Leadership: Week 9

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Week 8 Definition: Leadership is the process of finding strengths and abilities within a group of people to successfully complete a common task. The leader of a successful group is able to facilitate the group to collaborate creatively and efficiently in a playful manner, while still maintaining a vision for the group to work towards.

Week 9 Definition: Leadership is the process of finding strengths and abilities within a group of people to successfully complete a common task. The leader of a successful group is able to facilitate the group to collaborate creatively and efficiently in a playful manner, while still maintaining a vision for the group to work towards. The leader should also lead by example by treating each person with the respect and dignity that they deserve, no matter their differences in demographics.

I like the addition that I made to my definition last week. After reading the piece of racism this week, I realized how important it is to be respectful of other people's differences. If a leader does not treat others with respect, their followers will think that it is okay and begin acting in the same ways.

Sources:
Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. (2002). "Get on the balcony." Leadership on the Line: Staying alive through the dangers of leading (pp. 51 - 74). Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Rath, T. and Conchie, B. (2009). Strengths-based Leadership: Great teams, leaders, and why people follow. Gallup Press: Washington, D.C.

Goleman, D., & Boyatzis, R. (2008). "Social intelligence and the biology of leadership." Harvard Business Review, 86(9), 74-81. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=keh&AN=33983120&site=ehost-live

Lee, R. J., & King, S. N. (2001). "Ground your leadership vision in a personal vision." Discovering the Leader in You: A guide to realizing your personal leadership potential (pp. 31 - 54). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Goleman, D. (2006). "The Sweet Spot for Achievement." Social Intelligence: The new science of human relationships (pp. 267 - 284). New York: Bantam Books.

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.

Kegan, R., & Lahey, L. L. (2009). "We Never Had a Language for It" Immunity to Change: How to overcome it and unlock the potential in yourself and your organization (pp. 61 - 84). Boston: Harvard Business Press.

Tatum, B. D. (1997). "Defining Racism: Can we talk?" Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (pp. 3 - 17). New York: Basic Books.

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