A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes itinteresting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.”–Russell H. Ewing Utilizing the content in Unit 07–Leadership at Work (i.e., lecture material, mandatory readings), respond to the above quote in a reflective manner. You may find the quote to be fully true, partially true, or not true at all. Think about it in the context of your experiences at your Work Integrated Learning environment, previous work environments, and/or places where you have volunteered your time in a professional capacity.
In your reflective response, think about your experiences to date and recognize the roles and perceptions of your supervisor/boss/manager. What type of leader is he or she? Were you able to take on a leadership role at any point? In the future, what type of leader would you like to become–and how do you see this happening?
Describe, explain,and provide examples. When typing up your reflective response, remember to consider the followingthree statements:
•Leaders are conscious of how their emotions and behavior impact others.
•Leaders actively manage the tension between staying positive and facing reality.
•Leaders remain engaged, by focusing on the future and accepting responsibility to be the difference you want to see in others.(10marks)