engagement activity

The purpose of this engagement exercise is for you to reengage with the skills necessary for Responsible Leadership, and assess where you stand on these skills for the future. Recall the exercise you engaged in early in the semester: The Maak and Pless article (Responsible Leadership in a Stakeholder Society – A Relational Perspective”) is perhaps your most challenging for this week, as it is based on extensive research and transforms ethical leadership to another level of “responsible leadership”, embedded in all the different stakeholder groups which organizational leaders now often interact with. Read the background and study Figure 1 on page 107. Think through the various stakeholder groups and the various roles Maak and Pless identify and respond to 3 questions: 1) Which stakeholder group or groups, in your experience, can be the most impactful on whether a leader acts responsibly? and 2) Which role or roles (visionary, steward, citizen, servant, coach, architect, change agent and storyteller) have you seen a CEO or boss of yours do well; give a specific example to illustrate; and 3) Which of these roles to you feel confident playing and which do you think you need more developmental training? 1. Reread the Maak and Pless article in eReserves and revisit the skills you identified in part 3 of your original post to Discussion Forum 1 (it has been reopened for you to view). Identify which, if any, of these skills you feel you have obtained in this course? Be honest! In a further “reanalysis” of the Maak/Pless model identify any skills related to the complicated model that you may have obtained that you did NOT realize in Week 1 were also necessary for Responsible Leadership and where you stand on these skills. Tip: The goal for this engagement/reflection exercise is NOT to say you have learned everything in this class, as surely you have picked up some but not nearly all…The goal is whether you have a good grasp of the model and can honestly assess your own strengths and weaknesses in becoming a Responsible leader. 2. Read the “call to action” in the attached holistic view of Responsible Leadership by Dr. Henri-Claude de Bettignies. Reflect first on your response to his article and the model of Responsible Leadership he is espousing; how is it similar/different than the Maak/Pless model?. Then based on his model, what skills do you think are most paramount for business leaders of the future and reflect and assess where you stand in relation to this set of skills, with supporting narrative. attached pdf- GRLI reflection additional material for help- discussion one Paas article