Leadership Philosophies

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Everyone has a different definition of what makes someone a leader. My definition is not a statement of requirements, but more so a list of characteristics. I believe it takes a strong, independent, dependable, open-minded, thoughtful, selfless, smart and creative, someone who can work well with others, able to work under pressure, respectful, and experienced individual to be a leader. I believe it is someone who knows who they are and know their morals, someone who has already found who they are in life and accepts who they are, making what I believe the most important characteristic is, is someone who knows and sticks with their personal values. If someone cannot respect values and stick to their word, then how can they be a leader of others? A leader takes a lot of work, but if you are good at it, it may seem like nothing. Some people are leaders and do not even know it, like role models. When little kids look up to certain people that have impacted their lives in a way, they will see those people as role models. Truth is, leaders are everywhere and not everyone knows or can see that. It's not always the person who stands out for taking control or being bossy, but the one with the characteristics and high values that do the right things, even when no one is watching. A leader is someone with many positive strengths. I personally believe I would make a good leader because of my strengths. On an online strength finder quiz I took, my top results are self-motivation, faith, adaptability, resourcefulness, and communication. I agree with some of these results but really, I know what my personal strengths are because I believe they tie into my values. I will no matter what stick to my most important values which include ... ... middle of paper ... ...yself more than I even thought I already knew. Being open to this text book and what it has to say inside and what my teachers has to say during class and my classmates’ inputs on the subject have really taught me a lot. Just being open to all this information has helped me with my transition between my old life and my new one here in Valdosta. It also will stay in mind and help me in the future with anything I do, especially when I lead. Work Cited "Developing a Philosophy of Leadership." . Leadership Paradigms Inc., n.d. Web. 12 Nov 2013. . Kouzes, James, and Barry Posner. The Student Leadership Challenge. San Francisco, CA: A Wiley Imprint, 2008. Print. "Tools for Your Career Path." Rishcard Step Tools For Business & Career Clarity. N.p., 24 10 2013. Web. 12 Nov 2013. .

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