Last Week's Definition:
Leadership requires a solid basis in your values and practices, situation arise where one is challenged, fiscally or otherwise, one must remain true to one's morals to remain accesible as a leader.
Leadership requires the belief and pursuit of something larger than oneself, helping others on your way towards a collective goal exemplifies a leader.
While I felt that both the Astin & Astin and the Barbuto & Wheeler readings downplayed the importance of the individual in many leadership situations, I liked how they promoted the concept of putting others before oneself to achieve something together. These tactics should be paired with personal strengths to create a team that is stronger than the leader alone, while acknowledging that moving too far into the democratic realm can damage productivity.
Astin, H. S., & Astin, A. W. (1996). A social change model of leadership development: Guidebook (version III) (pp. 4 - 27). Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute.
Barbuto, J. E., & Wheeler, D. W. (2007). "Becoming a Servant Leader: Do you have what it takes?"
Note: I was out of town October 18-22 on a University sanctioned trip, I alerted my group members beforehand and thought that I would be able to complete this assignment the night I got back, however after traveling all day I did not have it in me. Sorry for the delay.