The purpose of this learning journal is to demonstrate the development of my learning and understanding of the importance of self-awareness in relation to leadership. In order to pursue my personal growth and career development I have kept a record of collection of ideas throughout the entire class in order to improve my leadership quality to achieve my desired goals by maximizing my strength and minimizing the weaknesses. Hence, in this journal I have chosen the four areas of leadership which influence my interpersonal relationship as a leader.
well as emotional wellbeing. Successful leaders invite communication, listen well, and prove themselves ' trustworthy by exhibiting rational,caring,and predictable behavior in interpersonal relationships. Effective interpersonal communication can be a key to management success.
Developing leadership abilities early in my life is vital to becoming the person I aspire to be. Having these kinds of skills is something that can help me become a more effective communicator. Communication is necessary in many careers throughout one’s lifetime. Acquiring attributes of a leader
This approach emphasize that having a leader with a certain set of traits is crucial to having effective leadership. It’s the leader and the leader’s personality that are central to the leadership process.
I am excellent at relating to people and understanding why individuals make certain decisions. My ability to acknowledge and validate the emotions and actions of others has allowed me to create a positive repertoire not only in leadership positions, but also in daily situations. The key to my leadership style is close relationships with those I’m leading, which I usually create through frequent conversations or individual meetings. I believe that leadership is not a competitive ladder where I am above others, but instead a connective web in which I am the center of those I oversee. I have learned to be straight-forward and firm in setting rules and standards, while also being compassionate and understanding to individual
According to Sullivan and Decker (2009), leadership is influencing others into working toward accomplishing a common goal. Some people are born with an innate leadership quality within them. Others require learning leadership and management skills. It takes a certain personality trait that makes them a natural leader. Intelligence, personality, and abilities are three categories of the trait theory that is a part of the profile of successful leaders (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). I will discuss my personal views of leadership. It will
The leadership self-assessment above indicates own leadership strengths, specifically interpersonal skills. These skills include verbal and non-verbal communication, negotiation, problem-solving, and assertiveness. As a matter of point, interpersonal skills build strong working relationship among employees, hence, improving efficiency in management. Besides, political skills help to manage the organizational politics and reduce workplace conflicts (Hersey, Ken, and Dewey 15). However, self-assessment indicated some weakness in analytical and drama fairness skills that needs development.
Many of these traits I later learned were the attributes of leadership referenced in “The Leadership Challenge” by Kouzes and Posner.
2- Taking self-assessments allow for recognition and understanding concerning one-self and the qualities possessed. Various approaches to leadership, decision-making, and personality traits greatly influence communication, motivation and management abilities within an organization. These skills can be learned and enhanced. Understanding how these styles impact others can empower leaders to increase organizational performance and create an improved work environment. Great leaders have impacted our societies and organizations. They have shared necessary guidelines for increasing leadership skills.
Many may measure leadership in success, however, leadership is also measured in personality. The phrase “born to be a leader” holds true when considering the qualities a leader must possess. To be an effective leader, first it must be understood that respect, logical problem solving, and confidence without arrogance is key; these qualities are present in the leaders of the novel The Lord of the Flies as well as in modern leaders of today’s society.
In this world, there are many types of people and personalities. The personality trait in question is a leadership. From group leaders to CEOs to presidents, leaders are around us. However, what makes one a leader? Well, a leader needs to possess the characteristics of cooperation, problem solving, integrity, confident, and the list goes on. A leader also needs to live up to any mistakes and learn from them instead of pushing it off or blaming someone else. A leader needs to not take bias, but instead be fair and look at the big picture. I have many of these traits in leadership.
There are many different characteristics a person needs to possess in order to be an effective leader and to be an asset to a company. Besides having a high IQ a leader must be able to evaluate a business environment, manage tasks efficiently, promote strategic thinking and innovation, and manage change. All the traits just mentioned are extremely important, although, recent studies have showed one of the more important characteristics a leader must possess in order to be effective is emotional intelligence.
Though the theories of leadership glorify factors, such as personal significance, timing, special skills, responsiveness, or power, as the qualities of a leader, I believe that neither of those factors are as essential as being personable. I believe being personable is the greatest determinant since a leadership position requires public speaking, either in the form of one-to-one conversations or to an audience. I believe that a leader should create an impression that will motivate and inspire others. Therefore, they should be able to create an impressive and enduring impression. Leaders should speak to others in a way that is respectful, friendly, and relatable. If they are unable to do so, then no matter how powerful or significant the individual, not a single person will follow, admire, or respect them.
While reading about the Consciousness of Self portion of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students, I learned not only about myself, but more about the necessary traits to becoming an effective leader. I learned that to become a strong leader, you must first introspect on yourself and recognize your strengths and weaknesses. It is also important to be able to incorporate these assets and drawbacks into your daily life, any group organizations, and especially in any leadership positions. Detailed down below are the three main concepts that stand out the most for me in leadership.
“To become a leader one must be self-assured, assertive and self-sufficient” This is required to successfully overcome the obstacles that present us with life and work, and to scale the hierarchical structure of a company or organization. Unfortunately, these characteristics are precisely what often limit people to create teams or be an effective communicator.