Last week's definition:
The exertion of individualism that enables others to follow the example of. Individualism that possesses qualities such as taking action, command, intiative, positivity, persistence, and success. A person with leadership will acquire or learn most if not all of these.
This week's Definition:
Based on my recent experiences within the course, I feel that in order to have great leadership you must learn how to positively affect the one's that you are leading. You are more likely to have positive responses from others. According to D.T. Kyle, How a leader blends the positional power with their own charisma, his/her personal power, will determine how favorably or unfavorably followers respond to the power of his position (Kyle, p.161)
My definition of leadership changed this week because when reading, "the sovereign: power of presence", I learned a lot about leading in a way that garners respect from your peers. This week was a little trying due to lack of leadership and communication in our group. In fact, it seemed as though there were too many leaders! I had to figure out a way to positively take the lead without the others feeling less important. It worked and the outcome is great. We reached our goal with our assignment and I think that will positively effect our grade. I do support and like this week's readings. I learned about the numerous characteristics that a good leader will possess.
Kyle, D. T. (1998). "The sovereign: The power of presence." The Four Powers of Leadership: Presence, intention, wisdom, compassion (pp. 159 - 191). Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Inc.