The first 3 weeks of MGMT300 has introduced the importance of teams and gradually goes into depth about the key concepts that contributes to creating a successful team. Week 3 moves onto the concept of leadership and the various perspectives society and your workplace has on it. With the first rollover complete by each team, we are now underway with the course and surprisingly my team have bonded, communicated and have worked well which has shown in our results with our shareholder value increasing rather than decreasing. This shows positive team work and leadership shown throughout the team and I look forward to what the rest of this semester has installed for us.
Spreier, S. W., Fontaine, M. H., & Malloy, R. L. (2006) talks about how leadership isn't always good and can be taken advantage of by those in power which is why this reading became the most interesting and eye-opener for me as a reader. I've had a lot of experience as a leader throughout my schooling years from primary school days to today as a University student. I've come across all types of leadership roles whether it be in sports or academic and I've found that this reading showed me that all members of a team can contribute equally to their team no matter your status or reputation. Spreier, S. W., Fontaine, M. H., & Malloy, R. L. (2006) emphasizes the idea the leaders who take advantage of this power can put themselves, their team and job at risk by adding negative pressure, workload or attitude towards everyone that is not needed. It is added that the different personalities a team can aqquire is vital with the way a team bonds, trust between one another and a clear understanding of the team goal/target plays a vital part to ensure positiveness and avoid conflict with each other.
MikesBikes has officially launched and given the role to be in charge of the marketing side for our business was a good challenge for me as it was my first time doing something like this. I find It a very useful activity as it gives us a taste of what it would be like in the real world working with real business decisions and how to work in a team.
Spreier, S. W., Fontaine, M. H., & Malloy, R. L. (2006). LEADERSHIP RUN AMOK. Harvard Business Review, 84(6), 72-82.