Leadership 9

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Previous week definition:

  1. Leadership is a collection of essential personal skills that are to be learned in an ongoing basis; versatility is one of them. 
  2. Leadership helps a team to accomplish specific goals efficiently through the collaboration between individuals.
  3. Leadership can also be choices of actions made consciously and unconsciously from one's personal values and beliefs, which can affect other people in positive ways as well as be inspirational.

This week definition:

  1. Leadership is a collection of essential personal skills that are to be learned in an ongoing basis; versatility is one of them. 
  2. Leadership helps a team to accomplish specific goals efficiently through the collaboration between individuals.
  3. Leadership can also be choices of actions made consciously and unconsciously from one's personal values and beliefs, which can affect other people in positive ways as well as be inspirational.

Analysis of the differences in the definitions:

Komives,Lucas, and McMahon (1998) defined a group as "three or more people interacting and communicating interpersonally over time in order to reach a goal". In the article, they also made a distinction between group and team in which a team was considered to be a group of people collaborating while possessing five meaningful characteristics. (Komives et. al.,2008). I decided to agree with their definition of team and make no change to my second definition of leadership. While my definition does not change structurally, its perspective does change significantly.

References:

Komives, S. R., Lucas, N., & McMahon, T. R. (1998). "Interacting in Teams and Groups." Exploring Leadership: For college students who want to make a difference (pp. 165 - 194). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Grade: 10 out of 10 possible
Clarity of the new definition: 2 points of 2 possible
Thoughtfulness of the analysis: 6 points of 6 possible
Grammar, spelling, and APA style: 2 points of 2 possible

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