Prejudice Can Be Hurtful and Destructive Example. Essay

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ROBERT KENNEDY COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA | ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS | MID-TERM ASSIGNMENT |

2/18/2013 |

Question 1
Understanding Human Behavior is critical to organizations - discuss the benefits of self evaluation/self assessment as it related to leaders today.
Self-evaluation or “self-leadership” (Runn, 2011) forms a critical part of a leaders repertoire and some key blocks of the foundation for this persons leadership. If someone can ultimately say that they fully understand themselves, they will find it much easier to understand others around them.
Self-evaluation is an ongoing activity that leaders must use to identify their strength and weakness to work towards of improvement.
Kaplan (Kaplan, Robert S.;,
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Self-assessment has given to leaders’ better vision and focuses more on organizational goals. They have been improving empathy and coaching of the staffs being accepted as great leader.
Whenever we understand ourselves, we are able to share idea and let others accept the changes without many resistance and we create followers. These are beneficial on personal and organizational level. By understanding themselves, they are creating a stable base to work from, and also helping others understand themselves. This is where the significant benefit will arise from. It is not from one leader, but from the vision and leadership they share, and openly distribute among their peers and subordinates. By allowing individuals all around them to gain the same understanding we are forming a cluster of stability, strength, drive, passion and most importantly a culture which feeds on the outcomes.

Question 2

Prejudice can be hurtful and destructive - discuss how you can personally reduce prejudice in your workplace - please provide an example.

Allport (Allport, 1991) define prejudice as an antipathy based on faulty and inflexible generalization. It may be felt or expressed. It may be directed toward a group or an individual of that group.
Clawson (Clawson & Bryan, 1990) affirm Prejudice revolve around strong feelings; prejudices thrive in the context of the past and begin to wilt in the light of new and broader experience. Avoiding address prejudice it’s to

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