Effective Leadership : An Effective Leader

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Effective leadership is not something you come across very often. Leadership can be defined as ‘the ability to inspire confidence and support among the people who are needed to achieve organizational goals’ (Dubrin, 2010, p. 2-3). Finding someone who fits the idea of being an effective leader can difficult. In fact, Myatt (2013) argues that many leaders in our world think they are leaders, however, he states that ‘not everyone can or should become a leader’ (para. 1).
In a group of three, we had a discussion about who we could interview for this assignment. We came to a quick agreement once one of my peers said she knew someone named E. Bandy who was a leader at a Ballarat kindergarten and who is also a part of the Eureka Community Kindergarten Association (ECKA). Bandy seemed to fit the criteria as having a professional leadership position in a centre and is governed by the National Quality Framework.
Bandy decided to pursue her career in early childhood education at a young age. She mentioned that she has ‘always wanted to’ (be in the early childhood education industry) and her dad did not like the idea of her being a primary school teacher. She has now been in the industry for 31 years (since 1984) and has been at I.R. kindergarten for about 11 or 12 years (E. Bandy, personal communication, August 13, 2015). Bandy first came to I.R. to fill the position of a director which is a highly responsible leadership role which she has worked towards during her years prior to

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