Personal Strengths And Weaknesses Of Leadership

1462 WordsAug 27, 20166 Pages
Introduction Effective leaders need to evaluate themselves in order to uncover their points of strength and areas of weakness on a regular basis. Self-evaluation helps leaders to see how far they are from achieving goals. It also provides a guidance to plan for what needs to be improved on personal and professional aspects. Clawson stated that before trying to understand other people’s behavior and personality, a leader has to be able to understand the own behavior and the reason behind it in order to maximize one’s leadership potential (Clawson, 2006). In this paper I will attempt to highlight my personal strengths and weaknesses as leader, I will also identify any areas needed for improvement and will develop a plan with the leadership skills and practices that I will use or that I need to develop to become an effective leader. Leadership Approach One of the present and most widespread approaches to leadership that has been the focus of much research since the early 1980s is the transformational approach (Northouse, 20150211, p. 161). As its name infers, transformational leadership is a process that changes and transforms people. It is concerned with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and long-term goals. It includes assessing followers’ motives, satisfying their needs, and treating them as full human beings. Transformational leadership involves an exceptional form of influence that moves followers to accomplish more than what is usually expected of them;
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