Module 1 Case
Use the readings and videos as references to write a 3- to 4-page paper (excluding title page and reference list) that includes the following components:
Definition of leadership (in your own words)
Definition of management (in your own words)
Describe the difference between leadership and management.
Use the Madsen (2015) reading to discuss the common mistakes a manager makes and how a leader avoids these mistakes.
Use the English (2007) reading to discuss how graduate study helps a manager, or partial leader, become a proficient leader.
Use the Starr (2017) and Stein (2014) articles to discuss how a teacher and administrator demonstrates leadership (vs. management) traits.
Your Learning Objectives
Explain why people tend to view the world from a single perspective and why viewing any situation in this way leads to a limited understanding of the situation.
Describe the concept of reframing, or viewing situations in diverse ways, and the benefits of reframing.
Complete a self-assessment of your leadership orientation and interpret the results.
Consider the following questions (and take notes) while you read the chapter:
Why do people tend to view the world from a single perspective?
How does viewing the world from a single perspective limit our understanding of situations?
What are the benefits of reframing?
Read: Chapter 1: Introduction the Power of Reframing (p. 3–22) in:
Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2013). Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Next, complete the Leadership Orientations self-assessment at: http://www.leebolman.com/Leadership%20Orientations.pdf
Write a 2- to 3-page paper (excluding title page and reference list) that includes the following components:
Discussion of the benefits of reframing
A brief description of your leadership orientation results
Reflection on your leadership orientation results. Complete the following statements:
In order to get ahead in organizations, I always…
As a leader, I like to…
When faced with conflict, I usually…
My strengths as a manager include…
Reflect on how reframing may be useful to you in your current role as a leader or manager.
How might reframing support student success or employee success in your current or future educational setting?