Leadership Definition 7

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Last Week's Definition: Leadership is the act of motivating a person or group of people towards a goal. A leader inspires and directs people in order to guide them to that goal.

New Definition: Leadership is influencing people by ways of motivation, guidance, and affiliation. A leader must be capable of being vulnerable. Much of leading is showing your followers that you are one of them and have the same goals.

Reasoning. I have sort of gone back to one of my first definitions about leadership having major components of motivation, guidance, and affiliation. I really believe these are important aspects of leadership. People are not influenced by someone they do not feel connected with, and are not motivated by someone they do not feel is striving for the same goal. This was emphasized in Kegan and Lahey's "The Real Reason People Won't Change." They explained that leaders for example CEOs must be able to show to their employees their test for immunity to change, allowing the employees to see that they are willing to change.

Kegan, R., & Lahey, L. L. (2001). The Real reason people won't change. Harvard Business Review, 79(10), 85-­‐92.

Leadership Definition 6

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Last Week's Definition: Leadership is guiding and influencing people in a positive way. Leadership can shine through any circumstance, as long as people are being guided to where they want to be and in a successful way.

New Definition: Leadership is the act of motivating a person or group of people towards a goal. A leader inspires and directs people in order to guide them to that goal.


Reasoning: I have been defining leadership as guiding people towards something, but i realized that in order to guide someone they must be motivated. You can try leading someone but if they are not motivated, you are not going to be successful. Leadership also requires motivating, in order to guide them further.

Leadership Definition 5

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Last Week's Definition: Leadership is the act of guiding others to achieve maximum potential of individuals with whatever they may be doing. A leader is someone people look up to because they have the ability to guide people and hold composure, in times where others may fail to. it is because of a person's ability for people to gravitate towards them and follow them with their guidance that makes someone have good leadership.

New Definition: Leadership is guiding and influencing people in a positive way. Leadership can shine through any circumstance, as long as people are being guided to where they want to be and in a successful way.

Reasoning: Leadership is a very non specific thing. I realized that it can be seen in any circumstance and can be represented in many different ways.

Leadership Definition 4

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Last Week's Definition: Leadership is the act of guiding others in order to achieve something whether it be a goal, or just over all connectedness within a group. A leader brings people together by influencing theme to all want a certain success, and a leader is the one who will lead people to success. They recognize strengths within a group to reach maximum potential.

New Definition: Leadership is the act of guiding others to achieve maximum potential of individuals with whatever they may be doing. A leader is someone people look up to because they have the ability to guide people and hold composure, in times where others may fail to. it is because of a person's ability for people to gravitate towards them and follow them with their guidance that makes someone have good leadership.

Reasoning: My definition hasn't changed a whole lot, expect for the essence of holding composure. With reading Gladwell's "The Art of Failure: Why some people choke and others panic," i realized it is at times when you do not hold composure and do not have confidence in yourself and that you fail at leadership.

Leadership Definition 3

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Last Definition: Leadership is a quality that only some people are born with. If you are born with leadership you hold the ability to maximize your skills in positively affecting others by ways of influence, guidance, and affliction.

New Definition: Leadership is the act of guiding others in order to achieve something whether it be a goal, or just over all connectedness within a group. A leader brings people together by influencing theme to all want a certain success, and a leader is the one who will lead people to success. They recognize strengths within a group to reach maximum potential.

After seeing people's presentations i gathered a few things from their definitions.

Leadership Definition 2

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First Definition: Having leadership is having the ability to guide or lead a group. You influence people positively and people tend to follow your actions.

New Definition: Leadership is a quality that only some people are born with. If you are born with leadership you hold the ability to maximize your skills in positively affecting others by ways of influence, guidance, and affliction.

In reading "Deciding What You Believe," I recognized that leadership has many different approaches but there are certain ones that I believe are the most successful, and also that leadership is a quality you must hold from birth in order to be a successful leader.

Leadership Definition

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Having leadership is having the ability to guide or lead a group. You influence people positively and people tend to follow your actions.