My view on leadership has not changed very much from the beginning of this course. However, I have been able to learn more formal theories and ideas that support my definition of leadership. I have always compared leadership to management because though the two are different when it comes down to it, they do share a few similarities. My definition of leadership that I referred to throughout this course was: a continuous process where an individual motivates changes and inspires others to achieve a common purpose. This course really confirmed for me that leadership is an ongoing process and one is never done learning how to become a leader. This course made me realize though, how management is good, but good leadership is more important to a company. We look at several studies about how a manager’s leadership can influence sales, employee motivation, and so much more. For me, this reinforces my idea that being a manager is just not enough anymore, but one also has to be an inspiring leader for their followers. Leadership is taking what management does a step further by understanding their followers, encouraging growth, and inspiring a way to get there. Finally, this course confirmed for me that there are no set personality traits that make someone a good leader. Instead, there are traits that are common amongst leaders. This does not mean that those who do not possess those traits cannot become leaders, it just mean they may have to work a bit harder than others.
Personal Philosophy of Leadership Being a leader is more than simply holding a leadership position or having the ability to lead. Everyone is capable of being a leader, but not everyone exercises his or her leadership abilities. Each person’s idea of leadership is different. My idea of leadership has developed over
For many years, I have been told by teachers, family, and friends that I am a good leader. Until fairly recently, I had never truly thought about what it means to be a good leader and just took it as a compliment. Leadership is an intangible concept which cannot be properly outlined in a dictionary, but one which must be formed and explained only through one’s own philosophies and experiences.
My definition of Leadership has changed so much over the years...I once believed that being a leader is JUST being in charge of people and that you are able to get whatever you want. But as I grew older, I know that leadership is caring for your peers, being able to handle responsibility, and guiding others the right way. When you are leading a project and everyone is looking at you...You need to be the person that is honest with others and is able to own up to their mistakes by fixing them. Guide them to do the right thing with you as their role model.
In the schools and also the community we need more leaders. Being a freshman of Lower Richland High school, I want to see students demonstrating more leadership. Often, I see student afraid to say no to peer pressure from other students. I want to see students leading by
Unit 1 - DATE: This week explored and learned that there are desirable leadership traits to acquire, that becoming a leader can be a conscious process and that being a leader also means to owe respect and have a responsibility to others.
Before this class, I had a very primitive and vague definition of leadership. Not only did I define it as per my views and ideologies, but I also said that each individual has their own definition of leadership. My initial belief was that leadership does not have a clear cut definition, but there were well defined leadership traits which made an individual. I also initially believed that personal traits did not translate into leadership traits with no strong correlation. After going through the various modules this class offered, it is safe to say that I have significantly redefined leadership and underwent a strong personal assessment. This paper talks what I took back from each of the class activities, assignments and how my self-assessment compares to the perception of others.
A wise man once said; “flat terrain never made a skilled soldier.” As you progress through your career and advance your knowledge of your tradecraft you must learn to adapt. Having served on a Brigade Combat Team and a Division Geospatial Information and Services Team I felt ready to serve
I have learned many things about community service. To start off, I learned that volunteering not only makes people benefiting from the service happy, but it can also be fun for the people volunteering. Volunteering at the boo bash was a fun experience and I might volunteer again next year. Also, I learned that volunteers are very important. There are many events that occur in communities that need volunteers. Volunteering is important, but it can also be fun.
Coming to Wartburg I had an idea of what a leader looks like and who I thought I was as a leader. I also had an idea of where I wanted to go with all that. Now, going through this course I have learned and solidified that a leader is a person, any person, who acts in such a way that influences themselves and others around them to reach a common goal. I’ve learned that there is a difference between a good leader and an effective leader. I believe that I have not changed my definition but strengthened it and created a deeper more descriptive and detailed definition. Going through this course has helped me identify the different skills specifically that go along with leading.
STEP 1: What is a good leader? If I would have been asked to define a good leader before attending this course, I would have probably said that a leader is a person which is able to passionate people,
As I progress throughout life I know I will always be involved in community service because of the rewarding experiences. Not just because I think it is important, but because it is something I enjoy doing and look forward to. I love bringing joy to others and
As we apply the core concepts and theories from each chapter, lets first define a leader. According to Dictionary.com a leader is someone who guides or directs a specific group. My personal definition of a leader is someone who shows trust and selfless love because they see the needs of others before their own, someone who sets examples by being a motivator, honest and
Throughout my life leadership has always had a short definition to me. After taking this class it has made feel stronger about my definition. If I had to define leadership I would say it is getting someone or a group from point A to point B. When I say getting from point A to point B I do not necessarily mean from one destination to another. I use this as a figure of speech for completing a goal. Point A is where you are when you decide what the goal is and Point B is accomplishing the goal.
Over the course of this semester, I have learned about the theoretical foundation of leadership and management. From various leadership styles to numerous learning tools have all aided in shaping me to become an effective leader not only in the health care profession, but everyday life as well. Through utilizing these tools, I have managed to put them into actions through working individually and in teams which has helped me to learn more about myself and the type of leader I am. Throughout this action plan I will reflect on my definition of leadership, what I’ve learned about myself in the capacity to demonstrate leadership, my leadership strengths and weaknesses and three action steps that will help me to develop my leadership in the future.