(Psychological Foundations of Leadership)
One of your closest friends, Pat, has been recently promoted to vice president of Company XYZ. Company XYZ is a thriving company that is known for being focused on task management. Pat has always found this practice unsettling and wants to change the culture of Company XYZ. Pat is well-liked and respected by peers.
The company has seen tremendous growth over the years, but the past 2 years have been trending downward. A recent employee survey has caught Pat’s attention. The survey polled employee job satisfaction and leadership satisfaction. The employee satisfaction rating was, on average, 5 out of 10, and the leadership satisfaction rating was 4 out of 10 on average. The scores have other members of management puzzled, but Pat believes that increasing these ratings could turn things around.
Company XYZ’s yearly leadership conference is a month away, and Pat has been asked to speak on achieving organizational objectives. Pat knows that you have recently enrolled in a management course and wants to hear a fresh perspective. You will see Pat next week, and you have been given a list of things to consider prior to the meeting:
- What are some characteristics of a successful leader of an organization, division, or department? [Unit Learning Outcome 6.1]
- What do followers expect from a leader? [Unit Learning Outcome 6.2]
- What do leaders expect from followers? [Unit Learning Outcome 6.2]
- Identify a strategy to increase the leadership satisfaction rating. [Unit Learning Outcome 6.3]
- Identify a strategy to increase the employee satisfaction rating. [Unit Learning Outcome 6.3]
Pat wants to read over your suggestions prior to the meeting and wants a document that is a minimum of two pages addressing these questions. Be sure your submission is double-spaced and includes a title and reference page. Use your textbook and at least two additional scholarly sources to support your answer. All sources cited must be in APA format and listed in an accompanying reference page.
Daft, R. L. (with Lane, P. G.). (2018). The leadership experience (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 7: Followership, pp. 197-217
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