Leadership Styles with a Federal Human Resource Agency
Tiffany Cooper, MA
What We Do
My current organization manages and provides technical and operational leadership for the Civilian Personnel Operations Center. In this capacity represents the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army and Civilian Personnel Operations Center Management Agency position before Army Commanders, Civilian Personnel Advisory Centers, Major Army Commands, installation Judge Advocates General and Equal Employment Opportunity Offices, individual employees, applicants, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Furthermore, the organization establishes and executes programs designed to provide ...view middle of the document...
Lastly, serves as the authenticating official for all personnel actions within the serviced area.
Leadership Styles Melting Pot
Situational leadership is the most appropriate in the support services function of the organization. The leader is required to apply different skills under different circumstances. Being that my division deals with the organization’s fiscal needs’ it is imperative for the team and senior leadership to be able to adjust. Situational leadership, or the balancing of relationships and tasks, seems to be a delicate leadership practice (Hickman, 2010). However, the human resources function, which is the majority of the organization, should be most effective while utilizing team leadership. The human resource specialists should have the necessary skills to handle each team members’ personality and needs, and the needs of the group. High-quality intra-relationships lead to a more effective team and a more productive work environment. Both styles should focus in on the elements tasks, intentions, and consequences.
Transformational leadership would be least effective, solely because my organization is a task driven organization. Therefore, majority of the rewards come from actual meeting suspenses and multi-tasking. Needleless to say that this leadership style is null in void; however, ultimately, there will have to be a proper mix of all the above to be somewhat effective.
Lastly, my organization has various differentiates in leadership styles amongst senior leadership; therefore, it becomes very political at times.
Hickman, G. (2010). Leading Organization: Perspectives For A New Era. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.