After reading chapter 13, watch Simon Sinek’s TED Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.” In this 18-minute video, Simon explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change.
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action Ted Talk (Links to an external site.)
Refer to section 13.5, “Transformational Leadership,” on pages 527-530. This section of the chapter describes transformational leadership and the four key behaviors used by transformational leaders. Watch the following 5 minute video where Kip Tindel, the founder of the Container Store discusses the firm’s compensation practices. If you like the video consider reading his book “Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives,” Kip describes his approach for building a business where everyone associated with it thrives. http://bigthink.com/think-tank/it-pays-to-pay-your-employes-well-with-ceo-kip-tindell (Links to an external site.)
Consider the text and the video and answer the following questions:
Think of someone who you consider to be an effective leader. Now, explain why you consider them to be effective.
How do effective leaders inspire others?
Explain the difference between someone who “manages” and someone who “leads.”
Describe a time you saw someone display behaviors that would be consistent with the “dark side” traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and/or psychopathy. To what extent did those traits help or hinder the person’s career success?
Describe a person who you consider to be transformational leader—either people you know from your own work experiences or people you have learned about through the business press. What aspects of their leadership style would classify them as a transformational leader?
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