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Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Respond to the following prompts: â€œWhat do I feel are the most important aspects of my learning in the chapters this week?â€ and â€œWhat about this learning was really worthy of my time and understanding?â€ Then explain how important it is in society or business.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
- If you were a first-level supervisor of a team of telemarketers, how would you go about assessing the development level of your subordinates? Do you think most leaders can easily shift their leadership style to suit the development level of followers?
- Think back to teachers you have had, and identify one each who fits a supportive style, directive style, participative style, and achievement-oriented style according to the pathâ€“goal theory. Which style did you find most effective? Why?
- What might be some reasons the dimension of â€œopenness to experienceâ€ correlates so strongly with historiansâ€™ ratings of the greatest U.S. presidents but has been less strongly associated with business leader success? Do you think this personality dimension might be more important for business leaders of today than it was in the past? Discuss.
- A survey found that 79 percent of CEOs surveyed fall into the category of being â€œhighly optimistic,â€ whereas a much lower percentage of chief financial officers were rated as highly optimistic. Do you think these differences reflect personality characteristics or the different requirements of the two jobs? Discuss.