Leadership Style Paper

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Leadership Style Paper
Susan May
University of Phoenix
Dr. Michael Snell
HCS 475
May 2, 2011

Leadership Style Paper
A leader is the foundation of the organization, the individual who represents the values, purposes, and direction of the organization. A leader is one who creates connections between members of an organization for the purpose of promoting increased performance and quality results (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). Leaders motivate, console, and work with people, to keep them bonded and eager to move forward (Stanley, 2006, pp. 33). The leader is an individual who has his or her own personal goals and want to show everyone what he or she has to offer others. These traits are needed to inspire the employee and make him or
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According to Sullivan and Decker a leader influences others to accomplish the vision. A leader develops the ability to do backwards planning. The leader knows where he wants to go, so decides how long it will take and the process to arrive there. Effective leaders know and understand their organization and continue to ask how we can do things better (Sullivan & Decker, 2009).
I compared myself in my Mary Kay business as a leader to John Force. I know they definitely do not compare as he is a very successful and admired leader by many people worldwide. I was surprised with completing the Leadership and Team Self-Assessment that I was as strong a leader as I am (Porter-O’Grady, T., & Malloch, K, 2007). I have worked in this organization for two and a half years and have made little of it. I have not been dedicated myself and recently have started building on my company. I do work with many women who are as successful or as superior a leader as John Force, but I am not there. According to the assessment I do have excellent team leadership skills as I work with a team and have helped many women succeed. I recently began building my own team and have found that I do have some great leadership qualities. I want to see others succeed who are working with me as done John Force. I believe I could go far in my business with the excellent team leadership skills that I do possess as John Force as done. John Force never gives up no matter the
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