July 2011 Archives

The right thing

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Last week's final definition: To me leadership means the effect a person or a group can have on people to help support and better them throughout their endeavors to reach a common goal.

This week's definition: To me leadership means the effect a person or a group can have on people to help support and better them throughout their endeavors to reach a common goal; while doing what is right when no one is watching.


Analysis of the differences in the definitions:This week I added a section about doing what is right. "The ethics of right vs. right." How Good People Make Tough Choices" by Kidder, is all about whether doing the right thing for yourself or another source is really always doing the right thing. Kidder speaks about having to weigh your morals and ethics to be able to make the right choice. In the movie swat, Samuel L. Jackson says "sometimes doing the right thing just ain't doing the right thing" (Samuel L. Jackson, 2003) This quote is correct, sometimes you have to do something that is against your morals or may not be the right thing but is the best thing for the job and people will benefit the most from.

Kidder, R. M. (2003). "Overview: The ethics of right vs. right." How Good People Make Tough Choices (pp. 13 - 29). New York: Simon & Schuster.

Samuel L. Jackson, (2003). S.W.A.T. [DVD].

Definition 4

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Last week's final definition: To me leadership means the effect a person or a group can have on people to help support and better them throughout their endeavors.

This week's definition: To me leadership means the effect a person or a group can have on people to help support and better them throughout their endeavors to reach a common goal.


Analysis of the differences in the definitions: I added the "to reach one common goal" because of what you commented Jeff. Your comment questioning about my placement of endeavors made me think about what I was trying to say. Yes Leadership is supporting and helping others to get what they want but the majority of the time it is to get a common goal whether it is for a team or for a company. This is why I added what I did and changed my definition up a little bit.

Jeffrey Timm, JT. (2011, July 7). Justin time for leadership [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://blog.lib.umn.edu/barbe226/justintimeforleadership/2011/06/week-2-definition-1.php#comments

Week 3...

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Last week's final definition: To me leadership means the effect a person or a group can have on people to help support and better them throughout their endeavors.

This week's definition: To me leadership means the effect a person or a group can have on people to help support and better them throughout their endeavors.


Analysis of the differences in the definitions:
In this weeks definition I kept it the same as last week. There was nothing really that had an affect on me to change what I believe is the definition of leadership. In "Strengths Based Leadership" by Rath and Conchie they spoke about finding your top 5 strengths and about how to be a leader but I didn't find any of this relevant to my leadership definition. They were just talking about things to do to become a better leader and to make it easier on yourself, not about what it is/means to be a leader.

Rath, T. and Conchie, B. (2009). Strengths-based Leadership: Great teams, leaders, and why people follow. Gallup Press: Washington, D.C.

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