Determining Your Perfect Position

Determining Your Perfect Position
        Desmond Douglas
        University of Phoenix Online
        April 27, 2010
        Instructor Panizo

        Determining Your Perfect Position

      A managers leadership style influences his or her effectiveness in the workplace because workers expect guidance. A team depends on the leader to dictate or control the situation. In my current position as a Sales Manager for Verizon Fios, my subordinates are definitely responsive to my participative leadership style.

        “Most definitions of leadership reflect the assumption that it involves a process whereby intentional influence is exerted by one person over other people to guide, structure, and facilitate activities and relationships in a group or organization” (Yuki, 2006). My experience and influence as a sales manager would benefit Verizon if I were Director of the National Sales Acquisition Channel.   The knowledge, experience and influence I acquire make me the best candidate for the position.

        After analyzing the self assessment library, I had a chance to discover that my high conscientiousness means I am dependable, reliable, thorough, organized, able to plan, and persistent. This means I have higher job performance in most occupations. Also, my high scores on extraversion indicate that I may be a good fit for a managerial or sales position.

        With just a couple of examples from my evaluation, it is evident that a position such as Director of the National Sales Acquisition Channel would benefit from my organization skills, persistence, and extraversion. As Director of the National Sales Acquisition, my duty is to inform, motivate, and inform almost 100 vendors and sub-contractors across the nation that Verizon hires to sell finer-optic service. As a participative leader, I have an advantage. Most executives in upper level management have no idea of field operations, customer issues or concerns that a sales associate must tolerate...