My Personal Leadership Philosophy

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For a person to find his or her path in the world and to lead others effectively, one need to develop a clear vision of what she or he is aiming to accomplish and be able to communicate that vision with others to gain support. However, each person has a different vision and as a leader one’s personal vision, influence the kind of the personal leadership philosophy; he or she has. This explains why different people, demonstrate a different personal leadership philosophy. In short, personal leadership philosophy consists of, how a person views leadership and describes how he or she regards himself as a leader. Creating a leadership philosophy is a personal process which enables a person to understand what she or he believe leadership is all about…show more content…
This is because; I regard leadership as a commitment of leading and guiding others. And that leadership is made up of three main inputs which include, a leader, goal or vision and people. For this reason, I view a leader as the person committed to serve and influence people toward the achievement of particular goals. This is also evidenced in the article “ servant leadership” in which , Burbridge and Ann cite John C. Maxwell, author of The 360 Leader, statement that “True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader.”(2012, p.45). In short, true or great leaders are the ones who put serving first and leading second. Through this, they can be able to achieve results for their organizations by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and to those whom they serve. In short, true leaders need to be more concerned with helping and serving their people so that they can develop, succeed and grow. Instead of being interested in achieving their personal needs and desires, using their leadership…show more content…
The first one is that, I believe in the servant leadership philosophy. Personally, I put more value in serving rather than leading. I think leading will naturally come, when you are serving others. Because most people will be inspired or influenced to follow you when you serve or help them. That is why I make sure that I engage in different volunteer works, in which I am able to serve without expecting any reward. The second is the Participative Leadership Philosophy. This is because; I value relationships and ideas of people. I think that, as leaders, I cannot succeed without the help from the people I serve. Thus, I make sure that I maintain good relation or cooperate with them. And make sure that I listen to and consider their view as well as involve them in the decision making process. In addition to these two Philosophies, I also believe that a great leader is the one who is interested in bringing positive change in people. Thus, the Charismatic is the third Leadership Philosophy that I believe in. In my leadership, I always wish that I inspire and motivate somebody, so that they can keep moving forward instead of
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