week ten

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Last week's definition: Last week's definition: Leader ship is not only about having the right attitude to lead but it is also about having a vision.
This week's definition: Leadership is not only about having the right attitude to lead but it is also about having a vision and learning goals.
Additional word to last week's definition is "learning goals"
Leaders that have learning goals are more effective than the ones that don't. Setting up learning goals enables them to take strength based achievable steps towards being successful leaders. To achieve success in their leading, they should learn from what they observe or what others do so that when they are faced with similar situations, they will use what they learned to better handle the situation. Also, through learning goals leaders give more chance to practice their skills. Leader should make sure that their learning goals resonate their dreams, by focusing on possibilities of change that will lead them to better performance at work and in life in general Goleman et al. (2002).

Not only leaders but also followers need to have learning goals. By having a good relationship between each other they can provide each other with feedback. From the feedback they gain knowledge of what they are doing wrong or right in order to help them grow. Trough good relationship they will learn from their own mistakes as well as mistakes of other members.

Work cited
Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., & McKee, A. (2002). "Metamorphosis: Sustaining leadership change." Primal Leadership: Learning to lead with emotional intelligence (pp. 139 - 168). Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

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Good post. The sustainability aspect of the Goleman, Boyatzis and McKee article is critically important to longterm success, but is often overlooked. If you haven't already, at some point you'll work for a "stagnant" leader, and it can be pretty unpleasant.

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

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