Essay about People Should Be Lead Like Organisims

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Running head: LEAD PEOPLE LIKE ORGANISIMS

Lead People Like Organisms Not Machines
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Biblical Application to Roman 12:7 and Exodus 18:1-27

Daniel Fields
Belhaven University
MBA 682
Principles of Executive Leadership
November 12, 2011

Leaders who desire to understand why and how people behave the way they do in the workplace must challenge his or her self to first develop an understanding of how people in an organization should be lead. To develop this understanding a leader can approach this subject by seeking to answer the question, “Should people be lead like they are machines or organisms?” Whichever side is taken to answer this question would significantly affect an individual’s ability to lead others. From an
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At some point, depending on the level, all humans can be treated the same way but at other levels all humans must be treated differently. This statement is not true for machines.
Unlike machines, people must be motivated to get them to perform the way leaders want them to. Machines can be controlled to get the exact results that a leader desires; however, human beings can not be controlled in the same manner. For example, a leader may feel that he or she is in control of human behavior by believing in the principles that (1) I know what’s right for you; (2) I have a right to tell you what’s right for you; and (3) I have a right to punish you if you don’t do what’s right for you [ (Clawson, 2009) ]. Following these principles as a leader is an extremely flawed leadership method. Why? Subordinates who feel the lack of control in their lives will perform poorly than those who don’t feel their behavior is being control by someone else; unlike machines that do not have emotions or feelings. Leaders must possess the ability to dig deeper to understand their subordinate’s VABEs. By understanding a person’s VABEs a leader become more effective because he or she will understand that one human’s behavior can not always be approached the same as another person. To prove this point one can analyze the reward/punishment model. This model suggests that everyone in…

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