduction to the situation you wanted to change (<+/-10%>200 words) Example – Introduction "In reflecting upon a time where I have not been successful with influencing a group, I immediately thought of my experience with a FME project. About half way through our spring semester, my company was in a lull as we were getting close to the Business Fair, the main event of the year. We were falling behind in ticket sales and were failing to get vendors to commit to our event…" 2. A critical analysis of your own leadership capabilities in the situation ((<+/-10%> 800 words) Focuses on the analysis of your leadership capabilities in the chosen change situation. For your analysis, it is required that you apply TWO leadership theories/topics Example 1 – Analysis of leadership capabilities "First, my self-management was lacking. Self-management is defined as one‘s ability to manage internal emotions through self-control (references here). In this situation, I did not manage my emotions well, lashing out and yelling at... " Example 2 – Analysis of leadership capabilities “One of the reasons I failed at influencing people in my company was due to my lack of relational power. Relational power is a measurement of the authority an individual has or earns based on the ties he create within his own personal networks with others; whether it is with coworkers, managers, friends, or family (references here)... Since my network was weak, I had few direct contacts with whom I could voice my concerns about the company and try to influence them to get us back on track…” 3. A leadership development plan ((<+/-10%> 200 words) Example – Leadership development plan "According to author‘s name (reference here), effective managers know employees‘ expectations and motivations well. In the future when bringing someone on to a project or recruiting someone, I will thoroughly assess the other party and ask key questions such as: What are their skills? What are their goals, both business and personal? How will they fit into the company? How will they work with the team? What experience do they have?" Core Text(s): Topic & Lecturers Session No. • • Behavioural Approach & Emotional Intelligence • Authentic & Servant Leadership 3 • Organizational Change 4 • Acting Entrepreneurially 5 • Ethical Leadership • • Path-Goal & Leader-Member Exchange Theory Transformational Leadership • Difference, Culture & Leadership • Sustaining Change and Transformation • Team Leadership 2 6 7 8 Northouse, P. (2015) Leadership: Theory and Practice. 7th edn. (International Student Edition). London: Sage. Recommended reading (all latest editions) Beerel, A. (2009) Leadership and Change Management. London: Sage. Gill, R. (2011) Theory and Practice of Leadership. 2nd edn. London: Sage Hickman, G. R. (2010) Leading Change in Multiple Contexts. London: Sage Hodges, J., & Gill, R. (2015) Sustaining Change in Organizations. London: Sage Humphrey, R. H. (2014) Effective Leadership: Theory, Cases, and Applications. London: Sage Johnson, C. E. (2015) Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow. 5th edn. London: Sage Rees, G. and French, R. (2016) Leading, Managing and Developing People. 5th edn. London: CIPD. Storey, J. (ed.) (2010) Leadership in Organizations: Current Issues and Key Trends. 2nd edn. London: Routledge Yukl, G. A. (2013) Leadership in Organizations. 8th edn. Harlow: Pearson Journals and magazines • • • • • • • • • • • • • Academy of Management Review Academy of Management Journal British Journal of Management Human Relations Journal of Management Studies Leadership Leadership Quarterly Journal of Leadership Studies Leadership and Organisation Development Journal Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies Journal of Organization Behaviour Research in Organizational Behaviour Gender, Work and Organization

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Running head: REFLECTIVE ESSAY

Reflective Essay
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REFLECTIVE ESSAY

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Reflective Essay

Introduction
Human resource management roles are diverse in an organization and require the mastery
of each of them for one to be an effective human resource officer. In my role as an HR in a
processing company, I realized that the employees were not fully motivated to their work.
Several of them reported to work late and gave unjustified reasons for their conduct. Others were
not enthusiastic about their work and usually failed to meet the set daily targets in production. I
also observed that there was a high employee turnover that really created pressure to the
organization by having an influx of new employees now and then, thereby robbing off the
company experienced staff. The level of commitment was low and many employees preferred to
take leave of office even when they were needed most by the company. It was difficult to initiate
changes in the organization that could boost productivity since the employees felt unmotivated
and unrecognized for their input to the organization. I realized that there is need to initiate some
employee motivation methods that would have an impact on the level of commitment,
punctuality, productivity, and employee satisfaction. Certain things had to be changed for the
organization to experience growth and also provide a conducive environment for the employees
to give their best to the company.
Critical Analysis of own leadership capabilities
Leadership entails a demonstration of certain capabilities that can influence a large pool
of people to engage in a particular activity. In my human resource officer role, I realized that I
lacked the capabilities to motivate my staff appropriately. In the application of leadership
theories, the best choice is the one that involves a combination of two different styles, involves
learning, and allows a leader to dev...

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