How do I improve my writing skills and are they really that important?
How do I improve my writing skills and are they really that important? There are many different ways to improve writing skills. Each individual is different, therefore, there is no exact process to improve skills. However, here are some ways to improve writing: read, read, and read some more. Take 20 minutes each day to read, reading not only improves writing skills but increases knowledge and understanding. Before writing a paper, make sure to outline the paper, if you need an example, I will be happy to show you. Last, have someone proofread over the paper to ensure that there are no run-on sentences, the message is clear, and there are valid resources supporting your information. Again, I will be happy to assist you. Writing is a form of communication which is a valuable and essential competency.
What is writer's block and how does a person get out of it to increase productivity?
Writer’s block happens when a person is unable to think or process information which they are learning or attempting to project in the form of writing. To overcome writer’s block, first, give yourself some slack. Studying, or writing a paper is difficult, however, you have the ability to overcome anything! Next, take a mental break, walk around, get a sip of water, have a healthy snack. In around 15-20 minutes come back and work on either that part or another piece of the paper. If this does not work do not fret, there are alternative solutions. Try gathering insight from another perspective to see if creative juices start flowing.
How can a shared vision possibly facilitate collaboration or ultimately the successful implementation of a change initiative?
The entire world was left completely baffled after two siblings who manufactured bicycles for a living, created the exact formula for controlled powered manned flight. How was it possible? Mark Eppler (2004) asserts that the Wright brothers shared a common moral foundation of justice and integrity, giving them the emotional competencies to create a firm vision (p. 39). The art and science of leadership, however, demands more mechanisms than what Eppler paints, to successfully implement change. Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy (2015) contend that leaders must have charismatic and transformational personalities to share and hook other individuals onto their vision (p. 585). Leaders must look beyond the standards set by society and through interpersonal communication (both verbal and non-verbal) persuade others to become just as passionate. Kotter (1996) contends that leaders define the future, they align others with that vision and inspire them to make it happen despite the challenges (p. 25). Regardless of the skepticism from the Wright brother’s community, they defined the future by aligning with each other's shared vision, moving themselves to make it happen despite the obstacles.