Problems Arising from Poor Principles of Leadership
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Problems Arising from Poor Principles of Leadership
Good leadership principals are the primary tools to drive growth and get things done in any given organization. Most of those in the leadership roles may not have the ability to exploit some of the principles to help them guide their employees. Failure to do that has a direct impact on the overall performance of the company. This paper looks into some of the problems that arise if these principles are not considered in the place of work. It also highlights some of the crucial and workable solutions that can help enhance the organization’s success.
As a leader, acceptable communication practices can help pass the information and without prejudice. The way shipmaster instructed 2/O and 3/O can either give wrong information or fails to provide the information as intended. In most cases, communication may be deterred by the leaders’ ego and attitude towards the employee. The master giving instructions verbally without demonstration or showing make 2/O and 3/0 to lose the confidence in him as a leader. They will feel that they are being asked to do things that might be impossible or cannot be done by their leader. Shipmaster lack Interpersonal skills necessary for passing information. These are very crucial when communicating. Proper choice of words can carry a different message (Caldwell et al., 2017). When the shipmaster use words like pull up your socks to suggest the need for improvement can strain the relationship between him as the leader and the two employees 2/O and 3/O. People being led needs proper communication with a tone that shows that their effort is appreciated and valued. Words used should motivate and help them share the vision of their leaders (Caldwell et al., 2017). Harsh verbal communication, without example, is more of a command than a guide. All these affect the interpersonal relationship between the leader and those around him. It can result in rebellion from the demoralized employee.
As a leader, the master, when preparing C/O for a promotion, it is good to show and describe the objective and goals that the new role demands from the C/O. The master should listen to the C/O ways of doing things. Providing assignments alone might not achieve the passion and vision needed to drive business in a person’s unique position. Any leader needs to have a human heart and accommodate diverse opinions, even from the juniors (Hyun Chul Cho, 2015). That way, new ideas are brought that will compliment the policies provided by the organization. Before the shipmaster introduces new technology to help reduce paperwork, it is suitable for him as a leader to explain to the C/O what has prompted the decision and the benefits of the new technology. Failing to do that, C/O may not appreciate using them or may feel that his presence is no longer needed and set to be replaced by the new technology. Before the master introduces new technology to the C/O prior to the promotion to the shipmaster’s role, he ought to have prepared C/O to have the necessary skills for the position. The master should have also known the weaknesses of the C/O. Failure to do this as a leader, he may not understand the C/O’s abilities, and he may end up getting the work not done to the level expected. The master before picking the C/O for the promotion, a consultation is needed to get views from other crew members. He is a leader who should accommodate the contribution of other members. This way, they will be able to work as a team.
Any leader should not provide instructions without taking the lead in showing what needs to be done and how it should be done. In the first scenario of the master giving verbal instruction, it could be better to demonstrate how he expects the work to be done by 2/O and 3/O. It would motivate them and encourage them to do as their leader.

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Hyun Chul Cho. (2015). Christ-centered and outgoing: The life principle of Pope Francis and his vision of the Church. THEOLOGICAL THOUGHT, null(170), 211-246.