In this assignment I will talk about my reflection upon the course since I joined and what I have learned from this. What did I resonate with? What moved me? and What didn't work. When I first thought of what I wanted to do with my life after college, the first thing I thought of was helping people.The next step in deciding what I wanted to do with my life was to exam how I could accomplish this goal.I set myself volunteer jobs as my entire life career.My undergraduate major is economics and I selected business administration as my graduate program.In my MBA program, I learned a lot about the management functions in the company, and how every function in businesses is very important. Actually most of the functions link to each other such as marketing would need help from finance to let them know how much budget is allowed to be used for marketing. This shows that just the way people need help within their links or connection from each other, we students also need as a group to work together as a team and help each other out.And this shows how important the communication is to build connections. I have undergo many difficulties in communication problems,in some situations I could not express myself very well and people misread my ideas.As an international student ,sometimes I am hindered by the language barriers,sometimes I got stuck and find nothing to say. In the self Introduction of the first class,I found that , giving a public speech, especially in a second language confirmed to be the biggest fear for most of people. I could improve my oral communication to better help people in my future.
Leadership & Leadership messages & Giving an A
The first three weeks the course went through the topic of leadership,leadership messages and Giving an A-analyze your own strengths and weaknesses. I was reconsidered the meaning of the leadership after class.At first,.I was holding an idea that leadership is a position,involves something happening as a leader perhaps in name only-merely because one holds a title or position.But I was wrong,I realized that leadership is a process,not a position.The class helps me to define leadership and explore its relationship to concepts such as management and followership,but the class still does not work for me to understand the complexities of leadership.After all, definitions of leadership differ in many ways,such as a process by which an manager induces subordinates to behave in a desired manner,a direction of the work of group members,or a complex form of opportunity creating and problem solving.Although having many leadership definitions may seem confusing,it is easy to understand that there is no single correct definition,so I can conclude that leadership is both a science and an art. I actual learned what good qualities make a good leader and make a person trustworthy.A good leader suggested words like flexible,being able to communicate,courage, tenacity, patience and creativity.Most importantly,being trustworthy makes a successful leader.The formula -Credibility reliability intimacy over self-orientation express the meaning concisely.The characteristics of great leaders. Credibility means having the courage to stand alone, the tenacity to not succumb to pressure, and the patience to keep fighting until you win the day.Being responsible is another quality makes a person trustworthy.A business owner has to realize that, as the saying goes, “A skunk stinks from the head down,” and a business does too. Reliability means when there is blame to be accepted, the leader will be the first one to accept it. On the other hand,high self-orientation makes people think too much of themselves results in acting aloof, or above your employees, self-orientation does not make a leader. Leaders have to be able to talk and listen to their followers on all levels. At the same time, they must have presence,as well as the respect of their employees, the kind of respect that’s earned by being honest, having...
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