The Characteristics Of Leaders And How Leadership Makes A Difference. Selfless Service, Gaining Altitude, And Resilience
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Discussion Board 3
Shantera Jones, Ryan Kontra, Michael Lee, Zacharia McElwain, Afua Nyameke
Liberty University Discussion Board 9 Three of the key topics covered in Dees’ first two chapters of Resilient Leaders are selfless service, gaining altitude, and resilience. These three topics are important for any leader to understand in order to properly lead and to build one’s character. In any corporation, communication is very important and the three topics being discussed all deal with proper communication skills. All three concepts offer different attributes to resilient leaders. Gaining altitude makes a positive difference in the lives of others. Leaders that do it consistently over time become selfless in their service, which lies at the heart of effective leadership. This paper will discuss the characteristics of resilient leaders and how leadership makes a difference.
Selfless service is defined as, “serving others without regard for self” (Dees, 2013, p.64). By this definition, selfless service does not come naturally to most individuals. According to Brookes (2014), “selfless leadership is difficult to achieve, but in terms of the public interest, it is essential” (p. 211). However, through time and growth opportunities, selfless service may be developed by a successful leader. By becoming a selfless leader, a leader will demonstrate that the good for the organization is above the good for themselves. Leaders must be sincere in why they lead the