Howthe hiring process will look like based on this week’s readings?
Hiringpresents a leader with a choice of assessing and eliminatingcandidates to remain with one that meets the required qualities whenhiring. The Seven Grandfather Teachings give seven values that can beused to determine the overall quality of an individual since theyhave been described to offer abilities that an individual has. Whendesigning a hiring process, the seven values can be combined withdiversity, education of the individual and cultural factors that mayaffect the performance of the individual. Nabigon &Wenger-Nabigon (2012) argues that this will enable choosing an openminded individual who will be tested in all the areas to determinestrengths and weaknesses. A balance between genders attributes needsto be tailored to the assessment patterns to achieve equality andminimize discrimination. Transformational leadership, therefore,seeks evolution of previous views of the society by providing changeto the system entirely to mend the broken foundation of society.
HowConcepts raised in Barbara Harold’s chapter in Shields (2011)resonate with thoughts expressed in the other readings
BarbaraHarold argues that leadership abilities of women are slowly emergingin highly patriarchal societies like the Arab region.Transformational leadership offers the approach of developing newleaders that can change the thinking of society. Women who came uphave exhibited transformational traits that are causing change in thesocial systems that they come from. As transformational leaders,Shields (2011) presents four characteristics for leaders the notionof critique empathy schools as places of democracy and dialogue.Almurabit ( 2015) argues that transformational leadership cantranslate the world women through the above characteristics to changeradical and conservative views and provide a narrative for change.
Whywe should not just base all interventions and assessments on theSeven Grandfather Teachings
Theseven grandfather teachings are a set of teachings that on humanconduct and the way of doing business. They define the way anindividual approaches life situations based on the responsibilitiesthat they hold. The changing nature of society with increasedcommercialism, modernity and permissiveness are slowing decaying thesocial fabric of society and eroding all the values that were definedby our cultures. The values applied well in previous societies whereculture was strict and relevant[ CITATION Ver14 l 1033 ].Today, times are changing slowly with reduced interconnectedness withthe other people in the society. The values that sustained society nolonger exist,and thus it becomes difficult to rely on the seven teachings alone tocarry out interventions and assessment. There are many factors beyondwhat we see that influence the conduct of the individual.HowIsabel Allende’s talk influenced my thoughts about these topics?What resonated and what did not strike
Allende’stalk reveals that women have suffered under the patriarchal societydue to discrimination and oppression by men. Bennett (2013) suggeststhat the the society has exploited and taken advantage of women bytreating like the weaker sex and thus the need to move away from it.The patriarchal society only favored men, and yet women struggled tomake their life and that of their families like Mapendo’s case. Weneed to support the feminist movement and achieve equality in genderto give women a chance in the public sphere. Case examples of womenin the study reveal that women are a great pillar in the society ifsupported. However, the concept of male feminism does not resonatewith me since the society also experiences situations where men havebeen disadvantaged.
Almurabit, A. (2015, may). What my religion says about women. Prod. Tedwomen. . Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/alaa_murabit_what_my_religion_really_says_about_women
Bennett, J. M. (2013). Feminism and History. Journal of Gender & History, 252-272.
Nabigon, H. C., & Wenger-Nabigon, A. (2012). Wise PracticesIntegrating Traditional Teachings With Mainstream Treatment Approaches. Native Social Work Journal, 8, 43-55. Retrieved from https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/bitstream/10219/1981/1/NSWJournalV8_article2.pdf
Shields, C. (2011). Transformative leadership: A reader. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
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