Leadership : Leadership And Leadership

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Leadership Examined There have been many great leaders down through history. Leaders that have influenced change throughout many aspects of society. Great leaders have great influence. The effectiveness of a leader is determined by his leadership style. With so many styles to choose from, and the fact that not one style fits all situations, becoming an effective leader is a challenging task. One reflective note is that it is important to cultivate good leadership skills. One must evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses and consider making changes as the situation demands a different leadership style. (Origitano, 2015) Leadership Profile Assessment of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses makes it possible for the individual to grow…show more content…
There are four types of leadership that stood out in my studies. The four types are: Situational Theory, Visionary Leadership, Blake-Mouton Managerial Grid, and Transformational Leadership. Each of these styles show varying ways to lead that I have seen exemplified in the lives of leaders through history, the Week 4 case study, and administration in school districts I have served. Situational Theory. The Situational theory proposes that leaders choose the best course of action based upon situational variables. Different styles of leadership may be more appropriate for certain types of decision-making. In the Week 4 case study, the situation called for a different type of leadership than presented by the superintendent. He came into the meeting with an authoritative style. Presenting his vision and expectations. No consideration was given to the principals, who felt their role was that of instructional leadership to their campuses. The superintendent expected collaboration, but only brought about conflict with his proposal. In the situation he should have been more democratic and communicated with the principals prior to the meeting and then validated their concerns. (Cherry) Visionary Leadership. When considering leadership, it would be difficult to overlook the most prominent of our Founding Fathers, George Washington. George Washington was a visionary leader. A visionary leader has a vision that he is able to instill in
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