Determining Your Perfect Position Paper
University of Phoenix
May 17, 2010
The success of an organization can be measured in its ability to get those things done that cannot be accomplished by one individual (Scott, 1987). Each organization is composed of groups of individuals who possess the ability to support the organization, change
the organization and its stated goals and/or leave the organization. Two major components contribute greatly to organizational success. They are hiring practices and workplace satisfaction. Both of these components are largely driven by the leadership style adopted by management (Thompson, 2009, p. 1).
According to Yukl, (2006), "leadership is a process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collecting efforts to accomplish shared objectives" p. 8.
Army Child, Youth and School Services (CYS Services) offers a variety of affordable, quality care programs for children and youth from six weeks to 18 years, as well as sports and instructional programs. As a valued veteran employee for Army Child, Youth and School Services (CYS Services) for the past ten years, I have been presented with a unique opportunity of determining the best position that best suits me. I am currently a CDC Facility Director/Training and Curriculum Specialist for one of the Child Development Centers (CDC) in Stuttgart, Germany. My facility has an operational capacity of 75 children ages six weeks to five years old. A fourth Child Development Center (CDC) is currently being built with a tentative opening date of July 2010. The new CDC is located in the same installation as the CDC that I am currently managing. The operational capacity for this facility is 100 children. Recently, the Chief of CYS Services met with me to discuss her plans on the new CDC. She identified that a second CDC Facility Director will be hired and a...