Preparing for Skill-Development Exercise 1 Based on your reading of effective leader–member exchange relationships, how can you improve your current or future relationship with your manager? Be sure to list specific things you plan to do. Based on Self-Assessment 4 on pages 257–258, “Effective Followership,” how can you improve your followership skills with your present or future manager? Be sure to list specific things you plan to do. Doing Skill-Development Exercise 1 in Class Objective To develop a plan to improve your dyadic relationship with your manager and to improve your followership skills. The primary AACSB learning standard skills developed through this exercise are reflective thinking and self-management and analytic skills. Preparation You should have completed a plan in the preparation part of this exercise. Experience You will share your plan in a small group to provide further development.
Procedure 1 (8–12 minutes) Option A: Break into groups of 3 or 4 and share your plans. Offer each other ideas for improving plans. Option B: Same as Option A, but add a spokesperson to record some of the best ideas from each group member.
Procedure 2 (10–20 minutes) Option B, each spokesperson reports to the entire class. Conclusion The instructor leads a class discussion and/or makes concluding remarks. Apply It (2–4 minutes) What did I learn from this exercise? When will I implement my plan? Sharing In the group, or to the entire class, volunteers may give their answers to the “Apply It” questions.