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  1. page Leadership at Different Levels edited ... “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a …
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    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    John Quincy Adams
    Roles of A Leader Video
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    "I'm going to talk to you now about the roles of leaders. Now, I could do this by looking at what the guru's say about leadership and leaders, and what have you. I'd prefer to do it by mixing that up with popular culture, indeed rock music and these ideas come out of my book Sex, Leadership and Rock and Roll. So I'm just going to take a few examples out there because the rolls of leaders can't be defined by one approach. So, for example, if you take Simon and Garfunkel's classic Bridge Over Troubled Water, my warped translation of this is that the leader is a team coach, and someone who helps people solve problems rather than somebody who simply directs and forces things along. From Aretha Franklin you can learn the idea of respect. If you give respect, then you will get respect back, that's the basic principal, although in some cases it may take several repetitions of that to gain back what you're looking for. The idea of empowerment that leaders aren't necessarily dictorial, that they empower others to do their best comes from Sting's classic, If You Love Someone, Set Them Free. Now, leader's can't set people free to say, do what you want. They do set a general direction and the vision, but the smart leader sets the direction, then lets people go about setting how they're going to achieve that. So the smart leader sets the direction, leaving the journey up to the employee. Finally, the song Stand By Me, for me, talks about the, the difficult area where things go wrong at work. Leadership's easy when people are doing their best and it's all going right, but it's much more important for leaders to be supportive when things go wrong. I'm not suggesting that if things go wrong repetitively that you should continue to be supportive, but everyone who's any good at anything makes mistakes. And a test of a leader is when things go wrong, that in fact they do stand by the person. So I think there's a great deal you can learn from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, rather than consulting all the text books on leadership. Try spinning some records and see what you find."

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  2. page Overview of Leadership Theories edited ... (Murphy, 1994) Rural Leadership ... and remote areas. areas due to the lack of resouces…
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    Other Variables in the Leadership Equation
    Creating a Favorable Organizational Climate
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  4. page Overview of Leadership Theories edited ... 4. The needs of an organization are better satisfied when it is properly designed and the mana…
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    4. The needs of an organization are better satisfied when it is properly designed and the management style is appropriate both to the tasks undertaken and the nature of the work group.
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    or 'capabilities'.
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    21st century Leadership
    In the 21st century the fundamental meaning of leadership has not changed. Leadership has always been about the person in charge of a group. Being a leader has always meant having influence over people and the authority to make decisions for the group. We have made small changes to the definition of leadership. The major leadership change in the 21st century is dictatorial leadership to a more participative leadership style but the main ideas have remained basically unchanged for centuries.
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    We can conclude that ethics begins with Socrates': Socrates asked the question, how should one live? Ethics and leadership I believe we can conclude is about choice. What values guide us? What standards do we use? What principles are at stake? And how do we choose between them? An ethical approach to a problem will inquire about ends goals and means the instruments we use to achieve these goals) and the relationship between the two.
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    Rural Leadership
    Rural Leadership requires leaders to respond to emerging challenges for rural, regional and remote areas. Leaders working in rural America need to be compassionate and have a commitment, strategic thinking and negotiating skills, and the foresight to influence communities, industries, businesses and policy makers.

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  6. page Other Variables in Leadership Equation edited ... It is a social work manager’s ethical duty to facilitate their employees the best way possible…
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    It is a social work manager’s ethical duty to facilitate their employees the best way possible so that they might do the best work possible. Managers should work at eliminating the unexpected and allowing their employees to focus on the services being provided to the clients. How can anyone be expected to be effective and efficient in the field if they have no one to help them on their way? It requires strong leadership to be a social work manager, and as social work managers it is our duty to strive to do just that.
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    WARNING:Bad Leaders MayWill Result In
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  7. page Other Variables in Leadership Equation edited ... When an employee does not have faith in their supervisor to support them, guide them, be knowl…
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    When an employee does not have faith in their supervisor to support them, guide them, be knowledgeable, consistent, respectful, respected, etc. they will not last long in that position. Employees want to feel secure and safe and their positions, as well as confident in their work. Those with ineffective managers will not feel this way. Weinbach (2008) makes a point to say effective leaders having good followers, and those who are not won’t. Bad followers will make life for a poor manager even worse - it perpetuates a cycle of negative behaviors that feed off each. Managers with poor leadership will lack control, respect, authority, etc. from their employees. This will set the supervisor up for increased conflict, complaints, outside involvement (from the manager’s superiors or HR), and turnover. All of these things can and will sabotage their efforts at managing their employees efficiently and further decrease their effectiveness as a leader.
    It is a social work manager’s ethical duty to facilitate their employees the best way possible so that they might do the best work possible. Managers should work at eliminating the unexpected and allowing their employees to focus on the services being provided to the clients. How can anyone be expected to be effective and efficient in the field if they have no one to help them on their way? It requires strong leadership to be a social work manager, and as social work managers it is our duty to strive to do just that.
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    WARNING:Bad Leaders May Result In Bad Followers

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  8. page Overview of Leadership Theories edited ... 3. Effective organizations not only have a proper fit with the environment but also between it…
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    3. Effective organizations not only have a proper fit with the environment but also between its subsystems
    4. The needs of an organization are better satisfied when it is properly designed and the management style is appropriate both to the tasks undertaken and the nature of the work group.
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    or 'capabilities'.
    Behavioral theories focus on developing leadership rather than looking for inborn traits. For example, role theory studies how social learning leads to an acceptance of our roles and the roles of others in particular situations. Managerial grid theory as I have indicated above that studies the balance between a leader's concern for employees on the one hand and productivity and efficiency on the other.

    21st century Leadership
    In the 21st century the fundamental meaning of leadership has not changed. Leadership has always been about the person in charge of a group. Being a leader has always meant having influence over people and the authority to make decisions for the group. We have made small changes to the definition of leadership. The major leadership change in the 21st century is dictatorial leadership to a more participative leadership style but the main ideas have remained basically unchanged for centuries.
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