A leader needs to adapt to situations and use techniques that are inclusive in order to avoid conflict and aids decision-making. Building relationships, considering others feelings and celebrating their successes with them can maintain strong leadership. By encouraging my team to participate in the decision making process I empower them, which inspires job satisfaction this reduces conflict, poor time keeping and absenteeism. I need to be able to help my staff team understand the need for change and I do this by being clear about my aims and objectives, the actions required and the part they need to play. Sometimes I need to take control especially where health and safety is concerned, these policies and procedures me adhered to at all times.
Leadership is can mean different things to different people. To me, leadership is more than having a title and subordinates. Leadership is having the courage to make the right choices, engage others in a vision, and empower your subordinates with a shared purpose and to achieve positive impacts. Leadership can also be relational which means it takes teamwork, requires you to be able to work with others in various backgrounds and that may have difference perspectives. Leadership also requires continuous learning, discerned decision making, and savvy communication skills.
“Pausing for reflection allows the space to separate logic and emotions; it allows us to understand all of the contributing factors and dynamics and to separate the personal from the systemic” (Young, Boulton, & Liddell, 2016, p.42). As a reflective leader, I can challenge my assumptions, asks relevant questions and endeavor to make sense of my experiences. Being an effective leader is of paramount importance to me. As an effective leader, I can reflect to improve, effect change for the betterment of an organization, and hold integrity as the mantra of my leadership style. The use of structured reflection is central to sustain and enhance professional and personal effectiveness.
This lesson principle resonated with me because I am both a leader and a follower. As such, I am often put in situations where I have to make decisions, I have to develop subordinates and peers, and I have to follow lawful orders even when I do not agree with them. In other words, the three components of the leadership system affect each other differently; yet, we must intertwine these elements into our leadership development to ensure we are effective, as both leaders and followers. To expand on this concept, as leaders, we must attempt to display character strengths, virtues, and ethical behavior at all times. This is easier said than done, as we must consider each individual’s personal ethics code, values, upbringing, etc.
I can teach to the divergent learner by building the bond that they need. Taking the time to become their educational partner. I can actively engage the class in group discussions to really hook the divergent learner. The assimilating learner will need a guide; which I can do since I like to break down complex issues. I will provide them organized lectures and different perspectives to topics being discussed in class.
Why do you believe you are a good fit for the Peer Mentor position? I enjoy helping people be more like themselves. I feel indebted to the University of Saint Francis for helping me grow and live the life that lives inside of me, and I would like to give back that feeling of self-awareness to others. I have positive energy, good communication skills, and a growth mindset. I work well one-on-one and in a team setting.
I can develop my strengths and manage my weaknesses as a team member by understanding my role within a team hence, improving my contribution to the team. As a Shaper / Coordinator I have a strong urge to perform whilst ensuring deadlines are met. I also look to utilize people to their full potential making sure I take their preferences are met. Therefore, by ensuring their preferences are met, the team member will feel more motivated, driven and good about themselves and their role in the team which will be reflected in their performance. What I will need to work on is the pitfalls of being a Shaper /
Abstract This work is devoted to the analysis of personal leadership qualities as well as individual characteristics, tendencies, and preferences. Leadership is an essential component of the successful functioning of any organization, so leaders must adequately assess their own capabilities and improve them. Additionally, this paper contains an analysis of results of five tests on leadership including the Myers-Briggs test, the big five personality test, the John Maxwell test on leadership, the dominance, influence, stability, and compliance test and the Adizes management style indicator. Keywords: leadership, tests on leadership, John Maxwell test on leadership, big five personality test, Myers-Briggs test, analysis of leadership, Adizes
Agreeableness, for example, is a trait that enables leaders to be effective provided that they have a high need for affiliation. It enables the leader to be more effective by way of forming cooperative relationships with subordinates and team members. Mayer, Bardes and Piccolo (2008) state that the agreeableness trait enables leaders to demonstrate greater empathy towards subordinates when they have to deliver negative or critical feedback on
According to Green and Rechis (2006), skills of cooperation and responsiveness are ways to keep a positive interpersonal relationship. Cooperation and responsiveness need the reaction between members, which can be affected by the competences of communication and emotional transmit. This can also be represented through the behavior of a person, such as friendly and warm. A leader ought to have this ability and also the ability to lead the members to work in a positive and welcoming