AIOU Course Code 8618-2 Solved Assignment Spring 2022

Course: School Leadership (8618)                                    Semester: Spring, 2022

Level: B.Ed (1.5 Years)          


 Q.1   How a leader can set common goals? Do you think that Crafting of Goal impact on leadership discuss in detail?                                                                            


These leadership goal examples will include ways to develop your emotional and mental wellbeing in the office.

1. Become More Adaptable to Change

Great leaders have to be prepared for anything, especially with the constant churn of the business world. Though adaptability can be difficult to practice, learning to go (and grow) with the flow is an important business skill. This will help keep your team focused and confident in the face of change while making sure your eyes remain on your overarching career goals.

In order to be more adaptable, great leaders should always have backup plans, create support systems around the office, and not get attached to a specific strategy. Practice mindfulness, positivity, and creativity to keep your cool if changes do occur.

SMART goal example: Enroll yourself in one mindfulness course per quarter to practice adaptability, empathy, and calm.


2. Learn to Listen

The greatest leaders are often the best listeners, though listening doesn’t always just mean hearing what someone is saying. On a typical business day, 45% of the day is spent listening but most humans only listen at a 25% comprehension rate.

Great leaders practice active listening, which means taking intentional steps to comprehend and digest what is being said. This will help you know what is going on around the office, which members of their team have certain skills, and personal conflicts in their team’s lives that could impact business.

Q.2   Describe how empathy skills makes great leader? Also discuss today technical skills important for skilled leaders.                                                                                   

Empathy also cultivates a greater presence in your leadership role. Juggling responsibilities can be difficult and distracting, so demonstrating empathy allows you to increase your attentiveness and teach you how to be patient. If you’re able to demonstrate empathy, people will feel safe talking to you

What are the core leadership competencies that distinguish a great leader from a good manager? Communication, delegation and the ability to motivate others are likely to be skills that come to mind. But an often overlooked – and underestimated – quality of a truly effective leader is their ability to demonstrate empathy.


So what makes empathy an important part of exceptional leadership?


“At the core leadership is ultimately about others. It means inspiring them to take actions beyond their capabilities, leading them in a direction that is compelling and inspiring. And empathy is the foundation of those actions.”

Q.3   In your opinion, what factors effect leadership? Discuss factors which effect successful change management in detail.                                                                


Six Dominant Leadership Styles

Before a leader can understand the various influences on leadership style, it is important to understand the styles that exist. A coercive style is an all-or-nothing approach in which it’s either “my way or the highway.” An authoritative style makes it clear who the boss is but has room for flexibility. The affiliative style wants the work environment to feel like a community where everyone, including the leader, feels included, according to Southeastern University.

Democratic styles of leadership have the leader constantly asking what subordinates think about goals, processes and potential issues. The coaching style takes on a mentoring approach, constantly helping subordinates try new things. The pacesetter leads by example and is often the first in the office and last out with the highest levels of production.


Q.4   What is the difference between teleconferencing and video conferencing. Discuss Technological resources in detail.                                                                           


Online Video Conferencing and Teleconferencing are quite different from each other on multiple levels.  Though both are ultimately used for online business meeting, these differences give one an edge over the other, though both have their plus points.

To help you choose, here are some of the major differences between video conferencing and teleconferencing:

1) Audio or Visual

Video conferencing, as the name suggests, allows people to see each other as well as hear each other. Teleconferencing, on the other hand, only has audio. You can pick one depending on the kind of conference you need to have. Both video conferencing and teleconferencing have their pros and cons.

2) Participation

Teleconferencing allows you to be a part of a virtual meeting even while you’re on the move. As for Web Video Conferencing, one cannot participate in such a conference while traveling as other participants can see your surroundings. If you do participate in a video conferencing while traveling, not only is it disrespectful, it can also prove to be distracting to the people on the video call with you.

Q.5   Write short notes on the following:                                                     

i.       Public Relations Strategy


What is a PR strategy? A PR strategy is used to help your business organize its public relations (or media relations) activities and make strategic decisions about the best way to communicate with its target audience

What is a PR strategy?

A PR strategy is used to help your business organize its public relations (or media relations) activities and make strategic decisions about the best way to communicate with its target audience. The development and implementation of a PR strategy can assist brands in not only generating interest from the press in their products or services but also help to organize the many stories brands have that resonate with their diverse audiences. If a strategy is implemented well, it will serve as a tool to help manage the public perception of an organization.

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