Think about the organization you currently work for – or reflect on one that you worked for in the past. In the first paragraph explain the kind of leadership you observed within the organization. Did the leaders exemplify a participative style, where you and your colleagues were encouraged to provide, opinions, input and even assist with decision-making? Or, is/was it driven by a transformational leader whose vision is a driving factor and whose motivational skills make people loyal to the organization? Or, is/was the leader’s style authoritarian and maybe even coercive?
In the second and third paragraphs, explain if the organization’s culture was a reflection of its leadership. Did you see a connection – or not – between the kind of leadership you observed among the organization’s managers and leaders and an environment that either made you enjoy going to work each day or caused you to dread the thought of waking up on weekdays?