In this week’s Discussion, you will be reflecting and explaining whether recognition and encouragement really matter in today’s workplaces. You’ll also be sharing your thoughts on how leaders learn what motivates the individuals on their team.
Take a moment to scroll through the articles to find one that piques your personal interest. Once you have finished reading your selected article, address the following:
Provide the title of the article you selected.
Provide responses to the following reflective questions:
What is your takeaway from the article?
Why did this interview resonate with you personally?
How can you apply what you have learned from the article to your professional and personal life in terms of the five practices?
Everyone has to say goodbye to a group or a certain individual eventually. In this case, this is a major case for President George Washington of The United States of America. The nation is getting on its feet after fighting so much for their freedom. George Washington is nearing the end of his second term, so he is starting to contemplate whether or not he should run for a third term. The only reason that he went for a second term is because he feels if he did not go for it, there would be so much tension considering Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were going for each others necks. The nation is considered as a child that needs to be attended to for every single aspect of its growth. That is where Washington comes in with leading this nation because of his immense leadership skills. The people are looking at every single thing that happens because they just received their freedom after fighting for so long. This is Washington’s twentieth year serving the nation as president and it’s now time to consider leaving the throne. This started to create such a worry about what the nation will be without him guiding every move, so Washington is starting to write a final address in which all the advice that is needed to grow as a nation will be found here. The different ways that Washington is giving advice, is it worth telling the people or are they going to just ignore it? He writes in so many different appeals in which it makes it so convincing that it is necessary to listen to him otherwise the world will just come to straight turmoil. The approach that Washington here takes with the emotional appeal is a great way to get the people to think about what he is saying into a depth. Emotional appeal is a trait that every successful politician needs and here Washington being the president, which is the ultimate politician, plays that card so perfectly that it just seems natural. Washington here states, “In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression I could wish—that they will control the usual current of the passions or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations” (Washington). This is the first time he calls his audience “countrymen”. This is a sense of Washington starting to get really personal with his readers as if he was speaking to a close friend. He is starting to create a bigger bond and some may even say in a personal way and it makes the readers want to get more into focus on what advice he is trying to give. Michael J. Hostetler goes into depth of the rhetorical criticism that many people are giving here. Here the author states, “No aspect of the American scene is more notori>GET ANSWER