Patsy M. Mendoza
Professor: Kevin McKenzie
August 21, 2013
Organizational leaders are expected to create realistic visions for their companies and the employees they guide, but these visions often have characteristics or properties that differ. There is, therefore, the realization that there is no one best leadership style to guide employees toward accomplishing organizational goals.
Analyze the leadership style(s) of a senior executive (CEO, CFO, COO, Director, etc.) in your current or previous organization who made a positive or negative impact on you.
I am currently employed at the Camden City School District. I work in the Business and Finance Department. The Business Administrator is the senior executive in our department. He is a people-oriented leader. With this type of leadership, leaders are focused on organizing, supporting, and developing the people on their teams (Mindtools.com, 1996-2013). The Camden City School District Business Administrator takes the time to organize each department within the Business and Finance office. He has ensured that everyone understands their assigned duties and provides training to all of his employees within the department. He is always encouraging everyone in the department and helps us work out whatever issues we may be having with our tasks. He is friendly and approachable and is always concerned with everyone on his team.
I began my career at the Camden City School District in 2007 in the Office of Human Resources. In July of 2012, I was promoted to the Business and Finance Department. At that time, we had a Business Administrator who was more of a dictator and had no people skills. Our current Business Administrator began in January of 2013. Since that time, he has been a bright light in our department because of his leadership skills. He makes the employees in that department want to work and more productive. We truly feel like we...