Week 1: My definition of leadership is when someone has followers that look up to them for advice in work environments, a crisis, or general learning. There are good leaders and bad leaders. Leaders can either be assigned to you with no choice (for example, a mentor that has been assigned to be your advocate); or otherwise, you could have voted them in and respect their opinion and know they are going to be leading you in the right direction and you have the same goal (voting for a president of a company)
Week 2: The definition of a leader should be defined with an understanding that she/he is an ethical person with good intentions working towards the same goal for a community for a positive cause. There may possibly be bad leaders out there, but does that necessarily make them leaders or just people with bad intentions? Even they have followers which is required of a leader.
Analysis: My definition didn't change, but there was some additions and clarifications incorporated to it. During class there was some discussion regarding unethical leaders and some students were under the assumption that we were only speaking about good leaders but then a few people brought up people like Hitler, who by definition was a "leader" but an unethical leader so I wanted to clarify that topic of unethical versus ethical leaders. During our reading of "Get on the Balcony" it helped me take a step out of situations I might be involved in and view them subjectively and non-biased by going to the "balcony". It is a good exercise to think about when incorporating into the future leader projects I might have.