As I continue to prepare for my dissertation, my mind floats around the logical path of getting leaders to fully understand the value of creative facets of leadership such as appreciative inquiry and the most effective use of personality types. In my studies, I have found these two areas to be very important to the success of an organization. Similar to organized change management practices, I find that leaders often take the importance of these two valuable processes lightly. According to Maxwell (2007), if you want lasting improvement, you must rely on a process. Although these processes encourage workforce development, helps build maturity in employees, it may often be difficult to implement. A leader should not be discouraged. Maxwell (2007) later leads us through the process of the Law of Navigation where he discusses the importance of a leader carefully chartering the course of the organization. This Law of Navigation, examines the conditions before committing to the organization’s next steps. I propose that as leaders strategize their change implementations, they should consider all aspects of this law of navigation, the variables. For example, identifying personality traits prior to role selection is important to effectively executing the tasks. Not having the right people positioned may not necessarily equate to failure but may cause a delay in the process. Using Appreciative Inquiry sets the climate and using a model, such as FOURSIGHT, ensures that tasks would be assigned more appropriately.
Works Cited(n.d.). Retrieved from FourSight: https://foursightonline.com/
Maxwell, J. C. (2007). The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. New York: Harper Collins Leadership.
Thathenkery, T. (2005). Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge: Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Chang. New Mexico: Tao Institute Publications.