"Being in a choking or panic mood, it is important to step back and look at the big picture "balcony perspective" just so that you can be aware of the outcome of your action. (Gladwell, 2000) As a leader, knowing your own perspective will lack improvements and adjustment as to viewing things from many different perceptions."
"It is important as a leader to self-reflect his or her strengths and weakness to lead a community. If a leader is able to lead others in a satisfactory, commitment way, many of the community will listen and make changes. However, a leader's message should concentrate on delivering the positive meaning and not the opposite."
My definition for this week is different from last week's definition since it only focuses on the positive outcome of a leader's action. From reading "The Sweet Spot for Achievement", Goleman discuss about the upside-down "U" graph where stress, optimal cognitive efficiency and anxiety plays a huge role as a leader. If a leader was to fall near stress and anxiety, there's a chance where he/she may not do well. I believe this example also relate to the other readings from Gladwell "The Art of Failure: Why some people choke and others panic". Along with the other reading "A social change model of leadership development" Astin pointed out that self-reflection is important when leading a group because without self-reflection, there wouldn't be self-knowledge. Without self-knowledge, a leader would find it hard to knowledge others and know his/her true identity. Overall, I believe that leaders should be aware of the outcomes when making choices to a community and especially for them.
Goleman, D. (2006). "The Sweet Spot for Achievement." Social Intelligence: The new science of human relationships (pp. 267 - 284). New York: Bantam Books.
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.d