In multiple professions, leaders might lead in one situation, but follow in another. For example, a manager might lead a specific team but still report up to a director, or a member of upper management, in a follower capacity. Consider what you read in the module resources, then consider your own past and current roles. Describe a time when you were a leader or a follower on a team in a given situation.
In your initial post, do the following:
- In the subject line of your post, indicate whether you are providing an example of yourself as a leader or a follower.
- Briefly describe the situation.
- Indicate why you feel you were either a leader or a follower in the given situation.
Respond to at least two of your peers. If you gave an example of yourself as a follower, try to respond to someone who gave an example as a leader, and vice versa. Then, take the position of someone on the team in a leader or follower role and discuss the following:
- Identify your role as either a leader or a follower.
- Discuss the impact your role would have on the situation and the team.
Your active participation in the discussions is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions will help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts of the course. These discussions give you a chance to express your own thoughts, ask questions, and gain insight from your peers and instructor.
For each discussion, you must create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, do the following:
Write a post of 1 to 2 paragraphs.In Module One, complete your initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.In Modules Two through Eight, complete your initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.Consider content from other parts of the course where appropriate. Use proper citation methods for your discipline when referencing scholarly or popular sources.
For your response posts, do the following:
Reply to at least two classmates outside of your own initial post thread.In Module One, complete your two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.In Modules Two through Eight, complete your two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.Demonstrate more depth and thought than saying things like “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in the discussion prompt.