Leadership Principles Of The Team

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Unlike strong leaders “who control all the details, manage all the key relationships in the team, have all the good ideas, and use the team to execute their ‘vision’...sometimes succumb[ing] to flawed and disastrous decision making,” smart leaders know how to listen, when to create and how to utilize the strengths of their teammates. Leaders can succeed not just by reaching their end goal, but also by making a web of smart decisions in order to create a solid foundation for continued work and achievement. Leaders are constantly searching for new ways to improve their own proficiencies in order to become smarter and define a team. During the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Leadership Foundations, through individual and team exercises and in lectures and experiences, I was able to analyze my own strengths and weaknesses as a leader in order to create a plan to enhance my personal leadership skills.
Leadership framework is comprised of four key proficiencies: visioning, relating, sensemaking and inventing. Within this framework two areas where I see my own leadership skills prevail are sensemaking and inventing. Sensemaking allows one to analyze in order to react smartly and proficiently. I am constantly collecting data in order to assess situations and apply accurate strategies to accomplish goals. I listen to a variety of opinions and weigh pros and cons from many sources in order to make sense of the problems in front of me. By relying on discovery and curiosity to
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