This week in Management 300, was a crucial point in time to show how we can shine and perform as a team. It was our first chance to work together and set a benchmark for how the rest of the semester should go in regards to MikesBikes. It was important for everyone to understand his or her roles and responsibilities so we could be organised for Thursday’s first rollover, and I feel we did this exceptionally. This weeks reading has been about leadership, its levels and how to balance it amongst a team. So far we have set about identifying peoples strengths and using them to our advantage, the expectations everyone has for one another and we helped people with any weaknesses that they have, by our own imputing advice.
In the reading by Jim Collins about level 5 leadership: The triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve, he explains that there is a hierarchy of capabilities and each level is between good and great for a organisation. Looking at the 5 levels I feel we definitely have a members of the group at level 1, which means they make productive contributions with their talents, skills and work ethic. We also have people who are level 2 members, this means they focus on contributing to the overall achievement of group objectives.
At this stage we are getting along fine without any one member being at level 3,4 or 5. Currently we are all learning from each other and seeing how we can all contribute as a group. I feel as time goes on we will all develop into higher levels than we already are. But for now we are just starting out and trying to agree on decisions as a team. My hope this semester is for MikesBikes to be a tool for everyone to hone their skills in on for it to be a chance to increase our leadership characteristics individually and as a group.