I will answering these questions and more to describe what I hope to achieve with the principles I will establish to become a great role model and leader. What makes a great leader? Several components go into making a great leader. As we learned through class lectures and discussions.
The theories to be discussed in this book are: Path-Goal theory of leadership, Vroom-Yetton-Jago Decision-making of leadership, Harsey-Bianchard Situational Leadership theory, and Fielder’s Contigency Theory of Leadership. These four were selected because of their relative influence on the leader and the relationship that must be present between the leader and the members. They were also selected because they could help provide the needed foundational frameworks for your leadership
In his book, Tom Rath (2008) discusses strengths based leadership and reviews the data from the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment and examines the domains of being an effective leader and why people follow leaders. Rath (2008) finds: the most effective leaders are always investing in strengths, the most effective leaders surround themselves with the right people and then maximize their team, and the most effective leaders understand their followers needs (p. 2-3). He reveals teams are formulated from four domains of leadership strength: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking (Rath, 2016, p.23). Effective leaders know their strengths and combine them with skills and expertise to achieve optimal results.
According to Colvin, as future leaders, we need graduates who use their ‘intellectual prowess and analytical skill’ to search answers about the problems considering the related community. Adding to that, he says, “The knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for effective leadership seem closely aligned with the desired learning outcomes of a liberal arts education, regardless of major” (35). Talking about leadership, Perkins presents a statement of Rebecca Hughes, Director of Education at the British Council in which she said that people with a broad cultural knowledge and academic training which inspire to look at human dimensions happen to lead and succeed as one of the vital elements of leadership is to ‘understanding people and cultures’. In the article “Great News! Your So-Called "Worthless" Liberal Arts Degree Actually Makes You a Better Leader”, Stacey Lastoe mentions about a notable found by the Development Dimensions International which is “humanities graduates did better than MBAs in a number of areas essential to performing as a leader”.
Currently, I mentor two teachers on my campus and it is has been a wonderful experience. We meet regularly to discuss everyday situations from challenging students, parent conferences, to the daily culture of the school. I could transfer this situation to one where I would be leaning on an experienced leader to impart their wisdom on to me. Overall, if a mentor were available it would provide a safe place to vent concerns and frustrations and provide an accountability partner to discuss the decision making process one goes through as they learn the ropes of leadership. Ultimately, future leaders and administrators must find ways to learn from each other by balancing
These will allow me to apply the difference styles of leadership. In identifying my own leadership style (supportive), I discovered that there where instances that I would have to use a little of all styles. I think the best way for me to improve my choice of leadership style and to know when to apply the other styles will be to continuously expose myself and participate in formal and informal education classes. As I observe and learn from my own senior management and peers through questions, application and/or coaching; this will provide opportunities for me to constantly improve. As a leader and being positioned between the demands of management, team and the workers; leadership skills must include the ability to juggle the various priorities while keeping performance high and cost under control.
There are many things that we can learn if we are a leader since leadership like education is also a continuing process of developing oneself, what I like best in practicing leadership is the ability to handle people because a leader is responsible for the welfare and development of his people and always accountable for every decisions made. Actually, in a short period of time that I handle people is a great achievement and memorable experience, handling people is not an easy duty. With this experience I honed my communication skills, how to interact with people, how to talk and listen to comments and suggestions of people and most of all how to weigh in the ideas in order to come up with the right decision. My experience in leadership has
The past experience in leadership tells me that there is no short cut or formula to take you to a top leadership position, but there exist a scope for some principles in leadership that everyone requires to learn if they want to assume leadership positions in the organizations. People who become leaders observe their peers for small successes and copy their styles in their own leadership styles. These people locate mentors who have been in those positions earlier and participate in leadership development programs and go through literature which tell them more on the subject of leadership. Another very important weakness that I found in the leadership experience in the past has been that I have been spending more time in the business rather than on business. I need to have measured these activities
Adaptive Leadership has two focal strengths relevant to this philosophy and validate its inclusion in this analysis. First, this style, unlike other theories, is follower-centered and leaders provide the tools necessary for followers to grow and as a result, the whole organization grows (Northouse, 2016, p.275). Lastly, Adaptive Leadership provides instructional behaviors anyone can learn that can facilitate positive, adaptive change (Northouse, 2016,
The last belief the book mentioned for theory Y was most workers will use their imagination to solve company problems. According to
As a future teacher, I will always have good intentions for my students. I will recognize their abilities and encourage growth while having a positive approach. I will teach in a variety of ways that is beneficial to my students. If they are having difficulties learning the material, I will change my teaching strategies until progress is achieved. I will include every student; the quiet will be heard, the misunderstood will be redirected and the gifted will be rewarded.
A true leader is capable of inspiring others and influencing them to work together to achieve a common goal. There are different ways to look at leadership and we have discussed multiple ways in class. There are different leadership theories the LEAD scholars class has discussed including leadership and power,
My expectations of this course are to Learn as well as understand the basic operations of a center. As Leaders We need to understand the basics in order to properly lead. I expect to Leave with a strong knowlege base to share with my recruiters. I need the knowledge to mold and guide recruiters to success.