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Bus 150 Assignment 2

Management Perspectives on Leadership & Motivation


This is an assignment completed in two teams of two (4 people in total).
Each pair is to conduct a 15 - 20 minute, in-person interview of a leader in one of
these industries:
Public organizations

Faith/religion

Not for profit (e.g. charities/coops)

Health care

Private/entrepreneurial

Indigenous/ First Nations

Arts and entertainment

Political

Community

Sports

Education

Tourism

Each pair is to decide who you will interview. Conduct preliminary research into the
organization prior to your interviews so that you have an understanding of what the
organization represents and what they value.
Remember that you are representing Camosun College and the School of Business;
professionalism is expected. Identify yourself as a first year business student and
inform them that the interview is being conducted for educational purposes. Ensure
that you have the interviewees permission to use their name and answers in your
analysis or ask if they prefer to remain anonymous.
How to get a good mark on this assignment:
A complete overview and post-interview reflection of each leader is included.
Both pair interviews are summarized in the Interview Summary Table identifying
each leader/student names. Identify and integrate Chapter 8 and 9 theories,
concepts into your table.
Provide a one to two page summary of what the four of you learned about
leadership, power, trust and motivation and the current issues that were
identified during your interviews.
o Apply Chapter 8 and 9 theories, concepts, etc. into your
summary.
o Ensure that you compare and contrast the similarities and
differences between the two leaders as part of your summary.
Be sure to include an appropriate cover page and table of contents.
Submission is professionally presented with no spelling or grammatical errors.
Apply APA referencing where appropriate.

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Use the marking rubric as a guideline to ensure that all components of this
assignment have been completed.

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Assignment 2 Interview Tips
Before you make contact with your potential leader; carefully review the tips on this
sheet.
Plan
Use your network to create a list of potential leaders. Ensure that the leader
represents one of the industries identified on page one.
Do a brief research of the organization so that you have a general idea of what your
leaders responsibilities are.
Review the questions that you will ask during the interview. You may want to jot down
some key words from Chapters 8 and 9 in case the interviewer needs any clarification
on the questions being asked.
The Cold Call

Write a telephone script.


Call and ask for the person with whom you want to meet.
Introduce yourself and be specific about the purpose of your call.
Request an appointment.
Indicate the amount of time you would like. (15-20 minutes)
Confirm and write down the date, time, and place of your appointment.
Thank the person for the opportunity to interview them.

The Interview

Dress as you would for a job interview.


Take a folder with you containing pen/pencil, paper, and your list of questions
Arrive on time, but no more than 10 minutes early.
Be friendly and polite with everyone you encounter in the organization.
Introduce yourself, state your purpose and thank the person for giving you his/her
time.
Begin asking your interview questions; let the discussion flow naturally.
Take notes.
Stick within the allotted time for the interview. If the interview is going longer than
the allotted time, check that additional time is all right.
Obtain a business card or their contact information.
Thank the person for his/her time.

Follow Up
Optional: send a brief thank you note or email. Check your BUS 130 textbook for the
appropriate format.

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Questions to Ask
1. How would you describe your basic
leadership style? What is one example of how you
demonstrate this?

Democratic and situational Autocratic.


Example:
Democratic- creating get-together situation.
Autocratic- Directing employees on what to do and how it should be
done.

2. In your opinion, what is the difference


between a manager and a leader, or is there one?

Leader has a vision and manager puts that vision into play.

3. What is one characteristic/trait that you


believe every leader should possess?
Patience

4. What is the one behaviour or trait you


have seen derail a leaders career?

Hungry for power because power corrupts. Ex- Politics.

5. What sort of power or authority do you


use to motivate or influence others?
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Making sure that I hear them.
Asking for ideas,.
Engage employees in decision making.

6. How do you keep your employees


involved and motivated?

Understand their job.


Creating opportunity or environment to get involved outside the work.
Understanding basic needs.

7. In your organization, what specific traits or


characteristics do you see as important in developing employees
trust?

Delivering my word.
Being timely.

8. Why is it important for your employees to


trust you?

By the end of the day it's all about the "Integrity" of the organization.
Validity.

9. What advice would you give someone going


into a leadership or management position for the first time?

Keep learning because it takes time to settle down.


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Don't be scared of making mistakes.
Accept and correct mistakes.

10.
What do you see as some current
issues in leadership either personally or generally?

Critical thinking.
Ability to be and being confident.
Roles and responsibility.

A) Do you accept criticism and why?

Yes but not so good because I think I keep making excuses if I accept criticism.

B) What defines you as a boss or individual?

My integrity.

5 characteristics of a great leader by Kelly Mann.

Love your team.


Give praise.
Seldom use your power.
Surround yourself with rock stars.
Cast your vision.

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Pair 1
Each team pair is required to complete Sections 1 and 2 of this form. Provide a
solid rationale as to why you view this person as a leader. Begin to apply concepts and
theories from Chapters 8 and 9.

Section 1 - Overview
Leader Name:
Student Names:

Kelly Mann
Sagar Sujendra and Himanshu Vasudev

Email address: kellym@bcgames.org


Name of
Organization:

BC Games Society

Position or Title:

President and CEO

One paragraph summary of why you chose to interview this individual:


Universally we see leader's in two roles either Autocratic or Democratic but when
we met Kelly Mann for the first time he said he believes in Democratic but posses
Autocratic, which depends on situation of directing his employees on what to do
and how to do (Being confident and strict). Which we generally don't see a leader
saying that he posses autocratic style of leadership.

Section 2 Pair 1 Post Reflection - Two paragraphs


1. What conclusions can you make about the individuals leadership style?
Kelly Mann's leadership style is a mixture of both Democratic and situational
Autocratic because he often follows these basic principles:
Focus on situation, issue or behavior not on the person.
Maintain the self-confidence and self-esteem of others.
Maintain constructive relationships with your employees, peers
and managers.
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Take initiative to make things better.
Lead by example.
His favorite quote: "My first rule for success is show up on time. My second rule for
success is follow rule no. 1."

2. How does s/he motivate others within the organization?


He engages his employees in decision making, he is always open to new ideas and he
understands the basic requirements of his employees.

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Pair 2
Each team pair is required to complete Sections 1 and 2 of this form. Provide a
solid rationale as to why you view this person as a leader. Begin to apply concepts and
theories from Chapters 8 and 9.

Section 1 - Overview
Leader Name:
Student Names:
Email address:
Name of
Organization:
Position or Title:
One paragraph summary of why you chose to interview this individual:

Section 2 Pair 2 Post Reflection - Two paragraphs


1. What conclusions can you make about the individuals leadership style?

2. How does s/he motivate others within the organization?

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Section 3 -- INTERVIEW SUMMARY TABLE
Complete the following table for each of the leaders that you interviewed.
Integrate Chapters 8 and 9 leadership and motivation theories and concepts into your
summaries.
Criteria

Leader 1 Name/Student
Names
Mixture of both Autocratic and
Democratic style.

Leadership
What leadership style/s were
identified? How does their
particular style fit in with the
theories discussed in Chapter 8?

Does the interviewee consider


themselves more of a manager or
a leader?

What characteristics/traits were


identified as important?

He encourage his employees in


decision making which boost the
morale of his employeesDemocratic.
He is confident on what he is doing
and always ready to lead by
example- Autocratic

A leader. He believes there is a


leadership quality in every
individual, just need to bring that
out.

Patience, casting his vision and


Humility

What characteristics/traits could


potentially damage a leaders
career?

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Leader 2 Name/Student
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Hungry for power

Power
What sources of power does the
interviewee use?

Position power (reward,


coercive, legitimate)
Personal power (expert,
referent)

Motivation
How does this individual motivate
his/her employees? Theories?
(apply Chapter 9)

Personal Power

Maslow's Hierarchy of needs theory


is the best example.
He starts understanding what it
takes to motivate from the ground
level.

Developing Trust

Integrity of the organization.

Dimensions of trust which ones


were identified? What other traits
or characteristics were
mentioned?

Validity.
Delivering what he says.

Accept mistakes and correct it.

Advice and Current Issues


What advice did this individual
suggest?

Don't be scared of making mistakes.


Keep learning.

What current issues were


identified?
Critical thinking.
Ability to be or being confident.
Roles and responsibility that needs
to be addressed.

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Section 4 Team Summary Report

Refer to your Summary Table to complete this section. Provide a one to two page
single- spaced summary about what the four of you learned from this assignment
about leadership, power, motivation, and trust from your leadership interviewees
and from Chapters 8 and 9. Summarize the current issues in leadership and
motivation for todays leaders and managers. Ensure that you compare and
contrast the similarities and differences between the leader(s) as part of your
summary.
In the final part of your team summary, list your ten (10) takeaway statements
(most important information that you learned). These statements should include
reference to the following course material from the corresponding chapters applied
in this assignment:

Theories of Leadership
Managing Power
Theories of Motivation
Developing Trust in the organization
Current issues facing todays leaders and managers

Point form is acceptable; however, use appropriate headings to ensure readability.


Use appropriate APA format when referencing the textbook or other sources in your
assignment.

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