Learning how to be a leader in all types of situations has been one of the most important skills which I have acquired. The most important growth in my leadership skills was through 4-H where I served as President, 1st Vice President, and various other positions. I learned valuable public speaking skills from a lawyer who was teaching a public speaking class and was able to apply this in the various duties I undertook as leader of my club. Now I step into leadership roles with confidence, trusting my ability to work with and lead everyone in the group. When I join the scholars at the Hankamer School of Business, I will be able to fulfill any leadership positions necessary with confidence, whether it be in a small group or large group
I have always known I love change, but from this class, I learned change is the hallmark of a leader. As John C. Maxwell says in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, “Growth = Change.”The leadership assessments allowed me to understand myself in a new way. Because I am a curious green thinker, I need explanations and answers to understand my world. I tend to see the big picture of a project and my mind motivates me toward something new or improved. I am curious about new opportunities because I easily become bored with routine. Learning I have these characteristics has increased my confidence to pursue future leadership roles in a small to a mid-sized position.
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.
With any course, especially one with a focus as broad as leadership, the material covered may include a range from useful to impractical. It is impossible to learn the skills necessary of an effective leader completely out of a book, it takes the application of them to understand. The development
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
HRE 2723 – FINAL PAPER TEMPLATE (revised) LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLAN You are to answer the following questions: 1 – What is your definition of leadership after completing this course? I believe that my general view of leadership has not changed over this course, however, before I had a very vague concept of what leaders do and how they act but not an in-depth perspective of the exact characteristics that they possess and how they use them to better themselves as well as their followers. Through this course I have been able to see how different people view leadership and the strengths and ethics that people feel are essential for the people to be successful leaders. This course has been very beneficial for me as a leader for several
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." Dwight D. Eisenhower This quote from Eisenhower rings true on many levels. During my career in the military and the private sector, I have been subjected to many different styles of leadership, good or bad. In my leadership roles I have attained, I tried to model leadership abilities by taking bits and pieces of previous leader’s styles and forming them into my own model. This has proven to work well as dealing with people from all different walks of life there is no one size fits all approach. In writing this paper, I will detail my own leadership platform drawing from the course material and various other sources. The goal of this paper is to show a solid understanding of the course teachings and perhaps give the reader a new found perspective on leadership.
Ernie, I agree with you as a leader it is important to recognize where we are and where we want to go. The knowledge that I have acquired from this course has helped to guide me in the right direction. I feel confident leading others and hope to inspire them. However, I understand that I need to be able to reflect on my current leadership style and make the necessary changes. One change that I plan to implement as I stated on my journal is servant leadership which encourages “leaders be attentive to the concerns of their followers and nurture them” (Northouse, 2013, p. 219). Also, I plan to implement situational leadership. I understand that I should base my conduct on the demands of a particular situation. I learned that if I aspire
Weekly Reflections/ Conceptual Integration Week One: In this Leadership course I want to learn how to become a stronger leader so I can advance in my legal career. My expectation in this course is learn which leadership style best reflects me so I can use it to the best of my advantage. Utilizing a leadership style will allow me to expand my horizons.
In conclusion, I would prefer the Participative style since it would help us to meet the goals for our organization by having everyone’s involvement. This way we can improve our personal development, which will help us to create an organization that will withstand positive changes, because with numerous people deciding what to do together it just helps to make better decisions than just having one person doing it
The best example of me being a leader is the fact that I have worked in a specific class that has helped me develop leadership skills: Yearbook. In Yearbook, I learned how to direct a staff of students to work on specific jobs that would eventually lead to the development of the Yearbook. During this class, it was my job to properly organize the responsibilities of upperclassmen, assign them specific events to cover, and even place the example of how some of the jobs were done.
I believe that developing leadership skills is not a rapid process, but it is a daily process. The best place people learn how to lead is from their daily experiences. Therefore, my job experience helped me to be more familiar with this topic and I gained additional worthy information from the class materials and lessons. Writing a biography was an amazing experience that helped me to look back in my life, review it in details, know what I did in the past and discover myself better. I did many of the book’s assessments and exercises and I found them totally thought-provoking and useful materials. They assisted me to think more about my leadership potentials and skills. Doing the exercises made me more aware of my strengths and weaknesses in the area of leadership. I read in the book about 10 qualities that mark a leader and help influence the leadership process. Those qualities listed as: vision,
Improving Your Leadership Skills The role of leadership and supervision in American business is gaining increasing recognition. Just as society looks for a leader to define its purpose and lead it forward, business is concerned with the selection and development of people who can successfully invent, make, sell and provide services to set their enterprise apart from its competition and solve the many perplexing problems that confront them.
It is hard to quantify what I have learned in the semester of Leadership because the courses focus was not about memorizing data, but rather learning about having the will to lead and finding the courage to make it happen. A majority of the information I learned from this course came from learning about myself. Through readings, course activities, and various projects, I learned what makes a great leader, but more importantly what traits I possess that will make me a great leader. In order to be a great leader, one must have an understanding of what leadership is. Leadership is a social influence (Stogdill, p. 25). It means leaving a mark. It is initiating and guiding, and the result is change. Leading is the result of your passion coming to life.
Reflective Analysis Leadership lesson 1 One of the biggest lessons learned from this course is that to be an effective leader, you must have a diverse skillset. I’m not sure if there is any one magical component or characteristic in being a great leader. One influence during my review of the literature was that; although easier for some, I see leadership as something we must continually improve upon. This is in contrast to my belief during my first day of class, when I thought leaders just