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Leadership And Control Reflection

This reflective report focuses on the process of competitor analysis for the UCLAN Leadership Hub project, including the formation and organization of the group, choice of host organization, evolution of roles, handling relationships with the host organization, problem resolution, and lessons learned.

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Leadership And Control Reflection

This reflective report focuses on the process of competitor analysis for the UCLAN Leadership Hub project, including the formation and organization of the group, choice of host organization, evolution of roles, handling relationships with the host organization, problem resolution, and lessons learned.

   Added on 2022-08-12

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Leadership and Control Reflection
Name of the Student
Name of the University
Author note
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Recently I was participating in a group project with eight other group members. The
project was about the competitor analysis of UCLAN leadership hub. We were divided into
teams and roles are assigned to each group. My role is an analyst and I am accompanied by other
member of the analyst group named Arshak. The project is being performed under the authority
of UCLAN University. UCLAN University is going to build a leadership hub. In this project we
are currently working on competitor analysis for leadership hub. As of now, the identification of
client’s data and market competitors has been done with detailed information about competitors.
As we have come across these multiple activities of data gathering and research, we had hold
meetings for data accumulation, progress update, work process synchronization and other
Reflective practice has multiple benefits that includes increasing self-awareness,
enhancing emotional intelligence, developing better understanding about the surroundings,
enhancing decision making capabilities and even enhancing the overall efficiency to work
(Johnston 2017). In this reflective paper, I am going to reflect about a particular incident
happened in the meetings of the above discussed project. The purpose of this reflective essay is
to reflect on my leadership capacity and communication skill being a part of a collective project
work. This reflective paper consists of four major sections in order to critically reflect on the
incident as well as my leadership capability and further scope of improvement. These four major
parts are Incident, Interpretation, Evaluation and Outcome (Castelli 2016). In incident section the
incident on which I am going to reflect will be presented. After that in the interpretation section
my leadership style will be critically analyzed and interpreted under the light of the incident. In
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evaluation section the interpretation will be evaluated followed by the outcome where the
outcome of this project will be discussed.
As I have realized from the day one, a project work needs collaboration and collective
effort from every members, I have been committed myself to the project activities as well as
communication procedures such as meetings (Burke 2013). However, from the day one I found
that Arshak and Mohmadwere not actively working in the group with collective effort and
collaboration as they should be. More surprisingly, they were even continuously absent for team
meetings from the initiation meeting where we bring out our through and agendas to handle this
project. I have also found that not only they are not actively working in group, but also they are
not aware of what are the objectives, mission, visions of or projects. In other words, they really
do not know what is going in project and what type of activities we are going through. I do not of
if they are taking updates by calling any of our group members, but as much as I perceived, they
are not pulling their weights in this project. By getting disappointed on their carelessness and
withdrawal attitude our Project managers are not properly communicating with Arshak and
Mohmad. As much as I have understood their motives, probably they are feeling that Arshak and
Mohmad are not contributing enough in this project to be informed.
After getting agitated and curious as well in this matter, I felt that perhaps I could
communicate with them to solve this problem. Accordingly I called them personally and spoke
with them and asked about why they are not turning up for the meetings and why they are not
properly participating in this project. Initially they were not ready to discuss their thoughts with
details. However, I assured them that I would not be going to discuss about their perspectives
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and shared information with anyone else. Finally they agreed to share their thoughts and
perception with me regarding this project and why they are not actively participating in this
project. I found that they have some wrong perception as well as grievance regarding their
previous projects. They have also misunderstood the significance of the collective association in
this project. I tried to understand their concerns and tried to solve those issues. Finally I made
them agreed to the point that they are going to participate in next meeting. I have asked every
group member to post their availability teams application and I have been finally able to plan a
team meeting.
As per the above discussed incident and my involvement in that incident it can be said
that I have shown some leadership skill to make those team members reengaged in the project.
The application of leadership skill served very effective role in this situation and I finally became
able to change their misperception and misunderstandings. In order to interpret my activities and
the outcomes in this incident, understanding of the basic leadership styles is necessary. In the
field of organizational management and psychology there are many theories that conceptualized
different leadership styles (Dinh et al. 2014). Some of these theories are Lewin’s leadership
theory, Path-Goal theory of leadership, Emotional leadership theory, Flamholtz and Randle's
Leadership Style Matrix and many more (Antonakis and House 2014). Each of these leadership
theories presents different sets of leadership styles. In many cases, multiple leadership theories
talk about a particular leadership style in different name. Henceforth, considering all the
leadership theories and all the leadership styles eight major leadership styles can be identified
namely Autocratic Leadership, Bureaucratic Leadership, Democratic leadership, Laissez-fair
Delegative Leadership, Charismatic Leadership, Transformational leadership, Transactional
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