<ul><li>What is the role of Leadership in organizations? </li></ul>
Roles Of The Leader: - Promote Idea Development - Bring the Right People Together - Define a Viable Mission - Ensure Effective Planning and Implementation - Develop Organizational Absorptive Capacity from Michael Mumford on the role of Leadership in creative and innovative organizations
Goal: Maximize points by putting pieces in your hoop. Each colored foam piece is worth 100 points and each coin is worth 1000. Each team has its own types of pieces that create their score: Hoop #1 needs blue, purple and coin resources Hoop #2 needs red, green, and coin resources Hoop #3 needs blue, purple, green and red resources. The rules for the activity are: 1) Once the center hoop is empty, any of the other hoops may be assessed. 2) The pieces must be carried, one at a time , to the hoops. 3) Hoops cannot be guarded. (No pushing, blocking, etc.) 4) You will have 10 minutes to maximize your scores. 5) Pieces that you do not need in your hoop will be removed before scoring results.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Personal Responsibility Other-Directed Self-Directed Authority Belief Autonomous “I have to” “I Choose to” Comply Rebel Thinking Agree Disagree Resent Resist Feeling Accept Consequences I’m Not Responsible Attitude I Am Responsible Like a Get Behavior Victim Revenge Accountable Ayers, Keith E. Engagement is Not Enough . Charleston, South Carolina: Advantage, 2006. 38-49.
“ Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor E. Frankl WNYSLC
<ul><li>The Project. Your group has been asked to create a complete "network" using ALL of the PVC tubes and connectors. Just like any hardware, electronic or water system, a good network will have no "leaks." For this activity, no open tubes or connector "holes" can be left. This means that each tube will be inserted into two connectors, that each connector will have a tube in each opening, and that the whole system will be interconnected. Your network design is a "stand alone" architecture, so for this activity, you are asked not to collaborate with other groups (they are attempting to solve the same problem with exactly the same pieces). </li></ul>
<ul><li>Connectors Have Priorities. Which of the connectors should you attempt to use first, second, and last? Count the number of openings and start with the highest first. </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Works Throughout the Process. By using some long and some short tubes in the beginning, you'll have a supply of long and short tubes at the end. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Stress Levels. Connections that fall apart are trying to tell you something! Networks that contain too much "internal stress" from unusual angles, connections that are forced, and designs that are based more on brute strength than finesse are likely candidates for reorganizing (so try to lessen the stress level of the network!) </li></ul>
What types of team behavior were demonstrated by each member of the group? (i.e. What was the role of each team member: decision maker, creative genius, worker bee, problem solver, etc?) In the context of Other Directed vs. Self Directed – which roles did the team members take on? While behaving Self Directed or Other Directed how did this impact the team? In general, were the participants in your group more concerned about completing the task, or caring for the members of the group? If you were asked to give advice to a new team trying to accomplish this assignment, what information would you provide to help them be successful? If you were going to hire an employee to complete this task, what skills would you look for?
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