Managing Organizations and Leading People Essay

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Managing Organizations & Leading People C200
Tuwanna McDaniel
WGU Student 000555757
Managing Organizations & Leading People Task 1

Managing Organizations & Leading People C200
A1. Organization Description
Describe the organization and its objectives
Youth Villages is a residential mental health treatment facility for children founded in 1986. The owner Patrick Lawler, combined two residential campuses at that time to create one Youth Villages. The company's main goal then and now is to build strong families. Over the past 30 years the company has grown tremendously and is nationally known for its great work. While it is known for its residential treatment, Youth Villages encompasses many areas. Youth Villages is made up of
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He focuses on the tasks that need to be performed in order to meet certain goals, or to achieve a certain performance standard.
1) Patrick Lawler is a positive delegator who leads by example. He will delegate any task and the authority with that task to the person most directly affected by the action. As a result of his delegation employees discover skills they were not aware of, have a chance to succeed and have the opportunity to contribute. An example of this delegation and leading by example might include his fund raising techniques. Every year the company raises money for the company. Patrick Lawler delegates all managers to present the company stats for the year to their staff. The United Way giving campaign follows this. Mr. Lawler makes it no secret he is the biggest giver in the company and he believes what the company stands for. AS a result, year after year the employees of Youth Villages are the biggest contributors to the companies United Way Campaign. He has created a standard of excellence with set examples for others to follow.
2) Patrick Lawler also shows a challenging leadership style. While he is always looking for ways to improve the organization he searches for opportunities to change the status quo. He is not afraid to take risks, as these become learning opportunities. He challenges his managers and staff to always be the leaders to the children that they want to see. He constantly pushes the

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