Which of the five leadership approaches described in Chapter 3 of our text do you feel aligns best with your values and values of strengths-based social work and which do you feel is the farthest apart from these; explain why you feel this way. Would you adapt your leadership style based on the type of group, why/why not? In regards to your preferred leadership style in groups, how will you uncover your internalized biases and stereotypes?

Part 1. one page paperSchiller (2008) and Sternbach (2008) discuss different perspectives on relational models of group development, interesting that these articles are somewhat dated and yet they are still two of the more relevant publications on this topic. Where do you see similarities and differences between these two perspectives and how would you compare these relational models of group development to Tuckmans model of group development. How is power distributed in relational group models versus Tuckmans model? Which model resonates most with you and which model do you feel best supports strengths-based practice. Would your choice of model be different if the group were a task group versus a therapy group, why/why not? Please provide brief examples to illustrate your analysis from a social work practice perspective. In other words, share an example of what a relational group leader might do or say at a particular stage compared to a group leader who adheres to Tuckmans model.resource
Jack Sternbach MSW and PhD (2008) Men Connecting and ChangingStages of Relational Growth in Men’s Groups, Social Work with Groups, 23:4, 59-69.Linda Yael Schiller LICSW (2008) Rethinking Stages of Development in Women’s Groups: Implications for Practice, Social Work with Groups, 20:3, 3-19.Part 2. two page paper
Please submit your weekly journal, approximately 2 pages in length, following the format outlined below. Response to Journal Question of the Week (Approximately 1-page of your 2-page entry)
Update on group progress or lack of progress made in relation to guiding prompt for the week
Leadership, Communication and Decision making in the group and how this is or isnt working
Your Own Process personal successes, what you feel good about with this group, your own challenges and growth opportunities
The Group Process what stage does the group seems to be in, challenges emerging at this stage, strengths emerging in the group, strategies going forward
Your personal growth goal and plan for the coming week
References as needed
This weeks Journal Question is: Please cite from this weeks article by Lawrence Shulman as you answer the last part of this question.resource
Lawrence Shulman (2016) Addressing Internalized Biases and Stereotypes of the Group Leader: A Life-Long Professional Task, Social Work with Groups, 40:1-2, 10-16.