Leadership Definition: WEEK 12

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Week 11 (last week): Leadership is when an ethical person with ethical intentions uses their strengths to lead a group of people towards a common goal while respecting other cultures and believing in the common goal. A good leader knows both their strengths and weaknesses and surrounds themselves with smart people who can contribute to their weaknesses. A good leader should be able to work well under pressure and always be positive and encouraging. A leader is only as strong as its weakest member. Leadership involves seeing past prejudice and looking at a person as an individual with contributing strengths.

WEEK 1 (first week): 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 12 (now): Leadership is when an ethical person with ethical intentions uses their strengths to lead a group of people towards a common goal while respecting other cultures and believing in the common goal. A good leader knows both their strengths and weaknesses and surrounds themselves with smart people who can contribute to their weaknesses. A good leader should be able to work well under pressure and always be positive and encouraging. A leader is only as strong as its weakest member. Leadership involves seeing past prejudice and looking at a person as an individual with contributing strengths.

ANALYSIS: This is my last entry regarding my definition of Leadership. As you can see, my definition changed a lot from Week 1's definition (included in this blog entry) Leadership is clearly so many more things than just having followers that look up to someone for leading. I learned a lot throughout the last 16 weeks. I believe the biggest lesson I can take away is when I look at people individually more closely, that I take in to account their different cultures and upbringings. In addition, how everyone is different - - neither is better than the other - just different, but that's what makes the world work and how we can incorporate strengths together to make some great.

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This page contains a single entry by pococ001 published on April 30, 2012 8:31 AM.

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