The Key Concepts Of Leadership

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Defining leadership and the qualities associated with leading is a frequently debated topic, with many theorists focusing on different areas that they consider are the most important or relevant to leadership. Leadership is an inherent requirement of all members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Furthermore, the development of leadership abilities is an individual journey; however, to better enhance this journey the basic leadership principles and behaviours need to be considered. Over the past the two years while studying at the Australian Defence Force Academy I have been able to reflect on my own leadership style and skills more than ever before. Having attended numerous leadership courses as part of my journey through the ranks there has only been limited time and opportunity for self-reflection. This reflective paper will outline some of the key concepts of leadership taught during the semester and how they have and do relate to my leadership skills and traits. While there is no key definition of leadership, we have learned that the outcome of a good leader is to influence a group or team in achieving the organisations objective. Nevertheless, it is essential that we are first able to distinguish between leadership and management. Management is primarily concerned with the allocation and controlling of resources including people, and leadership is the ability to inspire people to achieve an outcome. General David Morrison, who has had an influenced on me as an ADF
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