Leadership Is The Act Of Motivating And Motivating

874 Words Aug 7th, 2014 4 Pages
In part 1 of this assignment I stated that “Leadership is the act of motivating and inspiring others to pursue a common interest or common goal.” The content covered in the DEPM 604 Management and Leadership in Distance Education and E-Learning course has reinforced my perception of leadership and clearly explained the important role leaders play in achieving organizational success.
Good leadership is necessary for organizations to be successful, but particularly for Distance Education (DE) good leadership is essential for the field to continue to bring educational opportunities to people who would otherwise be unable to obtain an education. To do this, leaders must be prepared to deal with the many challenges DE must address and have the ambition to lead their teams to achieve the needs of the organization.
This summary will discuss how my perception of the meaning of leadership has been reinforced by the content learned in the DEPM 604 Management and Leadership in Distance Education and E-Learning course. It will also discuss my take away and how it will be applied in the field of DE.
Perception of Leadership
Kotter (2012) mentions that leadership “defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires them to make it happen despite the obstacles” (p. 28). Leadership is the act of establishing a vision based on the needs of the organization, in this case a DE organization, communicating the vision to align people and gain support for the…
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