There are many different styles of leadership. A good leader is able to change the way they lead in every situation that they are in. I believe that leadership is being able to lead any amount of people in a group. A leader leads these people in an organized manner and many times is aiming to accomplish a goal. The followers of a leader require trust, compassion, stability, and hope to come from the leader; without these four contributions, it may not be possible for leaders to lead their followers. For a leader to make good decisions, they need to understand the difference between egocentric thinking and ethical thinking. Depending on the hierarchial structure of a group, there are different styles of leadership that can be used. A leader can use one of three philosophies to help them make decisions. Leaders must adjust their style of leadership depending on the economic environment in which they are in. "A leader us one who is able to effect positive change for the betterment of others, the community, and society. Leadership involves collaborative relationships that lead to collective action grounded in the shared values of people who work together to effect positive change." (Astin)
No changes this week because I feel that my leadership definition is well rounded. I feel that leaders focus on the communication aspect of leadership after they have begun their journey as leaders.
■Astin, H. S., & Astin, A. W. (1996). A social change model of leadership development: Guidebook (version III) (pp. 4 - 27). Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute.