Example two is his handling of the staff that was being sent from the purporting units. He found that the units where not sending their best staff and instead was sending the least motivated troops. “Either because they were not convinced that the evacuation was a crucial mission or simply because they did not want to detract from their ongoing operations by spending energy on it. ” (Loafer) He was disappointed in what he found so he devised a plan to get the personnel he needed.
First he instructed his team leaders to identify those least suitable for the mission, second he asked all Of the feeder units for highly qualified troops which was met with resistance and stats he went to his superior and advised him that “Without the personal involvement and commitment to the mission on the part of the commanders of the dispatching units, we have no chance of succeeding. “(l_Auber) The pro to this example is that they got better leaders. The con is that it took more time to get the leadership formed.
Example three is came after a meeting with a citizen, Erik Harp, where he learned that the citizen would have a hard time leaving the house from where he had a shrine for his daughter that was killed by terrorists two years earlier. Through this encounter he determined that he “could have a successful operation with solders of average quality, but not with squad leader of average quality’. (Loafer) This also brought him to increase the training of the squad leaders to improve their communication and to read each situation as a unique problem.
These examples show that Lit Colonel Yarn has a Lateral Influencing leadership style, which can be described as “emphasizing teamwork, team building and decision making. ” 2) Analyze the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Daniel exhibited as he kook center stage to lead this complex military operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior, assessing the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response.
Example One Of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel was a convening of the top military and police psychologists “with the objective of expressing and listening to their different opinions about the potential problems expected in the evacuation project. ” (Loafer) The pro is that he got a lot of different options to choose from. The con is he had to make sure he had the right mix of experts. If he only had one side then the options would have been limited to what he wanted.
Example two is came after the meeting where he effectively coined the term “with determination and sensitivity. ” Coining of this term gave the mission a clear and concise message. A pro to this is having a message that everyone could use to keep the mission focused. Example three was establishing a “team of leading psychologists who would help the commanding officers Of the various units to combine the operational aspects of the disengagement project with its ‘softer’ aspects. Loafer) With his efforts he understood that this was a military operation and it would be unlike anything that the soldiers and police had ever encountered and therefore had to be handled differently than an enemy engagement. By understanding that this is a different type of mission he was able to show everyone why and how to make it a peaceful evacuation instead of a Military removal.
These examples show that Lit Colonel Daniel has a bottom-up consultative approach, which is he “obtains others’ opinions and acts as the servant for the team. Compare and contrast the leadership styles of Lieutenant Colonel Yarn and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel. Provide three (3) examples of the similarities and differences between these project leaders, and discuss how each leader might address contemporary leadership issues and challenges in Israel today. Their styles have one similarity, they both emphasize teamwork. Lieutenant Colonel Yarn tried to enhance teamwork by presenting the vision of the mission to his peers. Where Lieutenant Colonel Daniel fostered teamwork by gathering his peers for a think tank.
Both leader knew that they had to have the best personnel to make the mission as success. Lit. Cool. Daniel had this feeling from the onset of the mission and Yarn came to this after the meeting with Erik. They differ in that Yarn wanted to inform and empower his peers to make informed decisions on their own once they have engaged with their units. But Daniel wanted to empower himself and to develop a plan from the psychologists’ viewpoint. I feel that both leaders would follow a similar path now in Israel as they did in this case.
Although think they would put more thought into how terrorist could influence the move, as the terror threat is greater now than at the time of this case, both from inside Israel and outside. 4) Discuss Lieutenant Colonel Yarn and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel interrelationship using Jung theory and the four (4) personality traits. Provide three (3) examples of how Lieutenant Colonel Yarn and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel personality and leadership style might enhance or hinder team performance for the complex military operation in this case study. According to Junk’s theory Lit.
CO Yarn is Introverted. When the mission came up Lit Cool Yarn jumped at the opportunity even though he had no knowledge of how to achieve the mission. Yarn “perceived it as a personal challenge. ” (Loafer) When the task of build the battalion came up Yarn used his on intuition to decide on the makeup of the unit. When Yarn encountered one on the evacuees and was struck by the comments the evacuee had made about the mission, he made an on the spot assessment that only squad leaders would knock on doors. Then according to Junk’s theory Lit Cool Daniel is Extroverted.