Leadership Vision in the Hall of Fall

700 WordsFeb 24, 20183 Pages
Leadership is venturing out into unknown territories and making new pathways, using knowledge, experience and wisdom to motivate followers to accomplish a shared vision. My leadership hall of fame showed me that leadership style dominates my Hall of Fame list. The three words most prevalent on my list were dependable, conscientious, and trustworthy. My list included mainly teachers and coaches from my youth and the main reason they are the ones that come to mind has to do with the relationships that were built. I am still in contact with two of my former teachers and enjoy and learn from our conversations. In a study by Andrew W. Halpin, he states “effective or desirable leadership behavior is characterized by high ratings on both Initiating Structure and Consideration” (Wren, 1995, p. 146). Structure has to do with the task at hand and consideration deals with relationships. I believe relationships in education are a strong characteristic need for team building. The words I chose for leadership come from my own experiences. The three key words I chose directly influence the ability of a leader to be effective. Dependability is the foundation of a good leader and so is trustworthiness. Conscientiousness is important because it deals with being thorough, organized, controlled, dependable, and decisive, all traits I feel make a strong leader. “Servant leadership emphasizes that leaders be attentive to the concerns of their followers, empathize with them, and nurture
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