Sunday, May 3, 2020
Leading and Change Leadership Styles and Ethics
Question: Discuss about the Leading and Changefor Leadership Styles and Ethics. Answer: Introduction Although my passion for managing organizational change management situation did not initiate until I learned to apply certain effective models and theory of leading and change within the company I completed my internship (Gurdjian, Halbeisen and Lane 2014). During my internship in Charles and Keith, I realized that the fast fashion brand company in Singapore organized a fashion show where the company faced difficulty in trying to survive the fiercely competitive fashion industry for existence of its major competitors in the industry. The major competitors of the organization include Dzojchen, Collate The Label, Matter, Beyond the Vines and Ong Shunmugam (Rao 2014). The company encountered several issues that associated to leading and management of change. The company Charles and Keith have developed the business from that of a small store into a business that is worth millions. In addition to this, management of the business have plans to further expand their business. Thus, the successful shoe business developed and underwent changes eventually from being a small store to a fast fashion brand operating in the fashion industry of Singapore. The company found ways to differentiate itself from the competitors of the firm by finding an edge. The company unsettled operations in order to improve its mediocre performance (Collinson 2014). The company developed designs founded on customers feedback and understanding regarding tastes and preferences of customers and developed sensational products in every season. Thus, in order to keep pace with the changing trends, the company had to unsettle business processes and products and deliver the designs tha t the customer required. Therefore, the company encountered owing to difficulties in implementation of intricate change initiatives. The process of unsetting operations calls for the need of elaborate planning and anticipating the changes that are likely to occur. Thus, the company Charles and Keith faced issues in implementation of new systems of operations, assessment of compatibility of the new system with the old ones, assignment of roles to the responsible managers and faced challenges in carrying out the regular business activities whilst occurrence of changes (Higgs and Dulewicz 2016). The decision of the management to unsettle operations and implement innovative practices to enhance the performance called for the need of implementation of change. However, the company faced issues as employees resisted constant changes. They tend to become uncomfortable when the operations change as changes essentially disrupts their familiarity. Employees therefore resist changes as they hav e the need tp relearn their new roles or else change the manner they carry out operations. Again, the company faces issues with improper communication regarding the changes that in turn creates rumors in the workplace. Considering the situation, I played the role of managing the situation through applying relevant leadership capabilities. During the internship, I learned to manage the associated people in selling fashion apparels. I played the role of a leader in such situation and attempted to position the company to have a clear mission of employee motivation and innovation. Critical Evaluation of the Leadership Capabilities in the Situation After analyzing the problem situation within the company, I decided to develop my leadership capabilities and considering the same, I have implemented two major leadership capabilities such as trait or Big 5 and situational approach (Armstrong and Taylor 2014). Situational leadership is defined as a leadership approach that has been developed to manage on certain people management situations in a company. Situational leadership can be considered to be an adaptive leadership style. Particularly, this leadership strategy motivates leaders to take stock of specifically their members of the team, weigh different variables in the place of work, and select leadership style that matches with the goals as well as circumstances. From the analysis of the situation in the company, I realized that the company faced difficulty in trying to survive the fiercely competitive fashion industry for existence of its major competitors in the industry. Through implementing suitable change capabilities, I was quite successful in bringing about change in the problem situation within the company. (Taylor et al. 2016). Moreover, situational approach facilitated me in motivating people to adapt to changing situation within the company and get involved in constant innovative behavior. In accordance with the situational leadership approach, I followed the selling and coaching style in which I focused no maintaining high relationship and high task (Gurdjian, Halbeisen and Lane 2014). As rightly indicated by Gurdjian, Halbeisen and Lane (2014) trait model of leadership is essentially founded on characteristics as well as features of different leaders who are both successful as well as unsuccessful. This is necessarily used to predict efficacy of leadership. However, the consequential lists of different traits can be compared to that of diverse potential leaders to appraise the likelihood of success or else failure of the leaders. The core threats that can be recognized include the drive for achievement, leadership motivation, honesty and integrity, self-confidence, cognitive ability and knowledge of business among many others. In addition to this, other trait include emotional maturity. As the organization Charles and Keith has a drive for attainment of developing higher growth potential, the leaders need to have the achievement drive as a core quality for attainment of the organizational objective. Thus, the core trait of influencing and lead others is also need ed for the achievement of goal of Charles and Keith to improve from mediocre performance. The drive to excel in the performance can be achieved through group efforts and collaborative operations in the firm. On the other hand, trait or Big 5 can be understood as big five model that is comprehensive effort to reveal traits and structure of human personality to understanding the underlying aspects of personality. The big five factors of Big 5 personality model traits are conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness and extraversion (Higgs and Dulewicz 2016). Leadership Development Plan Action Plan 1 Based on the drawbacks of my leadership capabilities, I have developed an action plan that intends to develop my leadership capabilities. The situational leadership theory explains that a leader must have the capability of directing, coaching and participative nature (Gurdjian, Halbeisen and Lane 2014). I must develop the decision-making power through which the leaders can make suggestions to the followers through maintaining an efficient relationship with them. Being a leader I must learn to be more concerned regarding the challenge of addressing goals and attaining tasks than on developing effective relationships with the team members. Action Plan 2 Three leadership skills that I need to develop includes future behavior prediction along with controlling, changing and properly directing behaviors (Taylor, Sturm, Atwater and Braddy 2016). Through developing such characteristics, I have developed telling-giving particular task directions along with properly supervising work through following high task and low relationship based style. Through developing leadership capabilities, I will be able to ensure effective change management among the employees of Charles and Keith fashion brand. I will also make sure that I develop the collaborative capability to encourage people to work in team with great effort (Higgs and Dulewicz 2016). Conclusion During my internship in Charles and Keith, I realized that the company faced issues associated with leading and change through effective development of the company, emerging in larger market place and adapting effectively within the changing environment. After evaluating the problem situation in the organization, I decided to advance my leadership capabilities and considering the same, I have implemented two major leadership capabilities such as trait or Big 5 and situational approach. I have succeeded to manage the entire group of people due to my increased self-management capability. This capability facilitated me in managing the employees those indicated resistance to change. Considering the drawbacks of my leadership capabilities, I have developed an action plan that can further help me in developing my leadership capabilities. Through developing such capabilities, I will be able to ensure effective change management among the employees of Charles and Keith fashion brand. Reference List Armstrong, M. and Taylor, S., 2014.Armstrong's handbook of human resource management practice. Kogan Page Publishers. Boettcher, M.L. and Gansemer-Topf, A.M., 2015. 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