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Group Work - Summative Response
Liberty University
BMAL 501: Strategic Leadership and Management
Dr. Douglas Veatch
October 16, 2020
Group Work - Summative Response
Working on groups assignments is challenging. It requires trusting your teammates. Trust
is the willingness of a party to be vulnerable to the actions of another party on the expectation
that they will perform a particular action important to the trustor (Satterlee, 2018, p. 5). When
groups collaborate in an online format it makes it even more difficult because of the impersonal
nature of online learning. Deadlines and due dates are coordinated via electronic means and
therefore seem detached from the group members. Constant communication is essential to
activate team members who may be less enthused to participate in the team process.
I have taken away from this group experience during this class that perseverance is
important. During the class, many life events happened to me, our classmates and team members.
This resulted in my group starting with five-member group but finishing with a two-member
team. I took away the lesson of understanding faith in God to lead us through whatever the world
wants to bring our way, even as we pray for strength for our team members to finish with the
Resilient Leaders
Resilient leaders must be selfless in action and thought. It must not be about them in
relation to organizational management or the performance of organizational citizenship
behaviors. Selflessness in a leader is about putting the organizational collective need and that of
the people that we lead ahead of our own. Historys worst leaders never learned to follow, as a
result, they became tyrants, making the lives of their own followers miserable (Hyatt, 2016).
Organizational citizenship behaviors may be driven by selfless and self-serving motives (Donia
et al., 2015), the former is more desirable.
As leaders when we lose integrity, we have lost probably the most important
characteristic that we need to lead organizations without force or coercion. The meaning of
integrity within the normative view explicitly includes morality and ethics and is labelled ‘moral
integrity’ within leadership literature, which is to preclude immoral or amoral ideals and values
(Fukukawa, 2018, p. 254). Leading organizations through any crisis needs integrity of leadership
to affirm confidence in staff ability, dedication, and integrity as well as their ability to come out
stronger. Major General Dees in his book talks about watertight integrity of the ship
compartments that protect the whole ship from the impact of a flood (p. 81). It is that type of
watertight integrity that leaders need to get their organizations to follow them with loyalty.
Finally, wisdom is the bridge between the character to lead an organization and the
competence to execute in the role of leader. Wise leaders must also be aware of their own
inadequacies as this enables them to refuse the falsehood of perfection and facilitating their
candidness as a leader (Dees, 2013).
Successful organizational leadership is intimately connected to management competency,
for without competent managers several companies and corporations have been run into
bankruptcy. Proverbs 3: 13-14 says Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold” (New
International Version). This means that organization staff with wisdom are more valuable and
profitable than those without them. Our people are our greatest assets.