January 2012 Archives

Leadership: Week 4

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This Week's Definition: Leadership is the ability to unify others under one goal or idea, and to be able to push that group towards the goal, while promoting an energetic and positive environment, while ensuring that all members feel appreciated and useful as part of the team

Last Week's Definition: Leadership is the ability to unify others under one goal or idea, and to be able to spur them to achieve this goal and to improve their performance while promoting an energetic and positive environment.

Analysis: My leadership definition has changed because of several things discussed in class as well as our most recent reading. Without followers and members of a group, there is no one for a leader to even lead. This means that a leader must support and nurture each and every member of his group, to ensure his own powers as a leader, and to unify the group. Also, the world doesn't work nearly as well operating independently, anything can be accomplished with cooperation and unified idea sharing and thinking.


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.

Leadership: Week 3

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This week's definition: Leadership is the ability to unite others under a single idea or goal, while also pushing their followers towards achieving this goal. They must also promote a positive environment and work to make everyone feel connected in the group to maximize production as well.

Last week's definition: Leadership is the ability to unite others under a single idea or goal, while also pushing their followers towards achieving this goal.

Analysis: From the reading a leader must at his core be able to maximize group production in order to meet goals and deadlines. In order to do this they must create a positive and energetic environment, which will aid in group cohesion and make them feel more comfortable, allowing the group to reach maximum productivity.

Lee, R.J. & King, S.N. (2001). Base your leadership values on personal values. Discovering the leader in you: A guide to realizing your personal leadership potential. (pp. 55-70). San Francisco: Jossey-Boss.

Leadership: Week 2

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This week's definition: Leadership is the ability to unite others under a single idea or goal, while also pushing their followers towards achieving this goal.

Analysis: The leadership repertoire showed me that a leader must also be able to motivate his followers to achieve the group's goals and that leader can't do things on his own. Without the followers, a leader is powerless and therefore, must work on his motivational skills to get maximum production.

Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., & McKee, A. (2002). "The leadership repertoire." Primal leadership: Learning to lead with emotional intelligence (pp. 53-69). Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Leadership: Week 1

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This week's definition: Leadership is the ability to unite others under a single idea or goal.

Analysis: This definition is based off my personal experiences and what I think at the minimum a leader has to be able to do.

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