Sample Management Coursework Paper on Leadership, Management, and Organizational Development

Response to Post

Interactive Response

Understanding the best leadership trait s is a complex process because different characteristics work for each people. Both internal and external features can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a good leader and the impact he or she has on the followers (Bolden, 2016). For instance, post two highlights the three characteristics that the author considers essential, and these include communication, flexibility, and fellowship. The writer states that throughout his working experience as a duty sailor, he has considered the three traits the basics of an excellent leader. Generally, the article concentrates on the extrinsic factors that define frontrunners such as interactive abilities and team building.

My post, on the other hand, identifies ethics, morality, and charisma as some of the vital traits that make a good leader. All these traits are intrinsic meaning that an individual cannot be trained to have them. Essentially, they are inherent characteristics and unique to people. Equally, they help in building good interpersonal relations in the organization and reducing the risk of conflicts (Fairhurst & Connaughton, 2014). The post also mentions some of the problems supervisors experience as middle-level managers and how they affect their overall performance.

Interactive Response

Post 1 identifies honesty as one of the essential factors that describes a good leader. The author provides some of his negative experiences that shed light on how the lack of the trait may lead to poor performance in a firm. As a supervisor, in that case, I would ensure that I provide desirable working conditions for all employees by ensuring enough job allocation, proper planning, prompt communication, and appropriate performance appraisal frameworks. Doing so would ensure that aspects such as overtime working are compensated effectively and budgeted for throughout a given financial year.


Bolden, R. (2016). Leadership, management, and organizational development. In Gower handbook of leadership and management development. Routledge.

Fairhurst, G. T., & Connaughton, S. L. (2014). Leadership: A communicative perspective. Leadership10 (1).