Yep - so I def got so distracted with other things last week that I forgot to post on my blog! oops! Our class Leadering in the E-World wraps up this week, which means tonight will be a late night of writing final papers. But I do feel like I have learned a lot. I feel like I am slightly more technical than when I started, and that I now have some tools I can use already, and just really a basic knowledge of "what's out there" should I need to use it.
So back to the topic at hand: Government & Leadership. Government and politics are not areas that I am particularly knowledgeable or interested in. I am a law-abiding citizen, well except today when I ended up getting a speeding ticket! But I do think that leadership and government have obvious connections, and affect each other. We look toward the government and those employed by the government in positions of power, as leaders. This can become confusing/frustrating when ethics come into question. Government puts into effect and enforces policies that affect everyone, which includes businesses and business leaders. SOX is a big one, that comes to mind, but not something that I am experienced with. But basically, at a leadership level, it involves some executives in the organization to take some responsibility to the financial side to the organization. Also, I think polictical parties play a role in what values extend downward through levels of leadership: national, state, community, business levels. In terms of technology, through tv and internet, the media also has a large impact on the public, as well as government and leadership, and vice versa. - Kinda just makes me want to draw a causal loop!