Leadership Model and Google’s Search Levels
Google’s mission statement and motto, aim at providing relevant information that is valuable, positive, and practical to its users. As one of the most important tools on the internet, Google offers one of the most important functions of a search engine, and that is providing information on a timely and consistent basis. Beyond searching for information, Google offers important features such as earthquake data, dates, spoken words, and stock quotes among other functions. According to Nichols (1), information provided over the internet and offered by Google come in layers and levels, making it one of the most misunderstood and complex search engines. Many internet users use Google search but remain ignorant on some of its most important features that is vital for its operation. It relies on its deep networks that enable it to offer information to users on a timely basis, irrespective of the nature of information.
A close look at the structural makeup and organization of Google as a search engine reveals a glimpse of the nature and operation of the three models of leadership. The figure below offers an outlook of the three levels of leadership; the public level, private, and personal level.
Source: Agile Project Management, Bruno Collet, July 2014.
The Web Search Engine
Source: The Charger Times, Does the “Dark Web” Exist?The Student News Site of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, September, 2015. http://www.chargertimes.com/2521/features/does-the-dark-web-exist/
Public Leadership (The Surface Layer)
The public leadership level entails the obvious and open tendencies that leaders undertake to control people. It aims at offering corporate performance, developing a joint strategy, positioning for a target, and creating a common approach and standard towards building a high performing team. At this level, a leader aims at influencing a group of people while remaining open to public involvement and participation. According to Mathieu et al. (10), distinct public administration, conduct includes vision setting, organization, and giving power to the people. Additionally, it involves group team building, decision making, and problem solving just like Google Search, the surface web, represents the public level of leadership in which the leader is open to public scrutiny and involvement. While working with the public at this level, the leader may often display behaviors that tend to show inefficiency, disorganization, and random set of conduct. The level may be inconsistent with the other deeper levels of leadership. Just as in Google search, the open, obvious information on the surface, tend to be disorganized and inefficient.
Private Leadership (The Deep Web)
The inner individual as a leader has strong personality attributes that bring about change and overall steering of the leaders. Ryan et al. (2123), maintain that deep within the leader’s persona are qualities such as confidence in managing individuals, a sense of direction, skill, and high ambition towards goal setting. The deep web also has the same attributes in a given Google search. For instance, on the deep web are features such as organization, evaluated information and attributes, and large amounts of information. Often and in most cases, within the deep web is where reliable information resides. The information at this level is reliable and updated, showing the different levels involved, and information about organizations, accurate database information, and in most cases is billed. The private level dictates the behaviors exhibited at the public level as it enables a leader to steer a group of people in a given direction. Ryan et al. (2127) argues that, due to the reliability of the fundamental attributes of the personal behaviors, leaders are in a better position to steer a group of people in achieving a given task.
The Personal Level (Dark Web)
Deep within the Google search is the deep web, a region deep within the search engine that offers critical information to users. The Information at this level given to a particular group of persons and is often charged at a fee. About the personal leadership level within the rank of leadership model, this level addresses and concerns itself with a leader’ moral conduct, psychological development, and personal attributes beyond the public eye (Russell et al. 150). This level, just like the dark web level, offers a critical aspect of the nature and type of information relayed by the search engine. A leader draws much of the skills needed for guidance and direction from the inner attributes of his or her persona such as technical abilities, and knowledge Mathieu et al. (12) maintains that these qualities are vital for calls such as interpersonal relationships, decision-making, emotional intelligence, and assertiveness in managing groups of people and offering directions.
Much to the ignorance and lack of information of most Internet users, most information on the open surface of the web represents only a fraction of the overall information available for users. Nichols (1) uphold that tapping deep into the core of the web often reveal large amounts of information, unlike the surface web. The same situation and case apply at the personal leadership rank or model, in which much of the information at the dark level remains the core center of information on the web. For example, developing the right mindset towards a group of people in a journey or task emanates off the personal attributes developed and present within the deep reserves of a leader found at this level. Much of the information on the internet is found at this level.
A close observation and study of the different ranks of the nature of the search engine reveal an arrangement similar to the leadership model. For instance, the various positions within the search expose the different behaviors exhibited inside the various models of leadership. The different models further expose different behavioral concepts found within a leader. From the top most part of the web, the amount of information increase as one delves deeper into the bottom of the search engine. The same case applies to the leadership model in which much of the leader’s skills and attributes emanate from the deep reserves of his or her personal level.
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