Task 1: LET'S FIND OUT YOUR TEMPERAMENT TYPE:
- Which if these 4 types of temperament do you belong to: Guardian, Rational, Idealist, Artisan?
- Take the online TEST and let us know if you were right or wrong.
- Do you agree or disagree with the test results? Explain and post your reflections below, as a comment to this blog post (3-4 sentences).
- Check the following videos for more details:
Task 2: EXPLORE THE MANAGEMENT STYLES LISTED BELOW. CHOOSE ONE STYLE YOU BELIEVE WOULD FIT YOUR TEMPERAMENT AND YOUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF HOW A PROJECT OR AN ORGANISATION SHOULD BE RUN. DESCRIBE IN AN EXTENSIVE PARAGRAPH (200-300 WORDS) WHY YOU CHOSE THAT PARTICULAR STYLE AND WHAT ITS ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ARE.
Task 3: BROWSE THROUGH "THE ART OF DOING" ELECTRONIC BOOK. WHICH 3 OF THE 10 MOST COMMON PRACTICES OF THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MANAGERS DID YOU LIKE BEST? EXPLAIN WHY IN 3-4 SENTENCES.
For their book entitled The Art of Doing, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.
Task 4: HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF ”LEVEL 5 LEADERSHIP”? WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM GREAT LEADERS?
What makes leaders great? Their business acumen? Their expert knowledge? Their ability to organize? Truly great leaders have a specific blend of skills. But they also possess something else; certain characteristics which are harder to define. The ”Level 5 Leadership” concept was created by business consultant, Jim Collins, you read about last week. He wrote about it in a well-respected 2001 Harvard Business Review article, and published his research in his popular book, "From Good to Great." The concept came about during a study that began in 1996, when Collins began researching what makes a great company. He started by looking at 1,435 companies, and ended up choosing 11 truly great ones. These 11 companies were all headed by what Collins called "Level 5 Leaders."
LET'S LEARN FROM SOME REAL LIFE STORIES. Answer the questions below:
a) What type of leader was Lido Anthony Iacocca, CEO of Chrysler from 1978 until his retirement at the end of 1992? What was his biggest mistake which resulted in Chrysler bankruptcy? Article
b) What type of leader was George Cain, the CEO of Abbott laboratories? What was the result of his approach? Article
c) What can we learn from Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart? Details
d) Was Steve Jobs a Level 4 or a Level 5 manager? Details
Task 5: EXPLORE THE RESOURCES POSTED BELOW AND TELL US HOW YOU WOULD APPROACH THE CONCEPT IF YOU WERE MANAGING AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT/PROGRAM/SUBDIVISION UNDER AMERICAN COUNCILS MOLDOVA UMBRELLA (150-250 words ). YOU COULD REFER TO AN EXISTING PROJECT OR CREATE A NEW ONE.