'Encouraging the Heart' Narrative Essay by Writing Specialists

'Encouraging the Heart'
This paper discusses the management of the Your Health Foods and Products company while examining the beliefs of James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner in the book "Encouraging the Heart".
# 92787 | 1,508 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , English (Analysis)

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In this article, the writer examines the Your Health Foods and Products company and looks at the management style of manager Laura Johnson. While looking at this company, the writer explores the opinions and principles of James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner, as demonstrated in their book "Encouraging the Heart". The writer notes that the two management principles that are most clearly part of Ms. Johnson's success strategy include setting clear standards and expecting excellence. Further, the writer points out that another quality that makes Ms. Johnson such an excellent leader is the fact that she absolutely believes in her values, her company, her products and her employees.

From the Paper:

"According to James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner, it is vitally important to have a set of commonly-held, cherished standards throughout the company. Standards are built upon values and principles. An interesting element of values that Kouzes & Posner address in their work is the fact that company standards, values and principles also work closely together with personal standards, values and principles. According to the authors, it is therefore essential that each employee's personal values be as close to the company's set of principles as possible. In order to effectively lead such a team, the manager should set an example by matching her own set of values and principles to those of the company. The concept of unity is important: employees and managers alike should unite to passionately adhere to the set of standards for the company."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kouzes, James M. & Posner, Barry Z. (2003) Encouraging the Heart. Jossey - Bass.
  • Walton, Richard E. (1975) "Criteria for Quality of Working Life." In The Quality of Working, Volume I: problems, Prospects and the State of the Art, Louis E. Davis & Albert B. Cherns, eds. NY: The Free Press. pp. 93-97

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