WORLD VIEW 6
Thehard working nature of my family has brought me this far. Its cultureclearly defines work ethics as determination and commitment tooffering me a better life. As a nurse, my mom was distant as she waseither deliberately absent or busy working in the hospital. I was incharge of house cleaning, laundry, and preparing meals as she used towork for long hours. Days would pass without parental guidance, butmy mother believed everything was well since she had trust in mycapabilities. Consequently, she set my practice of determination,self-proclaimed drive, independence, focus, and the endeavor tosucceed. My dad was a teacher, and he believed that his children hadthe ability to achieve and become whatever they desired. Suchchildhood influences have played a great impact on my life and haveguided me throughout my career. I remember creating an intense focuson education to get to college and manage my duties at home.
Sincechildhood, I have developed the theoretical view that all leaders inthe organizational world possess and uphold high ethical standards. Ihave learned to maintain a high performance and expect the best. Theneed to preserve high standards has always required that I devote mytime to focus on attaining my key objectives both while at home andin school. I believe that anyone who aspires to manage anorganization has to be willing to conduct trade-offs and sacrifice. Sacrifices are necessary facets of life since there are neversufficient resources to concentrate on other aspects outside thepursuit of my career aspirations. Besides, I believe in discipline inthe use of time as well as making difficult choices to balance thevarious aspects of life and work.
Duringmy upbringing, I have learned through experience as my mother hastaught me how to manage a meager budget. I was raised on a strictbudget that developed my abilities to stretch a dollar. I watched mymother demonstrate the capacity to sacrifice such as deciding whethershe would put fuel in the vehicle or purchase groceries for thefamily. Besides, I watched her muster funds to pay the electricitybills and meet our school fees. The ability to make harsh choicesbecame my reality as I obtained wisdom to spend money wisely. I amconfident that I would make a better manager who can budget andprovide appropriate decision making during hard times.
AssumptionsRelated To The Working World.
Ivalue the need for interdependence in organizations. Consequently, Ianticipate ensuring clear lines of communication. I understand theneed for leaders to appreciate the opinions of other members as astrategy to stimulate conversation. Besides, I expect to encouragelearning in the organizational world since it is the key toinnovation. Specifically, managers should encourage learning throughcorporate memberships as well as personal experiences. Consequently,it is imperative to create avenues of professional developmentthrough benchmarking studies, comparison studies, and conferences.
Overtime, I have learned that as a manager in the organization world, Ishould lead by example. Through my hard working culture, I have lessfear of doing what is right, even if it requires going against thegrain. Leaders have a tendency of acting in a manner that stands upfor their beliefs. They can gain followers who believe in theleader’s vision and are willing to offer help. They have theability to control people, and they achieve this by exerting powerover their followers. Consequently, leaders can achieveorganizational and personal goals.
Oneof my earliest lessons about organizational management is that Iassume to possess an interrelationship style. I believe in aconsultative form of control. In high school, I experienced asituation where people followed me, not because of the position Iheld, but for doing what is right. It was a regular day in my highschool psychology class. Our tutor suddenly asked the students tostand and face east. I still have no collection on how the activityrelated to psychology.
Myclassmates one by one stood up and faced different directions in thelecture hall. I was hesitant as I tried to retrace my internalcompass. I closed my eyes and visualized the position of the sun as Iwalked home from the gym in the evening. I also figured out theposition of the nearby highway and the location on the map. After allthe students had established their positions, I lastly took to myfeet and faced an entirely new dimension. Slowly, after realizing Iwas right, all my classmates changed their direction to match withmine. The incident indicated a sign of trust from my colleagues thatshocked the tutor. Consequently, I believe that leaders should alwaysdo what is right due to the responsibility they hold for others.
Humannature and people
Reviewof Human Nature and People
Ibelieve that people are diverse and possess a great appreciation andempathy for people from a wide range of backgrounds. My approach topeople management and leadership makes me comfortable while I workwith a diverse team. I have always held that as a good idea. Overtime, I have developed a passion for the wisdom that diversitybrings. Consequently, I believe that management should look out forpeople with extreme internal drives while hiring for theirorganizations. The right employee should have a real record ofaccomplishment and excellence that exceeds expectations.
Assumptionsabout Human Nature and People
Myparents, primarily, have influenced my view of human nature. Theygave me insights on the dynamics between people and the importance ofworking hard to ensure success. Besides, I learned how to understandpeople’s desires and aligning their needs to that of theorganization. Through hard work, my parents became successfulimmigrants to the USA despite encountering language barrier. They didnot know anyone and had no support. Furthermore, they did notunderstand the American culture, particularly, the politicsassociated with the academic world. As a young child, I would hearthem share insights about their experiences at work and some of thesuccesses and challenges they had at work. However, their persistenceand determination to survive in a foreign country have inspired me tovalue the impact of diversity.
Ibelieve that managers should have the capacity to influence peopleand make friends. During high school, I managed to read the book,‘onecity a declaration of interdependence’by Ethan Nichtern. The book provided insights on how to win friendsand influence people. It had an instant effect on me both on how toimprove my character as well as manage organizations. Most of whatEthan talks about does not appear very profound. Instead, it seemslike common sense. He emphasizes that managers should not condemn orcriticize their employees. He advocates for the need to smile andbecome genuinely interested in the employees. Besides, he advisesthat managers should consider the interrelationship that exists amonghuman beings. They should ask questions as opposed to giving directorders. I have learned that such practices are hard to put intopractice. The principles advocated for are not just a few tricks toget ahead in life but a new way of life. Personally, I trust that Iwant to live a life where I can win friends and, in particular,influence people in a good manner. I always make the effort to rereadthe book after every few months on both audiobooks and Kindle.
Theother book I have read is ‘ThinkingFast and Slow’by Daniel Kahneman. The book has taught me on the need to adopt arational culture. I believe that I have adopted a hard workingtradition that is reinforced by the ability to persevere. Myupbringing taught me how to live in good times, bad times andtransforming negative life experiences into valuable and teachablemoments as a strategy to sustain my focus. The struggle by my parentsto give me a better life has created the pressure to take advantageof all opportunities and ensure success. The process has morphed myconfidence and ambition to succeed since I not only present my hopesbut also, those of my parents.
a.After the reflection about my past life and leadership experiences, Ihave learned that I am a hard working realist who believes inequality. The experiences of my parents’ significantly influencedmy view that there should be equal chances for every individual.
b.The ability to accept diversity implies that a leader can win theconfidence of the followers by including them in decision-making.Such a democratic approach enables quick change by eliminatingchances of resistance among the supporters. Besides, to ensure aculture of innovation, it is imperative to communicate and use aconsultative approach.
c.My worldview entails the use of interrelationships and a teamworkapproach to motivate and win the influence of followers. Teamwork isan important aspect of any group. The characteristics of leaders havea significant impact on the performance of a team. I believe thatevery individual desires an opportunity to contribute to thewell-being of a group.