In this article written by W.C.H. Prentice the key point that the author is highlighting is that Leadership is the accomplishment of a goal through the direction of human assistants. Prentice believed that if a Leader can get to understand his fellow workers through communication and …show more content…
If these traits exist they will illuminate through the team and become the culture within the group. It is important that I as a leader would recognise my own leadership style and how this affects the team. I feel as I manage a team in an open environment the team’s perception of me becomes even more important.
Troubles of a Subordinate
Prentice beliefs that it is not easy to be a subordinate and the reason for this would be the main factor of the psychological difficulty of being a subordinate. Many subordinates belief if they take orders from another it limits the scope of their independent decisions and judgement. I would agree with this statement from Prentice as it is important to find the balance of dependence and independence which actually suits their needs. To ensure that a subordinate does not feel inferior it is important for them to know that there are not considered inferior but are accepted as equals but at the same time a leader should be able to exert authority when appropriate. It is important for a leader to understand that certain subordinates will have a need to be able make decisions and have a certain level of independence without the fear of retribution if an error occurs. I feel within the Barry Group these issues can limited or reduced with the existence of Team Meetings, Individual Meetings & a comprehensive appraisal / performance management process. As a manager with years of management experience I feel that I