Monday, December 12, 2016

Leadership vs Management

1. What is Leadership?
     The act of influencing others to work  towards a goal

2. What is Management?
    The process of organizing and coordinating people within a business to reach objective goals for a company

3.  What is the difference between Leadership vs. Management?
   Leaders influence people to follow them and Managers have people work for them . The difference is      a matter of choice. An employee can work for a manager but not be influenced to follow them as a leader.  For example, Steve Jobs as a manger was task oriented leader and all of his employees who were managed under him didn't respect his leadership style. A successful business person should have both traits in the work force. This helps with maintaing work culture atmosphere and completing work vision and goals. 

4. What is more effective in an organizational setting?

I believe that leadership is more effective in an organizational setting because of influence. As a manager for Oakwood University LETC office,  I have learned that it is not effective to operate in a mindset of managing people but managing systems. People don't like to feel watched or micromanage. People work best off of building relationships with leaders. There is a saying that people don't care about how much you know until they know how much you care. In work settings, many managers behaviors are task oriented and less people oriented. Workers complete task for the goal but may not enjoy completing it for the manager.  Influence plays a major role in the workforce  such as a manager may need a task completed and co workers grumble and complain. However a the associate team leader can state the same task and based on the level or respect and relationship this team associate has with the employees , they will get it done with joy. The power of leadership is more effective overall than the role of management.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Organizational Management -Jhonte Dodd Decisin Making

Decision Making

Oakwood University LETC Thanksgiving Mission Trip

Define Decison Making: access or process of making decisions and

Challenges in Decsion Making:
- Challenges we had from decision Making were in lack communication. Leaders are in charge of daily tasks and sometimes one leader will make a decision without communicating it to other leaders.  This is very challenging because a student can ask for something from one leader and the leader can say yes but didn't discuss it with the other leaders who both could say no. This shows disunity in leadership and allows students to find cracks in the program.

Problems Arise from deferring decison making:
-The expectations from the mission trip was to canvass Sunday through Sunday for a week . Through out the week the students were exhausted from canvassing and ending the day at a church members house to eat. These decisions that we as leaders made to eat at someone's house every night didn't allow students to get back to the conference were we stayed on time . Since w came back late every night curfew had to be pushed back which meant staying up later and dragging or feet the next day. At the end of the week we paid for it because after Sabbath students petition to not canvass. The students enjoyed the program but felt since their free time was taken away they have a right to relax and get to school early.  As leaders we decided to let them go early to avoid the risk of leaving the mission unhappy and showing students we respect their education and time. All students have potential of leadership and didn't want to risk the relationship had we did we would loose all 15 students.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Evangelistic Series: Uncovered - Can you handle the truth? (Week 3) Life dedication for Jesus! :D

Way to start the 3rd week of the Series! Yesterday night's message was on a "New life in Christ and Baptism." The call was made for those that want to dedicate their lives to God and be baptized/re-baptized to go to the front while those who have already been baptized, walking with the Lord, but are wanting a deeper walk and stronger relationship, they re-dedicated their lives once again, stood. A total of 10+ decisions were made to begin or strengthen their christian walk.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:17-19

Child care because Jesus cares!

Who said learning the Bible was only for adults? Here at the series, while parents are learning more about the Bible, the little ones are spending time with other kids learning of Jesus, reading Bible, signing praise songs, Bible cartoon movies, drawing, and enjoying some great snacks!

"But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein." Luke 18:16, 17

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Larry Giving A Bible Study

While Larry was here he was privileged to be able to do a Bibe Study on one of his most favorite topics (3 Angels Message). He gave a Bible Study to one of my most solid studies, Frank Duarte. Frank is a very dedicated man of God. I see Christ in him by the way that he handles things in life. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Evangelistic Series: Uncovered - Can you handle the truth? (Week 2)

Week 2 of the series has begun! It is only by God's faithfulness that we were able to have new visitors come and a higher attendance for the nights presentation, "What happens after death?" With an appeal made by Derrick Williamson (Evangelistic Speaker), many stood to make a decision for Jesus!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Special Visit! Guess who came?

Larry Carter, the Literature Ministry Director of the Pacific Union Conference (PUC). The one that founded SOULS West College and the reason for why several program are up, and running. Larry was able to stop by to give some mentoring, encouragement, and take the group out to eat.