Solved: Promoting Ideas and Team Building-Power, Influence, and Leadership

REQUIREMENTS RUBRIC COMPETENCIES 433.1.5 : Innovation and Decision Making The graduate recommends effective strategies for promoting innovative solutions in specified decision-making processes. 433.1.6 : Organizational Change The graduate incorporates strategies that leverage change within an organization’s culture in efforts to build commitment and buy-in for a specified task or project. 433.1.7 : Power and Influence The graduate integrates strategies to address competing sources of power and influence into efforts to overcome obstacles to the successful completion of a specified task or project. 433.1.8 : Conflict Management The graduate justifies the use of specific conflict management strategies as a means of maximizing results for all relevant stakeholders. INTRODUCTION In this task, you will select and explain your chosen communication strategies and leadership styles, evaluate how effective these strategies are in promoting and encouraging innovative thinking solutions, build team commitment and buy-in, and demonstrate your self-awareness as a leader within the organization. As a leader, you need to align yourself with the mission of the organization you work for while also helping to define the organization’s philosophy. You must be aware of both your own leadership style and how it integrates with the social dynamics of your team. You and your team are responsible for developing common goals, ownership of your work, a collaborative approach to producing results, clean communication, healthy conflict resolution approaches, and strong trust within the team. This assessment will help you determine your preferred leadership style and how to apply that within the organization you choose to work for. SCENARIO You have been hired as the new CIO at a local IT company. As CIO, you are expected to build a team of IT leaders who are empowered to inspire their teams and deliver results through an organizational culture of trust and respect. Part of the on boarding for this role is articulating your leadership approach and demonstrating self-awareness in identifying how purposeful interactions and decision making will set up your teams for success.