Module 1 Case
Use the readings and videos as references to write a 3- to 4-page paper (excluding title page and reference list) that includes the following components:
- Definition of leadership (in your own words)
- Definition of management (in your own words)
- Describe the difference between leadership and management.
Use the Madsen (2015) reading to discuss the common mistakes a manager makes and how a leader avoids these mistakes.
Use the English (2007) reading to discuss how graduate study helps a manager, or partial leader, become a proficient leader.
- Use the Starr (2017) and Stein (2014) articles to discuss how a teacher and administrator demonstrates leadership (vs. management) traits.
Your Learning Objectives
- Explain why people tend to view the world from a single perspective and why viewing any situation in this way leads to a limited understanding of the situation.
- Describe the concept of reframing, or viewing situations in diverse ways, and the benefits of reframing.
- Complete a self-assessment of your leadership orientation and interpret the results.
Consider the following questions (and take notes) while you read the chapter:
- Why do people tend to view the world from a single perspective?
- How does viewing the world from a single perspective limit our understanding of situations?
- What are the benefits of reframing?
- Read: Chapter 1: Introduction the Power of Reframing (p. 3–22) in:
Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2013). Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Next, complete the Leadership Orientations self-assessment at: http://www.leebolman.com/Leadership%20Orientations.pdf
Write a 2- to 3-page paper (excluding title page and reference list) that includes the following components:
- Discussion of the benefits of reframing
- A brief description of your leadership orientation results
- Reflection on your leadership orientation results. Complete the following statements:
In order to get ahead in organizations, I always…
As a leader, I like to…
When faced with conflict, I usually…
My strengths as a manager include…
- Reflect on how reframing may be useful to you in your current role as a leader or manager.
How might reframing support student success or employee success in your current or future educational setting?