Leadership Is A Personal Journey Essay

1018 WordsDec 8, 20165 Pages
The study of leadership teaches leaders about what motivates people to work. Thus, it’s understood that all motivated employees, and team players will be more productive. Therefore, the study of various theories and models of motivation, such as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs model, and Herzberg’s two factor theory are carefully studied to improve leader’s ability to motivate their employees. Also, studying leadership enables leaders to understand people and the work environment better. However, most importantly, the study of leadership is a personal journey. Helping a person to develop their leadership potentials, which enables one to develop their leadership potentials. Therefore, understanding leadership is really learning about understanding yourself. When I decided to take this leadership class. My expectations were to learn more about myself, how to effectively communicate with difficult people, and become a better leader. My expectations were met. However, I have also learned that I need to develop my interpersonal skills to bring people together. As I reflect over the leadership course, my weaknesses are a need to develop my interpersonal skills, and having an introvert personality. Interpersonal skills are life skills that I use every day to communicate and interact with other people, both individually, and in groups. Steps that I will take to improve my interpersonal skills are expressing more appreciation for team members and support staff, actively listen, slow to
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