Leadership doesn’t mean you’re rich, well known, liked, or respected but it does mean you are a passionate, caring, and authentic. Leadership means you care about something so much you are willing to risk everything you have for this belief or idea. Leadership is doing whatever you can in your power to make things better for those around you. Although, that is the definition of leadership is important, the characteristics that make a person a leader are just as important. A leader must be inspiring, they must be able to invite and welcome others.
To a certain extent, I consider leaders are born with the desire to lead exceptionally well and the ability to be open to learning from their mistakes and predominantly to learn from other individuals they are trying to lead. Leaders inspire, rather than direct. They coach, encourage, and guide. Effective leaders earn agreement with the people about what has to be done. Leaders in my opinion are driven by stepping forward when no one else wants to, opportunity, wanting to make a change, and standing up for the better.
We, as humans, simply wish to lead a good life, and the best component of a good life is achieving our desires and goals. However, I am not saying that we should wildly chase those desires. Indeed, it is important that we have a method for the acquisition of those pleasures which we will inevitably find ourselves working to achieve. For that reason, I adhere to the teachings of Machiavelli which are found in his work, The Prince, because his ideas are the best that were presented in the modern time of philosophy. I believe that by applying these principles, we can achieve a good life, because a good life is fulfilling our desires and creating a successful future for ourselves, and doing so orderly and properly.
However, good leaders are willing to learn and discover new ideas recognizing their limitations and weaknesses. By recognizing the fact that leadership is not about knowing everything, it is about overcoming the obstacle and completing the task. Confident leaders can also be followers and take di... ... middle of paper ... ...nfronting inappropriate behavior or difficult situations. There is nothing wrong with leaving leadership to those who have the confidence to become leaders. The challenge of leadership is being able to respond to the diversity of today’s society.
We should treat each other as we would want to be treated. This sounds like an easy task, but sometimes it is hard to think of others when we are so focused on our own needs. That is why I believe that empathy is extremely important for a successful society and for a successful individual. In my philosophy of life love is extremely important. If we can tap into the positive energy of love, life itself will be more positive.
Sometimes, servant leaders are not the kind of traditional leaders who have authoritative position, but their ability to inspire people with their altruistic may lead people to perceive them as leaders. For the servant leaders who are in the leaders’ position, they will always want to serve their subordinates and would do everything for subordinates goods and improvements (Northouse, 2013). The authentic leadership emphasizes the authenticity of leaders and their leadership (Northouse, 2013, p. 253). The Bill George’s authentic leadership approach mentioned that “authentic leaders have a genuine desire to serve others; they know themselves, and they feel free to lead from their core values” (Northouse, 2013, p. 258). It suggests that authentic leaders have the same desire to serve others as servant leaders do.
Hope is what makes one’s life continue forward. Setting goals for one’s self is fine, but impossible to reach without hope. Many humans believe that hope is what creates disappointment; a sad belief to have. For hope provides one with the ability to project success in one’s mind, aids in one’s acceptance of one’s faults and to know that challenges lie ahead, and provides the strength needed to remain appropriately focused on reaching one’s goals. Hope provides one with trust, healthy and responsible anticipation, and gives one optimism.
People also want to have happiness in what they do. My personality type naturally lends itself to giving others Clarity and Fairness, so I believe the other facets of the SCARF model are where the biggest impacts of my own personal leadership skills can be made. Status has always been personally important to me, however, because of my personality profile (ENTP), it 's sometimes lost on me that other people need to have a perceived concept of status as well. A few basic implementations of this understanding are: giving people more credit, even if I have done more of the work, if the person needs a status boost. The status I lose by giving another the credit could possibly be worth the extra amount of work that the person produces.
How would your life be different if you strengthened self-discipline? For some people 'discipline' sparks negativity so I will use 'self-determination' instead. Strengthening self-determination is one of the best things you can do to make great advancements in life and work. You gain freedom, confidence, and success. Self-determination leads to accomplishing more, perseverance, healthier choices, financial stability, a positive career/ business outlook, confidence to handle and achieve whatever comes your way, better control of time, and perceiving obstacles as only bumps in the road.
Just because you are the leader does not mean that every decision you make has to be made all alone. Remember to be inspiring to those you lead and motivate them if times get tough. Also remember to encourage others to come forward with their abilities and talents. Motivate them to step up and take on a challenge. The final thing in my philosophy is to do what makes you happy.