Reflection Essay: The Characteristics Of Good Leadership

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Contents
What Is Leadership 3
Have respect for each other. 3
All group members should do an equal amount of work. 4
Be open to compromise. 4
Effective communication. 4
Time management. 4
Universities and transformation 1 April 2016 5
Gender and leadership 5
Who Has the Right Stuff to Lead—Men or Women? 6
Leadership Values 6
Respect 7
Making a Difference 7
Integrity 7
Authenticity 7
Courage 7
Service 7
Humility 7
Wisdom 8
Different Types of Leadership Styles 8
Laissez-Faire 8
Autocratic 8
Participative 9
Transactional 9
Transformational 9
The Characteristics of good Leadership - 7 Important Traits 10
References 12

What Is Leadership

I used to think that leadership is about commanding people to get things done, the way I want them done and
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Integrity
Demonstrated by moral courage, ethical strength, and trustworthiness; keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.
Authenticity
Demonstrated by consistency, congruency, and transparency in values, beliefs, and actions; integrating values and principles to create a purposeful life and to contribute to the growth of others.
Courage
Demonstrated by possessing a strength of self to act with intention on behalf of the common good; taking a stand in the face of adversity; acting boldly in the service of inclusion and justice.
Service
This refers to one serving the community around him with no expectation of rewards. A leader ought to prioritise his time to make other people to become better in every aspect of life.

Humility
Leaders are humble people, full of dignity and are able to bare other people’s limitations and are always open to other people’s views which might be totally different from theirs. Wisdom
Leaders are people who can decisively look into a matter with wise counsel and take decisions which are to benefit the people in our society.

Different Types of Leadership

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