Leadership 10

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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.
  4. Leadership is made

Analysis of the differences in the definitions:

I revisited the article written by Terry (2001) and I decided to take stand that leadership is made.   In my opinion, Kezar (2000) supported this definition through her positionality theory. The theory states that individuals' leadership perspective emerges from their unique experiences. Also, according to Clifton, Andersen, and Schreinder (2006), the inner self talents of a leader could only become strengths once pertinent knowledge and skills were "acquired". These ideas are acceptable for me; therefore I refused to think that leadership is born.   

References:

Clifton, D., Anderson, E., and Schreinder, L. (2006). StrengthsQuest: Discover and develop your strengths in academics, career, and beyond. New York: Gallup Press. Pages: 26 - 70.

Kezar, A. (2000). "Pluralistic Leadership: Incorporating Diverse Voices." The Journal of Higher Education, 71(6), Nov. - Dec., 2000, pp. 722-743. http://z.umn.edu/kezar

Terry, R. (2001). "Deciding what you believe." Seven zones for leadership: Acting authentically in stability and chaos (pp. 20 - 40). Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing, Inc.

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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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