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In this paper, the writer explains that, during his senior year in high school, he was chosen to be captain of the football team, where he received his first opportunity to apply his leadership skills. The writer then describes and analyzes his individual leadership strengths and problem solving skills in this team situation, especially in a conflict scenario. The paper concludes that, in this case, where group members must give-in to other members at the expense of their own goals to achieve the goal of winning, the accommodating conflict style is the best approach to leadership.
From the Paper:"We were stuck in a destructive conflict, with all the characteristics of destructive conflict visible and running rampant between upperclassmen and underclassmen. Upon personal reflection, I realized the conflict between upper and lower classmen was based on pride, both sides being sensitive to disrespects and feeling worthy of respect, and coming into conflict when they did not effectively extend or receive the respect in what is invariably a two way avenue of communication which was now severely blocked by tension. To address this and turn the pride of all members of the team into a constructive conflict, I began to open the lines of communication.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Engelberger, Isa and Wynn, Dianna. Working in Groups: Communication Principles And Strategies: Fourth Edition. 2007: Allyn and Bacon Englewood New Jersey.
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