Organizational Leadership Reflection

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temper their need for public acclaim and financial reward with strong intrinsic motivations” (George, Sims, McLean, & Mayer, 2007).
In 2014, Hannah, Avolio, and Walumbwa theorized that “authentic leaders are driven by internalized regulatory processes in the pursuit of an integrated set of goals…” This statement supports the various proposals that the authentic leader is inherently motivated (Hannah, Avolio & Walumwa 2014).

Section Two
The process of leadership aspiration requires a sincere, consistent, and conscious evaluation of the individual’s position relative to the goals set. This is the only way to know if one is still on track towards achieving the desired outcome. The reflection on my career path helped frame the choices I would …show more content…

Based on a personal research on the requirements for this profession, the path-goal theory clearly emphasized the steps necessary to achieving goals which are: define goal, clarify path, remove obstacles, and provide support, Northouse (2016). In my assessment, I am currently working towards removing obstacles which might impede my goal by obtaining a master’s degree in organizational …show more content…

I have no doubt that I made the right choice by choosing organizational leadership. The first critical reflection which gave me an epiphany moment was in Gallos (2008). To start, I could not believe I would find such outstanding caliber of sincerity in a book other than a religious text. His writing on authentic leadership spoke to me greatly. I also stumbled upon another text while doing a scholarly research online, Cameron (2013). Gail’s book on Authentic African leadership: Authentic African leaders defined and the techniques that made them great resonated with me on many levels. It was based on true life experiences of leaders who emerged from the African continent. I was inspired by the first character in her text who she referred to as an authentic leader. Her narration of how the leader overcame challenges of injustice, triumphed against the odds, to emerge as an acclaimed leader appealed to me because I could identify with some of the struggles. I have also had moments of critical reflection on some topics and discussions in class which I noted for future

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