week six

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Lat week's definition: To be a successful leader is to be able to drive people in the right direction with the right attitude.

This week's definition, Leader ship is not only about having the right attitude to lead but it is also about having a vision. So a new addition to my leadership definition is the word " Vision." Successful leaders are ones that also have a clear vision of what they want in life.
According to lee & King, 2001, a clear vision is combination of both personal vision and leadership vision. Personal vision is all about what one want to do with his/her life and what their ultimate goal is. A visionary person must ask himself, "Why am I doing this?" (Lee & King, 2001 p.32). When we have a vision it must be a clear one because if it unclear it leaves too much to chance. Being an incoherent leader " Prevents its owner from being proactive, leaving only a passive, opportunistic approach to career and life." Organizational vision is when people come together to achieve a certain goal in the future. Having a clear personal vision increases the ability to handle leadership level issues.

What I also found interesting:
The word fighting is often perceived as something negative and undesirable. This writing has a different approach to the idea of fighting. Conflicts can sometimes be informative, and make fighting for what you believe worthwhile. Fighting for something shows that we care about the outcome.
I thought this reading was very interesting.

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Nice job! Interesting analysis.

Grade: 10 points
Clarity of the new definition (out of 2): 2 points
Thoughtfulness of the analysis (out of 6): 6 points
Grammar, spelling, and APA style (out of 2): 2 points

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