Goal Two: Find staff who are providing exceptional care to patients and publicly recognizing one person per week by placing a note on the staff bulletin board stating who was “Caught Being AWESOME!”.
In emergency, I see myself as an Autocratic leader who makes quick decisions. On the other hand, I see myself as a Democratic leader when time and situation permit. Rarely, I can see myself as a Laissez-faire leader as I usually have hands-on with any process with my subordinates.
Avolio, B., & Gardner, W. (2005). Authentic leadership development: Getting to the root of positive forms of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 16(3), 315-338.
As a graduate student approaching her final semester in school, thoughts regarding my leadership abilities in the soon-to-be “real world” have occupied my mind lately. To further explore and develop my ideas about leadership, I decided to develop my personal leadership theory. So, I asked myself the following questions: What makes a successful leader? How do you recognize a leader when you meet one?, and lastly, what is my theory of leadership? With this last question I thought about what leadership meant to me personally and how I personified it in a role of authority. While I had given thought to how I led, I had rarely taken the time to fully understand what my personal leadership theory entailed. Throughout the length of this paper I will analyze how my leadership skills, traits, values and elements from both Authentic Transformational theories help me to shape my leadership philosophy. In doing so I hope to define the leadership values that influence the way I view and practice leadership.
We couldn’t build a treehouse or ride a four-wheeler in Clinton. We eventually sold the two-story, mahogany-red house in Clinton and moved to a place called Pisgah, Mississippi. We rented a two-story, blue house that had about two acres of land for six months while my parents searched and searched online for their dream house. It was beside a giant soybean field, a mechanic, and the sweet, old lady next door. The house was pretty old and worn out. It was the beginning of 2015 and the second semester of school was about to start. I’m very nerdy so all the other nerds at the school welcomed me there. There were a lot of white people there and very few African-Americans. Everybody had a thick, country accent and wore camouflage there. Even the Spanish teacher was a redneck like everybody else. I didn’t feel comfortable at first, but after a while it sort of changed
It was the year 2008, I had just graduated from St. Michael’s School located in Los Angeles, CA. This year was quite exhilarating for me also scary because I was going to attend an all-girls high school. Los Angeles was my birth place also a place where I called home. One day, I came home to hearing my parents talking about moving to Mississippi. I remained devastated, not only we were moving to the south, I’m moving away from childhood friends. I was worried I wouldn’t see them again and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make new friends in Mississippi.
Komives, S. R., Owen, J. E., Longerbeam, S. D., Mainella, F. C., & Osteen, L. (2005). Developing a leadership identity: A grounded theory. Journal of College Student Development, 46(6), 593-611.
Canton, Georgia was the city where I was raised from the time I was seven years old. The quiet neighborhood was where most of my friendships were developed. The majority of my friends rarely left Canton. We attended the same elementary, middle and high schools and played on the same sports teams. My upbringing is what most would consider a normal, American childhood. During the summer before my sophomore year in high school, we were given the opportunity to move to the city of Chicago for one year due to my father’s job which required relocation. That August we moved to Lincoln Park, a neighborhood in the city. Moving to Chicago was a new opportunity to live in a metropolitan city. Since I never lived outside of the suburbs, I was not sure what to expect. Jones College Prep, a highly
George W. Carver was best known in his time as a man of faith who believes in God as science as a gift from God. He would constantly acknowledge that his work was inspired by the works of God and God’s inspiring, and guiding him in his work. When those who wanted things from Carver such as his secrets without the desire to work for the knowledge, Carvers replay would be, ‘God refuses to reveal the secrets of the humankind and the universe.
Leadership perspectives are very important when making decisions and strategies. A leader that only sees information on one side does not have the grasp on a situation. A leadership perspective such as understanding that there are more than one way to see things and it does not have to be what you see is what you get as a leader. When a leader uses their surrounding and employees the perspective may change and rather than seeing one side they see a variety.
Over the years, a great deal of time, and research has been dedicate to the study of leadership. Even with extensive data on the topic, many still disagree on what leadership really means. Hence, leadership is a word that has many different meanings and different researched theories associated with it. On a basic level, leadership involves having and establishing a clear vision, sharing that vision with followers, respecting followers, and leading an organization with excellence while ensuring that everyone is part of the team. Leadership is also a method by which a leader uses his or her influence towards getting a group of followers to take ownership or buy into a vision.
In this essay I want to address the issue of leadership identity within the early years setting. Additionally, I want to discuss the misconceptions and negative responses to these changes, as this appears to have a direct affect upon effective leadership. I will be looking at what literature identifies as the key areas of effective leadership, as well as reflect upon the statements from critics about the graduate leader and their interpretation of what effective leadership is. I aim to assess how these statements compare and how this relates to Ofsted View on effective leadership. Additionally, I aim to assess how strong leadership identity will benefit children and their
My leadership philosophy is constantly developing over time. There is not one leader that stands out individually, however there are many traits from my past leaders that I use. The traits used by my past leaders help me in the development of my philosophy throughout the years. There are several values that I think make the perfect leader. These attributes are the values of humor, the will to always improve, and trust. With these three values, one can always improve the organization while maintaining high standards and moral.
From Kindergarten through 8th grade I attended a private school, my best friend went to the public school. When we would get together I would always be jealous of the things she got to do, that I wasn’t able to. Things as simple as not having to wear a uniform, or being able to paint her nails. I always felt that not being able to do those things in school was preventing me from expressing myself. Then came the time to go to highschool. My mother wanted me to attend a private high school, while my dad was more in favor of the public school. It was up to me which school I wanted to attend. I decided it was time for me to be express myself the way I wanted to, so for the first time in nine years I went to public school. I was able to wear makeup and nail polish, and wear clothes of my choice. After going to a small private school of approximately 65 students in my entire class, my first day of high school was overwhelming to say the least. Going from a class size of 65 to 300 made me realize how much diversity was in the community I live in. I grew up with your typical “American” family; Mom, Dad, and me. I never knew there were so many different types of families and cultures right here in my community. At times I did feel sheltered after going to a private elementary school, but it provided me with a good educational foundation. I was a good student throughout grade school, made the merit roll and usually got A’s and B’s, but excelled in high school. My elementary school provided me with good time management skills, study skills, and a few life skills that would help me succeed in high school and even throughout life.
One of the topics in organizational development today is leadership. Leadership is what individuals do to mobilize other people in organizations and communities. According to Kouzes & Posner, there are five practices and ten commitments of exemplary leadership. The five practices of exemplary leadership include: Model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart. In the Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner found similar patterns and actions of leadership that created the essentials to achieve success. Utilizing the research conducted by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, I have created a leadership plan that would apply to the Admission Department at Texas Wesleyan University.