Personal Leadership Philosophy

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Phase 1 of the Personal Leadership Philosophy Paper presented the opinion and supporting information establishing that; leaders are products of opportunity, birth and environment, but of these; opportunity influences great leadership the most. Furthermore, it was discussed that assigned leadership is a cancer to corporate America and this point is illustrated in the following example. While employed at Deloitte and Touché Consulting Group (DNT) we engaged ARCO, a major oil and gas company, to develop and implement an email migration strategy that consisted of 1200 Arco users at their subsidiary company, Vaster Resources Inc. In the initial meeting we were introduced to a gentleman, we will call John Smith for the purposes of this paper,…show more content…
The results of this approach yield the ability to obtain higher goals than previously anticipated by tapping into and elevating the vision of each team member, so that they too realize a higher sense of purpose. The net effect is a more effective member and a more effective team with only the prospects of successes increasing. For example; recently I engaged a small company to create an assessment of their information technology environment. Within a very short time frame it was envisioned as to what the solution should be. This vision was articulated to the client and the response was overwhelmingly accepted and a plan put in place to proceed. The ability to assign tasks and empowering people with the full understanding that “I would not ask anyone to do something I would not do myself” is a perfect Figure 27.3 – model the way example that the topics presented in model the way. Articulation of vision by leading the way to the established goals is as important an asset as the vision itself. Building a plan to execute the tasks necessary to accomplish the goal envisioned is important. But, building the proper steps and the roadmap for the team to follow is more critical to the success of the project as a whole. Articulating the plan so that all team members
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