Week 12

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Last week defination: A good leader should have the ability of be adaptable and and enjoy the challenges in the new environments. Challenging could help both the team and leader grow. But leaders should be ready to take the risks of innovation and creativity of those challenges at the same time.

This week's definition: A Good leader should thinking more information before make the quick decision. And leaders should be able to make a conscious effort to avoid the fault of making judgement based on the first imprpessions. The rapid cognition will lead us astray to do the right choice sometimes. So prejudice and discrimination should be avoid.
This week's reading article The Warren Harding Error: Why We Fall For Tall, Dark, and Handsome Men talks about the error when we ascribe professional characteristic based on race or physical appearance or characteristics. It's a good example because this kind of mistake happens a lot actually. People make quick decision by the first impression without thinking too much. A good leader must avoid to judge a person from first look and be aware of personal prejudices.

Sources:
Gladwell, M. (2005). "The Warren Harding Error: Why we fall for tall, dark, and handsome men." Blink: The power of thinking without thinking (pp. 72 - 98). New York: Pushkin Enterprises.

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

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