Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 14

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Last Week's Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).
Leadership is very much about creating a positive change and making improvements on a personal, team, and organziational level. To create desired changes a leader must understand the ideal vision and personal self, be self aware of real self vs. ideal self, create a learning agenda, practice new thoughts and behaviors, and engage in relationships with groups (Boyatziz, 2006, pg. 1). Relationships have a large impact on leaders, and includes more than just professional groups. Gathering feedback from both private life and public life will allow a leader to improve their overall knowledge, skills, and abilities (Kegan & Lahey, 2009, pg. 65).

Week 14 Definition:

Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).
Leadership is very much about creating a positive change and making improvements on a personal, team, and organziational level. To create desired changes a leader must understand the ideal vision and personal self, be self aware of real self vs. ideal self, create a learning agenda, practice new thoughts and behaviors, and engage in relationships with groups (Boyatziz, 2006, pg. 1). Relationships have a large impact on leaders, and includes more than just professional groups. Gathering feedback from both private life and public life will allow a leader to improve their overall knowledge, skills, and abilities (Kegan & Lahey, 2009, pg. 65). Leadership is more than just giving out orders, and having authority over others. Leadership is constantly changing, and it is the ability to give others hope, motivating people reach their highest potential, and sharing a positive vision.

Analysis:

My leadership definition is always evolving and growing with everything I learn, read, and experience. I also believe everyone's definition of leadership is personal and mostly based off of personal experiences.

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 13

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Last Week's Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).
Leadership is very much about creating a positive change and making improvements on a personal, team, and organziational level. To create desired changes a leader must understand the ideal vision and personal self, be self aware of real self vs. ideal self, create a learning agenda, practice new thoughts and behaviors, and engage in relationships with groups (Boyatziz, 2006, pg. 1). Relationships have a large impact on leaders, and includes more than just professional groups. Gathering feedback from both private life and public life will allow a leader to improve their overall knowledge, skills, and abilities (Kegan & Lahey, 2009, pg. 65).

Week 13 Definition:

Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).
Leadership is very much about creating a positive change and making improvements on a personal, team, and organziational level. To create desired changes a leader must understand the ideal vision and personal self, be self aware of real self vs. ideal self, create a learning agenda, practice new thoughts and behaviors, and engage in relationships with groups (Boyatziz, 2006, pg. 1). Relationships have a large impact on leaders, and includes more than just professional groups. Gathering feedback from both private life and public life will allow a leader to improve their overall knowledge, skills, and abilities (Kegan & Lahey, 2009, pg. 65).

Analysis:

Kezar, A. (2000). "Pluralistic Leadership: Incorporating Diverse Voices." The Journal of

Higher Education, 71(6), Nov. - Dec., 2000, pp. 722-743. http://z.umn.edu/kezar

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 12

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Last Week's Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).
Leadership is very much about creating a positive change and making improvements on a personal, team, and organziational level. To create desired changes a leader must understand the ideal vision and personal self, be self aware of real self vs. ideal self, create a learning agenda, practice new thoughts and behaviors, and engage in relationships with groups (Boyatziz, 2006, pg. 1). Relationships have a large impact on leaders, and includes more than just professional groups. Gathering feedback from both private life and public life will allow a leader to improve their overall knowledge, skills, and abilities (Kegan & Lahey, 2009, pg. 65).

Week 12 Definition:

Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).
Leadership is very much about creating a positive change and making improvements on a personal, team, and organziational level. To create desired changes a leader must understand the ideal vision and personal self, be self aware of real self vs. ideal self, create a learning agenda, practice new thoughts and behaviors, and engage in relationships with groups (Boyatziz, 2006, pg. 1). Relationships have a large impact on leaders, and includes more than just professional groups. Gathering feedback from both private life and public life will allow a leader to improve their overall knowledge, skills, and abilities (Kegan & Lahey, 2009, pg. 65).

Analysis:
Gladwell, M. (2005). "The Warren Harding Error: Why we fall for tall, dark, and handsome men."

Blink: The power of thinking without thinking (pp. 72 - 98). New York: Pushkin Enterprises.
Tatum, B. D. (1997). "Defining Racism: Can we talk?" Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (pp. 3 - 17). New York: Basic Books.

I kept my definition the same this week because the two articles for this week focused more on racism. I felt those two articles apply to everyone and not just leaders. Although, the reading was important, but didn't necessarily need to be included in my leadership definition.

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 11

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Last Week's Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).

Week 11 Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).
Leadership is very much about creating a positive change and making improvements on a personal, team, and organziational level. To create desired changes a leader must understand the ideal vision and personal self, be self aware of real self vs. ideal self, create a learning agenda, practice new thoughts and behaviors, and engage in relationships with groups (Boyatziz, 2006, pg. 1). Relationships have a large impact on leaders, and includes more than just professional groups. Gathering feedback from both private life and public life will allow a leader to improve their overall knowledge, skills, and abilities (Kegan & Lahey, 2009, pg. 65).
Analysis:
Boyatzis, R. E. . (2006). An overview of intentional change from a complexity perspective. Journal of Management Development, 25(7), 607-623. doi:10.1108/02621710610678445
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Kegan, R., & Lahey, L. L. (2009). "Identifying Each Person's One Big Thing" (pp. 63 - 67). Boston: Harvard Business Press.

I added more to Week 11's definition after the course readings. I think it is vital for leaders to be proactive and create intentional change. It is also important to be self-aware and understand the gap between ideal and real self. Leaders that are aware and working toward their ideal self can help others do the same. Leadership also includes many different realtionships, and it is important to gather feedback to improve oneself.

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 10

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Last Week's Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success.

Week 10 Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success. There are various characteristics that describe different leaders. A servant leader has 11 characteristics: self sacrifice for the good of others, good listener, empathetic, encourage emotional healing, aware, persuasive, conceptualize, futuristic, strong sense of stewardship, committed to the growth of others, and have a strong sense of community (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2007, pg. 2).

Analysis:
Barbuto, J. E., & Wheeler, D. W. (2007). "Becoming a Servant Leader: Do you have what it takes?" Retrieved from www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/g1481/build/g1481.pdf

I decided to add to my leadership definition because I thought Barbuto and Wheeler's concept of servant leader is important. Servant leaders are a type of leadership, and many people fall into this category.

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 8

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Last Week's Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning.

Week 8 Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning. A leader should have the ability to foster adaptation, embrace disequilibrium, and generate leadership in order to have long-term success.


Analysis:

Heifetz, R., Grashow, A., & Linsky, M. (2009). "Leadership in a (permanent) crisis." Harvard
Business Review, 87(7), 62-69. Retrieved from
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=keh&AN=41997981&site=ehost-live

This week my definition for leadership adjusted because I believe that there are more qualities that a leader should have in order to be successful. Being able to help others become leaders and develop their skills is important especially in an Company setting. The ability to adapt to changes and adjusting yourself/others in order to thrive during these changes. "Adaptive leadership is a daily opportunity to mobilize the resources of people to thrive in a changing and challenging world" (Heifetz & Grashow & Linsky, 2009, pg. 69).

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 7

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Last Week's Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values.

Week 7 Definition:
Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values. Leadership also requires selflessness, unprejudiced decision making skills, and ethical reasoning.


Analysis:
Terry, R. (2001). "Deciding what you believe." Seven zones for leadership: Acting
authentically in stability and chaos (pp. 20 - 40). Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black
Publishing, Inc.

Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2006). "The Function of Ethics - and Its Main Impediement." Understanding the Foundations of Ethical Reasoning (pp. 4 - 36). Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.

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

My definition adjusted this week because I believe leaders must have clear beliefs and values. Also, they cannot be selfish because it requires "enhancing the well being of others" (Paul & Edler, 2006 pg. 4). Leaders must also make tough choices and the right ethical ones.

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 6

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Last Week's Definition:

Leadership is not only the ability to organize, direct, and inspire others. Leadership is the being flexible, and utilize the different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, in order to effectively lead there must be: trust, compassion, stability, and hope.

Week 6 Definition:

Leadership is a combination of different knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ability to organize, direct, inspire others, being flexible, and able to hone in different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, leadership includes: trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Leaders need to understand and be able to depict their core values.

Analysis of the definitions:

Lee, R.J., & King, S. N. (2011). Discovering the Leader in You: A Guide to Learning Your Personal Leadership Potential. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

My definition of leadership was adjusted after reading Lee and King's section on core and personal values. Values affect the way each person makes a decision, and it "guides our actions and beliefs" (p. 55). As a leader I feel it is important to understand your own core values before you can to lead others. Many followers will ask how you base your decision, and what you take into consideration everytime you do something. I decided to add this to my leadership definition because I feel the more your core values align with your leadership style/decisions you'll be more successful. I feel that leaders need to have a strong vision in order to effectively lead others.

Emerging Definition of Leadership Week 5

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Last week's final definition:

My initial definition of leadership is the ability to organize, direct, and inspire other individuals.

This week's definition:

Leadership is not only the ability to organize, direct, and inspire others. Leadership is the being flexible, and utilize the different leadership styles depending on the situation. Also, in order to effectively lead there must be: trust, compassion, stability, and hope.

After completing the readings for the past five weeks I have gained more insight to what it leadership means. My definition is continuously developing, and I will add more as I learn more about the topic. My initial definition did not change, but I just added more information.