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My Leadership Philosophy for Student Leadership - Leaders come forth depending on the kind of situation, in which they are need. This type of leadership is typically known as “situational leadership,” where the key concept is every situation is different, so each situation requires a specific, unique leader. For a person to be a great leader, one does not have to necessarily assume a “bossy” persona, which is stereotypically characterized with all leaders, but being a leader based on listening. Being this background leader is known to many as, “servant leadership.” Servant and situational leadership is how I can characterize my leadership style so far since I have joined the student leadership community at Hillwood High School....   [tags: leadership, ] 999 words
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Leadership Reflections: Aspects of Dysfunctional Leadership - Leadership Reflections: Aspects of Dysfunctional Leadership Based on assigned readings (ORG515 Module 3), this journal entry reflects on three prevalent forms of dysfunctional leadership (Vecchio, 2007) that potentially impact the author’s effectiveness as a leader – groupthink, aversive behavior, and destructive narcissism. Proceeding from a definitional overview, the discussion identifies aspects of these dysfunctional behaviors that are relevant to the author. This entry then considers appropriate remedial actions, including consideration of the relative effectiveness of a study partner’s strategies, for ameliorating deficiencies in the author’s leadership behaviors....   [tags: Leadership ]
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The Distribution of Leadership - 1 Introduction The distribution of leadership has been practiced from ancient times, Hatschepsut co-ruled Egypt with Thutmose III and the history of Rome is peppered with examples of joint-Emperorships. These examples, which involve sharing or complimentary leadership, are salient because they involve the tips of massive hierarchical organisations and show that there has been a need to flatten hierarchies and share responsibilities from ancient times. The current term used is distributed leadership and its application is not exclusive to educational organisations....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership Is The Soul Of The Organization - 1- INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Leadership Is The Soul Of The Organization: It is not just a word rather leadership is a process of social influence of one person on others to aid and to support their role in order to achieve the combined purpose. Leadership is thus not a role or a position, but an act of achieving the tasks assigned. So being a leader is an adventure because the whole situation of success and failure surrounds the leader’s role. It is rightly said that if you are the driving force or the source of inspiration for others, if you are the ladder to the top destination then you are the leader....   [tags: Leadership] 1621 words
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Lord of the Rings and Leadership - According to Joe Tye, “Tolkien had an intuitive understanding of the theories and practices of leadership that was well ahead of its time” (Leadership Lessons). This is a concept that even the most common reader of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings can grasp. Without this sense of leadership, particularly different styles of leadership, there would be no one against the other; making for a rather dull plotline and timid movie. The story would lack in substance as it would be difficult to define the good against evil, the right against wrong, and it would essentially consist of many enraged characters running around with no sense of what to do....   [tags: Leadership ]
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The Importance of Emotion in Leadership Communication - Part 1: The Importance of Emotion in Leadership Communication Leadership communication depends on understanding the audience, understanding what moves them to listen and what motivates them to act. This understanding requires self-awareness as well as increased awareness of others. Audiences’ openness to a manager and to his or her message either can assist or be a barrier to their receiving the intended message. In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, Robert Cialdini (2001) argues, “no leader can succeed without mastering the art of persuasion.” Just as creating a positive culture aids in the art of persuasion, understanding what motivates others to listen and to act will help as we...   [tags: Leadership ]
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Clearing a Path to Effective Leadership - Introduction The Path-Goal theory is explained and application of the model is discussed with attention given to the continuing education of medical professional’s serving as an illustration. Consideration of the similarities between the four leadership styles identified in the Path-Goal model and those outline in the Situational Leadership model are explained. After consideration of the similarities a reporting of insights gain from personal application of the Path-Goal questionnaire found in Northouse (2007) is given....   [tags: Leadership ]
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The Five Principles of Effective Leadership - In today’s ever changing business field, it is more important than ever that great managers are also exceptional leaders. While being a leader may not be easy, it is something that all managers need to strive to achieve. Through constant education and practice every manager can sharpen their leadership skills. Through the reading and the Leadership Assessment there are five leadership principles that are most important to todays leaders including; creating a sense of responsibility, education, ability to lead by example, giving praise where it is do, and empathy....   [tags: Leadership]
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Questioning Is Important For Quality Leadership - Questioning Is Important For Quality Leadership Questions allow the leader and their team the opportunity to plan effectively and properly analyze the goals of the team. During the beginning stages preparing for a project, a leader and their team must ask each other questions that pertain to the project, so that their goals they set for the project will be accomplished. When I think of questions pertaining to a team project I see them as a building block or foundation, one that will help create a quality plan leading to a successful project....   [tags: Leadership ]
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A Look at Various Leadership Styles - There has been debate over what constitutes a leader so there is no wonder that the styles of leaders vary. Leaders must be able to motivate, mentor, coach and inspire others to reach organizational goals. Leadership style is the manner and approach of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people (Medina, 2011). All leaders of effective groups have four characteristics in common. First, they provide direction and meaning to the people they are leading and are responsible for keeping team members aware of important stated goals and objectives (Howard, 2005)....   [tags: Leadership]
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What is Leadership? - What is leadership. When examining this question it is important to understand what it means to be a leader within an organization. “Leadership is the influencing process of leaders and followers to achieve organizational objectives through change (Achua, 2010, p. 6). Leaders serves people best when they help them develop their own initiative and good judgment, enable them to grow, and help them become better contributors (Thomas S Bateman, 2010, p. 66). Unlike management leadership flows from the core of a personality and cannot be taught; although leadership can be learned and may be enhanced through coaching and mentoring....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership in the UK Police Force - CHAPTER ONE 1- INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Background of study-- UK Police Force UK police is one of the professional police force around the world and is known for their professionalism, dedication, performance and motivational commitment toward their duties and nation as a whole. Like any other force, it needs motivation to carry on its commitment level. On organizational level, there are a number of motivational factors and theories which are working to keep this motivational level at the top of the world, but there is another factor which provides a roadmap for the organization towards professional commitments....   [tags: Leadership] 2128 words
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Leadership in the UK Police Force - UK police are one of the professional police around the world and for their professionalism, commitment, motivation and commitment of supply for their activities and the country as a whole known. Like any other force, they take the motivation to continue their level of commitment. Depending upon the level of organization, there are a number of motivational factors and theories that maintain this level of motivation at the top of the world, but there is another factor, which provides a roadmap for organizations in terms of professional obligations....   [tags: Leadership] 1339 words
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What is Leadership? - Leadership is a difficult word to define and according to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary leadership is the “office or position of a leader” (Miriam-Webster, 2010). This definition is definitely not one that I would ascribe to when discussing leadership. My definition of leadership is “the ability someone has to motivate and empower others to achieve a goal.” Some may add to this definition, others may discard it altogether and have a completely different definition. In the end, leadership takes on many different forms depending on who is doing the defining and we end up asking ourselves, what is leadership and why do we care....   [tags: Leadership ]
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U.S. and Norway Leadership Styles - As we all know, leadership is very important. However, its effects are not always visible. In crises, high quality leadership tends to be both visible and decisive for a positive outcome. Leadership requirements and expectations change over time, responsibilities and roles must be review at regular intervals. In all nations and countries today, good leadership is important on day-to-day bases. Leadership involves working together with employees, their organizations and other parties to achieve results....   [tags: Leadership] 1292 words
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Leadership in the UK Police Department - Provided an overview of the research study of the past seasons, respectively, as well as the current literature and relevant research methodology was adopted to review the title search has focused on clarifying concepts through. Gather Success in the chapter analysis of the data that the overwhelming conclusion that emerged from the main purpose of the presentation and analysis of data collected from the device. Analytical method to analyze the data is also used in the data analysis chapter. Enveloped before choosing your explanation why the data between the various other analytical methods in the application of qualitative research methodology to explain....   [tags: Leadership] 1961 words
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The Importance of Trust in Leadership - We all have studied great leaders and when asked, we can cite their names and quote them in an instant. However, most certainly, we can also think of someone we would describe as a bad leader. The common trait among the bad leaders that I have worked with was their lack of trustworthiness. These leaders were deemed untrustworthy because they would tell people what they wanted to hear, not the truth. They would articulate one thing to one employee and something else to another employee. They would pass their employee’s work off as their own....   [tags: Leadership ]
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A Personal Model of Leadership - Introduction Through identification and ongoing assessment of her leadership style and ability this leader is able to develop and understand her own strengths and limitations in order to grow and develop into a more effective leader. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of servant leadership, contingency, path-goal styles leadership to gain an understanding of current leadership models, identify this author’s style of leadership and explore why leadership is important to organizations, society and this author....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Motivation and Leadership - Motivation and Leadership are intrinsically linked in the fact that one allows an easement in the process of the other. Without the ability to use the mutual relationship of leadership to influence the motivators of followers, leaders stagnate and are limited by their own inability to accomplish all that must be for real change to occur. In less Rostonian terms (that is, based on Rost (1993)), without a motivated group of followers leaders are stranded and not achieving to a level of excellence....   [tags: Leadership]
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Servant Leadership Research And Application - Introduction The enormous and daunting task of leading an educational institution has is challenges. The task of taking over an underperforming middle school under the dark clouds of No Child Left Behind can be the greatest challenge of a site-level school administrator. Although it may seem impossible to overcome adversity within a staff that lives each and every day in desperation and negativity, with the help of the right administrator the dark clouds that hover over the school can be cleared by a new vision of healing, building community within and a commitment to the common growth of the organization....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership in the Medical Field - Molecular and Microbiology. Many people hear the major and shudder; thoughts of sleepless nights, studying for courses unintelligible by the ‘average’ person, mad scientists hunched over test tubes and doctors doing open heart surgery. Research science and medicine, that’s what my major is geared towards, and I’m pursuing the medicine side of it all. Maybe I’ll be that open heart surgeon that comes to mind, or maybe just a family practitioner, either way, I want more than anything to be a doctor, a great doctor, and while my M&M degree is the first step in making that happen, I’d have to say that being a Lead Scholar is the second....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Point and Counterpoint: Business Leadership - Introduction The purpose of this paper is to point and counterpoint a global business leader who has the leadership characteristics essential to be an excellent global and multicultural leader and to identify one leader whose leadership characteristics is not conducive for a global and multicultural organization. The researcher will explain why each of the leaders was selected as well as identify and describe the characteristics possessed by each individual. In addition the researcher will discuss what leadership characteristics the selected leaders’ posses that match an ideal leader....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership in the Carpathia Kickers - He has a breakaway, winds up for the kick, he shoots, and he scores. Carpathia Kickers win the game. What makes a sports program successful. Is it the talent of the athletes or is it something more. Carpathia Kickers is a German soccer club that was formed over 52 years ago. Sine then it has grown into 32 teams. This organization is built of dedicated people in providing good quality soccer at low costs. It has evolved into an organization that allows families to be at the same place and have an enjoyable time together while watching and playing great soccer....   [tags: Leadership]
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An Examination of Leadership Styles - Introduction Different leaders have different ways of handling their role as leader of a group, particularly in the workplace. Whatever style a particular manager chooses, however, it is expected that, as leader, that he makes the final decision. Even in a more participatory work environment, it is expected of him or her to cast the deciding vote when there is a tie. Indeed, the ability to communicate is essential to being an effective leader. For a true leader must be able to communicate effectively and decisively to all members of an organization....   [tags: Leadership] 1102 words
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Leadership in Success - After high school, generally graduates move to a formal educational institution or go straight in to employment. Eventually both groups find they are working for somebody else. Aspiring to be their own boss, and work to achieve their dreams. Nevertheless, society wonders what makes successful people different. Many believe the difference is the level of formal education. Common keywords to being successful are take action, be persistent, work hard, analyze details, and communicate. Moreover, a practical knowledge or theoretical knowledge is required to succeed....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Toxic Leadership in Law Enforcement - Abstract Toxic leadership, likely found in all agencies at some point, and the general awareness of toxic leaders with whom individual officers have worked, makes this a real problem for law enforcement agencies. Knowing the root and cause of this type of leadership helps develop understanding on the part of those that can effect a change in leadership within an agency. Comprehending the methods by which such environments develop and their negative impact on the agency as a whole - via individual officers’ experiences, opens the doors on hidden collusion that destroy morale....   [tags: Leadership]
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Qualities of Leadership - The dictionary defines leadership as a critical management skill; it is the ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. These qualities will help you develop your skills as a leader. Leaders play a very huge role whether the task that they are taking on is big or small. The leaders face special challenges as they try to communicate and interact with their followers and potential followers to understand and know what they think and what they do. Leaders should know that creativity and innovation are the life of their organization....   [tags: Leadership, ] 1173 words
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Ineffective and Effective Leadership Styles - Countless books and articles have been written about leaders, who made decisions that played significant effects on our country and the world. Leaders from the military, business world and sports have all played crucial impacts on the way we live our lives. Their legacy’s live on in giving others the inspirational and motivational drive to become great leaders. One of the most influential and highly regarded leaders during World War II (WWII) and the Korean War was General Matthew Bunker Ridgway....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership Course - Assignment 1 - • Describe the experience briefly (What was the background. What triggered the experience. What happened. What was the outcome?) Both my success and failure experience are derived from the same experience but focus on different aspects of it. As I was nearing the end of my mandatory military service I was given a chance to lead a team of commanders of the training course I was part of. In the last three courses all five commanders on the team were very experienced (with 2-4 courses under their belt)....   [tags: Leadership] 1083 words
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Leadership of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson - In the eighteenth centuries many things were going on including voices being raised on topics of slavery and woman rights. Many of these abolitionists raised their voices in the debate halls and platforms that were home to many orators. One such voice was that of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson whose voice was raised at the early age of thirteen and again at seventeen which then set her on her way on the path of an influential speaker. In her all she was, being both a young and a woman, the impact she had in making things happen gives testimony to the effectiveness she had in her leadership qualities....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership in the International Marketplace - Leadership in the International Marketplace May 24, 2010 Abstract Caterpillar – the maker of earthmoving equipment such as bulldozers, along with excavators, graders and monster mining trucks – reported first quarter profits of 55 cents a share, up from a loss of 19 cents a share a year ago. The back-story of what they did, how they did it and most importantly – what they envisioned and changed a year ago – is the basis of this paper. This discussion will encompass the aspect of approaching and collaborating with developing countries and markets, and the role of rebalancing the global economy....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Negative Leadership and Youth Sports - There are leaders in every situation and facet of life, leaders are everywhere around us, both in the business world and out in the community. Leaders can be Supervisors, Managers, Pastors, Teachers, or any person in any situation where they are trying to get a group of people to accomplish a specific goal. As stated by Don Clark “Good leaders are made not born” (Clark 2010), leaders are developed by experience, training, education, and by watching and learning from other leaders. Our children are learning how to be leaders everyday....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership - Introduction Over the past twenty years, an abundant body of researches have been done to review transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Burn (1978) was the first person to introduce and conceptualize the concept of transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Bass (1985) based on Burn’s concept and deepened his notion with modifications, which stated that one of the best frameworks of leadership is transformational or transactional. Following Bass and Avolio (1994, p....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Three Aspects of Leadership - Leadership is defined as a process by which an individual influences others to obtain goals. There are three aspects that should be addressed when explaining leadership. One aspect is that leadership is a social influence process; leadership could not exist without a leader and one or more followers. Another leadership aspect is compliance; all of the leader’s directions must be complied with voluntarily. Compliance is what separates leadership from other influence-based formal authority. Finally, leadership results in the followers’ behavior, that is purposeful and goal-directed which must be in some organized setting (Leadership Theories and Studies, 2009)....   [tags: Leadership]
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Principled Leadership in America - Introduction Leadership which is success oriented and mindful of the people’s welfare should be the one that provides direction and steering change which is beneficial to every person. This implies a leadership with the capacity to make development processes and programs a routine whilst at the same time being reliable and systems. Furthermore, leadership incorporates management practices such as the organization of people and providing alternative solutions to various problems affecting the system....   [tags: Leadership]
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Examining Leadership in Schools - 1 Introduction Within the last 30 years or more there has been a greater shift of emphasis of attention by educational scholars to the role of leadership in schools. This has included examining what is meant by leadership as well as how the influence or power that comes from leadership is used, shared and devolved. I am interested in examining leadership teams that share leadership. I have been involved with leadership for most of my teaching career but only at the senior level in about the last six years and I was recently involved in working as a team member in a co-principalship model for one year....   [tags: Leadership]
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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership - The premise of emotional intelligence in leadership is that emotional intelligence should be the premise of leadership. Before tasks, followers, goals and styles can be defined or critiqued, the leader’s emotional intelligence must first be assessed (Goleman, Boyatzis & McKee, 2002, pg 5). Emotional intelligence then becomes the predictor of how effectively the leader will be able to lead in any given situation, set of tasks or followers. In this paper, the author will compare this premise of emotional intelligence with the Leader-member exchange (LMX) theory and the situational approach to leadership (Northouse, 2010)....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership in Change Management - Leadership in Change Management Centuries ago, a famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitus disputed conventional wisdom that things will always stay the same. He used the flow of the river as a metaphor to describe the changes that was going on. He challenged the Greek leadership to acknowledge these changes or risk their global dominance. Two thousand years later, modern civilization is facing the same challenges as their predecessors. A rapid improvement in technology compounded with an increase in competition due to globalization has led to the emergence of change in most major industries around the world....   [tags: Leadership] 1920 words
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Comparing Two Leadership Theories - There are different leadership theories developed throughout the history. Most popular ones are trait theories, behavioral theories, contingency theories, and leader-member exchange (LMX) theory. The author of the post will briefly discuss two theories, Fiedler contingency theory and Leader-Member Exchange (LMX), and compare and contrast their strengths and weakness. Fiedler’ model is considered the first highly visible theory to present the contingency approach. It stated that effective groups depend on a proper match between a leader’s style of interacting with subordinates and the degree to which the situation gives control and influence to the leader (Fiedler, 1967)....   [tags: Leadership]
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Implementation of Adaptive Leadership - In order to explain the adaptive leadership in the case of Mihailovic I will briefly review the essence of adaptation and adaptive leadership. The simplest definition of adaptation sees it as the process by which an organism that adjusts to the environment, both in physical and mental conditions. It is a dynamic process of mutual influence in the ultimate goal of maintaining life in changing circumstances. However, adaptation does not refer only to organisms, but also to the organization to which we can apply the rules of living systems because they are not just material goods but rather the people....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership: A Reluctant Businessman - Yvon Chouinard is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, legendary climber, and surfer. He is also a writer, writing essays on outdoor climbing issues and ethics, and more recently publishing a book about mixing environmentalism and sound business practice in corporate policies (Green Economy Initiative, 2011). Chouinard is most noted for his clothing and gear company, Patagonia, Inc., where he has constructed a culture that strives to create an ideal working environment where employees thrive and become more productive at the same time....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Changing One's Leadership Style - It is amazing the different variations in leadership style that can determine or almost pre-determine one’s outcome to any situation. I have never considered why a boss or leader may act the way he or she does based on this criteria. I have only ever thought about it in terms of personality clashes. The fact that you can label these traits and understand what type of decisions will be made from this kind of assessment is both good and bad. Consequently, it is great if you say and do all the right things consistently; however it is enlightening if you don’t....   [tags: Leadership, ] 523 words
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Challenges and Opportunities Being Faced in Leadership - Challenges and Opportunities Being Faced A form of guidance in necessary to illustrate the direction that an organization, community, or society desires to move toward, therefore the approach of leadership becomes very important. In order to strive, define and achieve goals leadership inspires a sense of purpose and passion to the effort that the association undertakes (Russell Consulting, Inc., 2011). If a solid foundation of leadership is not applied the objectives, goals, customer service, quality, and, productivity will be lost and result in inadequacy for the corporation....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Communication Challenges in Leadership - I can be counted among those people who believe that age/generation do influence, contribute and decidedly impact how a leader communicates. Obviously, a good leader will learn how to transcend those influences but they are still a part of who he is and how he relates/communicates with his team. During a conversation with my uncle who has made his fortune in coaching and consulting with companies, he used the sender-receiver model discussed in the Module 6 reading (Lussier & Achua, 2010, par. 4) to illustrate how communication can be affected by gender and age and values....   [tags: Leadership ]
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The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy of Leadership - The qualities that make a good leader are as varied as the people that fill leadership roles. Some leaders aren’t overly dynamic but somehow get the best out of people while others appear to be too carefree to take seriously. What is it then that makes leaders who they are. A personal philosophy of leadership is that distinguishing trait that every leader possesses. What those leadership characteristics and behaviors are will be explored in the following text, along with what I believe is the best route for me to follow as I work on developing my own personal philosophy of leadership....   [tags: leadership] 1932 words
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Leadership Behaviors and Their Impact on Staff Morale - Introduction The purpose of this study was to determine if certain leadership behaviors have a significant impact on staff morale in a Mid-western school district. This chapter describes in detail the purpose, research design, population, data collection instruments, instruments for data analysis, delimitations of the study, methods and procedures used to conduct the study. Specific care was used to identify the validity and reliability of instruments used in data collection, as well as, the generalizability of the study....   [tags: Leadership]
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Examination of Leadership Theories Past and Present - What happens to a person who is thrusted into a leadership position or a person who decides he/she wants to lead others. Would this person have to or need to take leadership classes in order to become a “good” leader or is this something that needs to be learned and nurtured by a mentor. According to Clawson (2006), “leadership is about managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you” (p. 3). Clawson (2006) further adds that people have good ideas and believe in them but their energy is very low, therefore, they cannot effectively generate enough energy to lead others....   [tags: Leadership]
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Effective Leadership and Social Identity Theory - There are many definitions with regards to leadership, but what defines 'effective leadership' and how is it evaluated. Chemers (2000) explained that effective leadership is "follower satisfaction and group performance." (p. 28) G. Yukl expalined "there is no correct definition of leadership; it is only a matter of how useful it is increasing our understanding of effective leadership."(Yukl) How does an organization establish effective leadership. While some leaders of organizations direct considerable resources to find, train, and mentor managers to be effective leaders, many leaders of organizations put little research into the subject of effective leadership....   [tags: Leadership]
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Servant Leadership Influence on Student Mentoring - Servant Leadership Influence on Student Mentoring Mentoring is a committed collaborative partnership, not a dependent relationship. According to Bernier, Larose, and Soucy (2005), the relationship and commitment created within a mentoring program is crucial for its success in assisting the mentee. Past studies have focused on student mentoring and its influence on academic performance, retention, and graduation. The thesis of this paper will examine the theory of servant leadership and its influence on a mentoring approach to assist students academically....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Servant Leadership From a Christian Perspective - INTRODUCTION Many people want to attain and hold influential positions in society whether it would be in the field of science, politics, education, or in public service. However, many people tend to forget how servitude is one of the main life highways to travel in order to arrive at that successful destination called “Leadership.” Nevertheless, there was one man who knew how powerful the concept of servitude was in order to grasp the reigns of successful leadership. Socrates was a phenomenal philosopher, scholar, teacher, and servant....   [tags: Leadership ]
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The Impact of Transformational Leadership on Job Stress - I. Statement of the problem. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of transformational-leadership (TL) on job stress (JS) and the impact of JS on burnout. Most of the research shows the attention to the health care workers in terms of JS. Amarjit S. Gill, Alan B. Flaschner & Mickey Shachar are focused on the hospitality industry, to be precise, on the relationship between type of leadership, JS and burnout for customer-contact service employees (CCSEs) in hotels and restaurants. To perform the research authors distinguish JS and its degree, burnout and its degree in the relationship to the type of leadership used by management....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Characteristics of Business Leadership: The Definition of a Leader - A woman of fierce passions, boundless energy, unconventional idealism and sometimes diva-like temperament, Mrs. Roddick was one of Britain’s most visible business executives, and not just because of the ubiquitous and instantly recognizable Body Shop franchises. Working on behalf of numerous causes — the rain forest, debt relief for developing countries, indigenous farmers in impoverished nations, whales, voting rights, anti-sexism and anti-ageism, to name a few — Mrs. Roddick believed that businesses could be run ethically, with what she called “moral leadership,” and still turn a profit (The New York Times, 2007)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Is Emotional Intelligence Beneficial for Effective Leadership? - There are many different definitions of what emotional intelligence is and exactly which components should be included to comprise it. The most basic model of emotional intelligence is the "four branch model" described by John Mayer and Peter Salovey in 1997. The key concepts included in the four branch model are: "emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional meanings, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote both better emotion and thought (Mayer & Salovey, 1997).” The scientific definition of emotional intelligence, according to John Mayer, Peter Caruso and Peter Sal...   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Style Self-Analysis - (1)Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your leadership style. My leadership style is problem solver; this leadership style offers me the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and experience of my followers. I believe that I am more of this leadership style because I tend to accept input from group members when making decisions and solving problems. I do this because I feel that everyone in the group have something tangible to contribute to the group, and sometimes they might have access to key information that can help in my decision making....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Transformational School Leadership - School leadership in recent times has involved more and more time and consideration as schools are being made held responsible for significant changes in the outcomes of students learning (Leithwood & Riehl, 2005, p. 12). With pressures coming from all levels of government, Principals themselves are not the only one being held accountable to the outcomes of students (Leithwood & Riehl, 2003). Davis (2012) identifies strongly with this as middle executive roles and teachers within a school are being required to work collaboratively to achieve objectives and to transform cultural change into reality....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Educational Leadership Roles - In Education, teachers recently have had little opportunity to take on leadership roles. These opportunities have been limited to traditional ones such as becoming a principal or ones clearly defined in a specific school setting like a literacy coach. All stakeholders including the principal, administration, and teacher politics involved within the school district and in each school’s culture have also played a role in leaving talented teachers in the classroom and not in front of the class leading educational reform....   [tags: Leadership] 1061 words
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Negative Leadership Behavior - Negative Leadership Behavior There are many examples of poor leadership behavior in today’s workplace. Inadequate leadership can be detrimental not only to a team within an organization, but also to the entire organization itself. I believe it is vital for upper management to ensure that their leaders are properly trained and aware of how to handle certain situations and employees. When a leader’s weaknesses are overlooked, large problems occur. Example of Negative Leadership At my previous place of employment, I had many effective and helpful leaders....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Situational Leadership Analysis - Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Theory (SLT) asserts that a leader’s effectiveness is dependent upon the readiness, or ability and willingness, of the leader’s followers to complete a task. This leadership style is an amalgamation of task-oriented and relationship-oriented characteristics that are employed depending upon the situation and the followers involved. According to the SLT, as followers increase in readiness the leader’s style is to adapt accordingly (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2009)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership in the Project Called Kids against Hunger - Leadership is an art that evolves over time. My experience has allowed me to obtain the key principles that make me a leader. Recently, I became President of Denver South High School Key Club. A self-funded group, that provide student with leadership and public service opportunities. It provides student with a lifetime experience and allows their leadership skills to grow. As the President, I coordinate and organize events that allow members to serve there community. With a very strong team, we are able to accomplish our duties as leaders....   [tags: Leadership, ] 729 words
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Negative Leadership Behavior - The authoritarian leadership is not a style one should consider, because the approach to “boss” employees is not an effective way to keep two-way communication open between leadership and employees. A person with this style of leadership may have a narcissistic behavior and likes to bully subordinates. This has a negative effect on team members. Open communication is vital between leaders and team members and this type of leadership can hurt team performance because team members are not comfortable with raising bad news in fear of negative reactions or retaliation....   [tags: Leadership ]
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