Blog #6 (2/23)
Last weeks definition:
Leadership is an innate quality that anyone can possess but only some bring to its fullest potential. It is the ability to utilize ones personal strengths in order to pull forth something from another person.
This weeks definition:
Leadership is an innate quality that anyone can possess but only some bring to its fullest potential. It is the ability to utilize ones personal strengths in order to pull forth something from another person while being both apart from the situation and connected to the situation. It is not necessarily leading an entire group, but can be working with a group in harmony to accomplish something. Leadership is value based.
The reading about the 7 C's and relating leadership to a group of musicians impacted my definition slightly. The reading was kind of long and uninspiring but in class the discussion of the 7 C's really made sense to me. When leading, there are several aspects you need to pay attention to, those being the 7 C's. With change being at the hub, there are three value sets and 7 overall values that as a leader one must consider when making any decision. First is consciousness of self, or personal values that motivate you to take action. The other two are congruence and consistency. Next one must look at group values to see if there is commitment and collaboration. Finally, you must look at societies values. Overall the portion about values playing a role in leadership is what influenced my definition.
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.