Adaptive Leadership Reflection

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This assignment is largely a reflection where I will analyze my personal leadership styles and reflect on how they are, or are not working. I will reflect on how I would like to change my leadership in the future based on concepts presented in the literature. I will also conduct a literature review to connect the concepts from my reflection to actual information about various leadership styles and models to build understanding. Last, I will speak to specific actions and practices I will implement in order to fill the gap between where I am now with my leadership and where I would like to be in the future. Future-Focus In the future, I plan to be a leader both in my career and outside of my career. I have chosen a bachelor’s degree in Recreation…show more content…
Often, I use a more task-oriented approach to leadership, which can be off-putting to followers. I believe that the Adaptive Leadership Approach will help me achieve my goal to start an alumni chapter because it assumes that a large number of the problems faced in leadership are embedded in interactive systems. Problems are complex, and can change and evolve as relationships do (Northouse, 2016). This model is also useful for this goal because “adaptive leadership clearly describes leadership as the actions the leaders undertake to afford followers the best opportunity to do adaptive work” (Northouse, 2016, p. 292). This idea relates to how sorority alumni chapters work, and the idea that we all have different goals and reasons for wanting to be a part of this group. This model will allow me to look at how my actions may help everyone get the most out of their time put in, and achieve their own personal…show more content…
Northouse (2016) claims that “followers will be motivated if they feel competent, if they think their efforts will be rewarded, and if they find the payoff for their work valuable” (p.135). I believe that I can use these concepts to motivate myself to complete my work and change my habit of procrastinating. By reminding myself (or having someone else remind me) that I am competent, and if I do well in these classes I have left my grade point average will be higher when I graduate. This will help me if I decide to go on and do graduate studies once my bachelor’s degree is completed. Jermier (2002) states “path-goal theory stated that leadership was, in essence, a dyadic more than a group phenomenon. Leaders were theorized to impact differentially the motivations of individuals by affecting valences and expectations” (p. 313). This claim supports the idea that I can use the ideas proposed by the path-goal theory in order to differentially motivate myself and others by effecting my expectations on my grade point average, my future aspirations for graduate studies, and goals to gain employment upon
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