Essay Team Leadership

Submitted By sheriseh
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Manager of the Curriculum and
Instructional Designer Department
December 7, 2013
Instructor Name

Dear Mr. Harris, I would like to thank you for believing in me and allowing me the opportunity to become the manager of the Curriculum and Instructional Designer Department. I am sure that marketing and selling the new preschool curriculum will be a challenge but a success. The team and I have already collaborated on the approaches that will be taken to market and sell the new curriculum. The assignments for each team member will be assigned as followed:
I am a believer that great leaders are made and not born. I am innovative, individualistic, versatile, and entrepreneurial. Strategic planning and marketing the new preschool curriculum will be my main focus, as well being the department manager. Team members will report to me on a daily basis, and turn in daily reports on contacts and progress.
______ is realistic, logical, analytical, and decisive and being business oriented comes to him naturally. He prefers to work in an organization environment and to be a group leader. Steven’s responsibilities will be to strategize and come up with successful ideas of how the curriculum will be marketed and sold. Names _____ and ____ are oriented, creative, and highly optimistic. They possess the abilities to research and mediate conflict. Vickie and Suzanne will research the different non-profit organization that have Head Start , visit them and set up appointments for the team to have a round table meeting with the organizations.

Leadership Theories The two styles of leadership theories I plan on executing are: “Relationship theories, also known as transformational theories, focus upon the connections formed between leaders and followers. Transformational leaders motivate and inspire people by helping group members see the importance and higher good of the task. These leaders are focused on the performance of group members, but also want each person to fulfill his or her potential. Leaders with this style often have high ethical and moral standards” (Cherry, 2013). It is important that the team understands that without their full potential being put forth our team will fail. The team will work along aside of me as counterparts and will reap the benefits of working on my team. Last but not least, “Participative leadership theories suggest that the ideal leadership style is one that takes the input of others into account. These leaders encourage participation and contributions from group members and help group members feel more relevant and committed to the decision- making process. In participative theories, however, the leader retains the right to allow the input of others” (Cherry, 2013). The team members will be allowed to vote on relevant decisions,