Describe a manager that you worked for that does not exhibit the qualities of a leader.

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Affective leader requires having a balance of his knowledge on how to lead and how to manage a group of people. He should also attain a balanced combination of leadership and managerial functions such as: planning, organizing, directing and controlling. This required balanced will certainly make the manager an affective leader whereby he can attain motivating influence towards his followers or group members. However it is still difficult to say that this manager is ineffective leader due to his common role within the certain group. On one hand, some might receive bad impression from his boss or manager just because of one personal perception that would therefore, scatters only the negative points about that manager to others.

The manager, on the other hand, might not have sufficient resources or tools to base or process his managerial role or decision making at that specific situation. As such, it's hard to judge that this manager is an infective leader because he failed to motivate his followers toward that specific goal.

That could be also because there are certain weakness points at any individual acting or exercising his leadership role toward incompatible followers or he was unlucky to process his leadership roles here due to ,for example , insufficient information flow or unexpected bad events. This point might be important to mention so to argue with skeptics that they should not react negatively or get the bad impression (stereotype style) from their manger just because of one single leadership mistake or one situation.

However, for the sake of this essay I would chose to select my current Captain who does not exhibit some important leadership qualities. He is the type that never sleeps when we are under operation as he doubts our abilities as officers to take charge of the ship when he...