After reading Chapter 3, The Skills Approach, please discuss the following questions on Case C3.1: a Strained Research Team on page 128 in our text Leadership:
Based on the skills approach, how would you assess Dr. Wood’s leadership and his relationship to the members of the Elder Care Project team? Will the project be successful?
Based on readings, does Dr Wood have the skills necessary to be an effective leader of the research team?
The skills model describes three important competencies for leaders: problem solving skills, social judgment skills and knowledge. If you were to coach Dr Wood using this model, what competencies would you address with him? What changes would you suggest that he make in his leadership?