Across Five Separate Readings, I Have Discovered And Learnt

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Across five separate readings, I have discovered and learnt different aspects that make a great leader. More importantly though, is I have been exposed to ways that particularly relate to me and furthermore how I can use this knowledge to benefit my growth in becoming a great leader. These five readings include; “Legacy: 15 lessons in leadership: what the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life” (Kerr, J. 2013), “The authenticity paradox: why feeling like a fake can be a sign of growth” (Ibarra H. 2014), “The power of Appreciative inquiry: a practical guide to positive change” (Whitney, D., Trosten-Bloom, A. 2003), “Salsa, soul and spirit: Leadership for a multi-cultural age” (Bordas. J. 2012) and “Leading with questions: How…show more content…
However in order to become a greater leader I am willing to accept this learning challenge and list “the great ‘I am’” five times. I am a trustworthy person, I am an excellent listener, I am extremely respectful of other people, I am very encouraging of other people’s ideas and I am a strong believer of do what makes you happy. “From self-knowledge, Lombardi believed, we develop character and integrity” (Kerr, J. 2013), where from “character and integrity comes leadership” (Kerr, J. 2013). So if I continue to appreciate my own personal values then this should start to guide me in the right direction of being a great leader. The second reading “The authenticity paradox: why feeling like a fake can be a sign of growth” (Ibarra H. 2014), taught me that because I’m a person who likes to stick within their comfortable boundaries, that “to begin thinking like leaders we must first act” (Ibarra H. 2014). By this I should “plunge into new projects and activities, interact with very different kinds of people, and experiment with new ways of getting things done” (Ibarra H. 2014). So in order to do this I need to break down those walls and do those “new things that make us uncomfortable but that teach us through direct experience who we want to become” (Ibarra H. 2014). One way that I can instantly relate this to myself is at the end of this year, my family and I are thinking about moving countries for the second time and

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