I have been in middle management since 2001 when I moved from a trainer to a supervisor. In the beginning, I was a very green supervisor; however, I had the desire and drive to become a great leader one day. As I looked at the results of this survey, I could see how much I had improved my leadership skills through the years. There are nine categories listed in the self-scoring survey of which that I will be reflecting on six of them. The first category of the survey to evaluate on my behalf is the life balance category. This category was difficult for me at when I first became a supervisor. I would work all hours of the day and night. I would have others take care of my children while I worked. Then, I realized in 2008 that I had to balance
I agree with the findings gleaned from the Skills Inventory: Authentic Leadership Assessment Questionnaire. Specifically, I scored high for self-awareness and balanced processing and low on internalized moral perspective and relational transparency. As with most of the assessments for this class, my time in the military has been a major influence on my results. Unfortunately, due to the military culture, there are limitations on how transparent an individual is as a leader as well as the extent to which a leader can allow others to influence him or her. For example, “relational transparency refers to being open and honest in presenting one’s true self to others” (Northouse, 2016), namely
As I reflect back on my Air Force career, especially my current duty position as the Section Chief of the Small Air Terminal at Hill Air Force Base. I realized that I am a Management by Exception-Active (MBE-A) this came to me after I reviewed my Electronic Self-Assessment of Leadership behavior. At my current assignment I keep my subordinates and processes in control and I enforce all the Air Force standards as well as local policies in my organization. When it comes to the mission I avoid unnecessary risks and always ensure the mission is complete. My goal for the next three to five years is to improve my leadership effectiveness and become a transformational leader using the five most valuable concepts I learned in Course 15. These concepts are avoiding conflict, cognitive flexibility, communication, subordinate-centered communication and mediation.
In the world we live in there are many people that are perceived to be a leader,but do not meet the criteria and standards a leader has. A leader by definition is the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. There are many characteristics that portray a leader such as inspiring people, integrity, confidence, accountability, communication, attitude, and a great amount of others. One day I would like to teacher high school social sciences which include psychology, world and U.S history, economics, sociology, and archeology. Once thinking deeply into the subject I see that a leader and a teacher share many qualities.
also receiving much controversy and backlash from various states that are not part of the UBE. Since we don’t have the money to move to another state, it will be less beneficial in gaining employment when he is limiting himself to one branch of law when thousands can open if he would just be willing to take a risk. I had to understand his perspective, fears, and doubts to put his mind at ease to take a chance.
Someday, I have no idea when I will go into a position of leadership. Thinking about this I will have to decide what key characteristics I should imply to help my group, but another thing I would have to think about is how I would be perceived by my fellow people whom I shall be leading.
What traits do leaders have?Traits that leaders have are that they are creating a model for their sister and brother trying to keep them from heading on the wrong path and direction.What motivates individuals to follow the crowd?Because if others are saying good things about someone.And its about 4 or people saying that they don't like this person because they get something.This situation shows how a crowding of people start gathering and argument eventually this will lead to a fight.How can others help us understand our own behaviour?Others can help because they can show us what are we doing wrong and what we need to stop doing.When is it good to follow what others are doing?When it is good to follow other is when you are in school working
Good leaders will collaborate well with other people. They get along with others in productive and positive ways. To get things done, collaboration is important. Someone who can work well with others has a good trait for leadership because he/she can bring people together and accomplish goals. Effective communication is a key part of collaborating, and a good leader knows how to communicate to different types of people in different situations making them an exceptional collaborator.
After completing the Assessment for Leadership and Personality on pages 16-19 of the Bell (2009) text, comment on the following: What roles of leadership did you find surprising and why? After reading your profile, what tasks of leadership do you think you will find easier? What will you find more difficult? Why?
Northhouse, P. G. (2010). Leadership: Theory and practice (5th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publishing, Inc.
This paper is primarily from the conclusions derived from the self assessments that were given through the online assignments for the course. The primary source that was used to measure these evaluations were completed from the Self-Assessment Library: Insights into Your Skills, Abilities, and Interests, book by Stephen P. Robbins, These evaluation tools measured things such as one’s creativity level to one’s optimism. While some of the results were expected, there were some results that completely took me by surprise.
The trait approach (Theory of Leadership) is the view that people are born with the traits of leadership and that these traits are inherited. This means that leadership theory has evolved from an emphasis on traits and behavioral styles (Germain, 2012). According to Northouse (2013) trait approach does not actually provide a definitive set of traits, but rather it provides direction regarding which traits are good to have if one aspires to a leadership position. This means that leadership traits are not transferred. In the past, attention was put in identifying these traits by studying other successful leaders. However, the focus then was not finding ways to teach these “skills” to people so that they develop to become leaders, but was
Assessing positive leadership traits is very essential to acknowledging a good leader. The following positive leadership traits are, “Task competence, interpersonal competence, intuition, traits of character, biophysical traits, and personal traits” (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p. 469).
Research and evaluate a theory of leadership and the role of one or more ethical leaders in creating and maintaining an ethical business organization.
When formulating a good theory/leadership theory, one has to consider several factors and situations that leaders are faced with in their line of work. A good theory will not only focus on what a leader should be like or poses but also accommodate those extrinsic factors that may influence their leadership abilities and strategies. Mindful of this fact, I have formulated a theory known as Trait-Skill/Behavior Leadership Theory. My theory acknowledges the fact that effective leaders are born and have certain inherent traits. However, it also propounds the belief that even though these characteristics may be present, one has to hone them through acquisition of skill over time and learning of the appropriate behavior to address critical leadership questions and demands. My theory of leadership combines the Trait theory, skill theory and the behavior theory.