The Leadership Journey Portfolio Of Leadership

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The Leadership Journey Portfolio This course has been a journey of self-analysis and reflection on the study of leadership. Leadership is a journey throughout life in the realms of personal and professional application. Time, experience, study, observation, and reflection offer the path to continuing improvement. Part One - Questions One: How do you define leadership? Our textbook stated that leadership is a science and an art, as well as being both rational and emotional (Hughes, 2015, p. 5-6). Leadership theory provides the science and the application of the theory is the art. There is no one method to guarantee success for a leader. Leadership is multi-faceted and requires flexibility, emotional intelligence, and the will to…show more content…
In earlier years, family responsibilities kept from having time for volunteering. Financial responsibilities kept me from pursing employment with non-profits, as the pay is usually not the equivalent of other employers, unless one is high up on the executive ladder in a large non-profit entity. Our study of leadership has given me a better perspective of the history of leadership theories and historical leaders. I have gained insight on the importance of good leadership and the value it has in every organization. Going from good to great is definitely impacted by the quality of leadership. I have done enough volunteer work to see the need for quality leaders in non-profit organizations. In addition, I have seen the great need for volunteers as a vital component for accomplishing the mission of every non-profit organization. Our study of leadership has reinforced my thoughts about servant leadership. For instance, the level 5 leader is humble. Humility is a fundamental characteristic of servant leadership (Greenleaf, 1998). What are your key values? My choice of leadership style is servant leadership. My thoughts on the values of servant leaders, correlate with my own, and include civility, humility, embracing diversity, integrity, and accountability. Civility seems to have gone astray in some parts of our society. Servant leaders have on opportunity to increase civility by treating everyone with dignity, respect, and
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