A leader faces many roadblocks and opposition and thus, must be motivated to continue fighting and leading. A leader’s attitude and opinions are valued by the group and therefore, if a leader is motivated, the group will be, too. The continued actions and successes, no matter how small, which move the group closer to its goal also help its motivation and drive. Other attributes of a leader are selflessness, knowledge, organization, humility, and trust. Perhaps the most difficult part of being a leader is knowing that each decision you make will h... ... middle of paper ... ...s being responsible for my world visions, I am responsible for my supporters as a leader.
As I reflect back on my leadership experiences I believe that I have always tried to take initiative and get things done. I believe that I am always understanding of what other people have going on in their lives and I talk to them like a person and am very considerate. I try my hardest to be proficient at what I do and help others if they are lost. Lastly, I make a point to provide direction to the group, plan ahead, set goals, try to identify problems and come up with solutions. I believe a leader should always encourage the team to reach team goals as effectively as possible, through building relationships and inspiring their team members.
People are willing to try new and daring thing if they have the right leadership, this is why inspire so vital to good leadership. As a leader you will also be a t... ... middle of paper ... ... around them, their peers, friends, families, communities, and world, putting it simply they lead because of compassion. If convictions are the lungs compassion is the heart. After listing the characteristics and mean of leadership it is time to see how I measure up as a leader. I would like to think I’m a good leader I know that I am not perfect but I also know that I don’t genuinely care about those around me and I have a strong conviction to leave this world a better place than it was when I came here.
But most importantly, to be a good leader, I must pay attention to myself. Taking care of the team starts with taking care of myself, understanding the limits, identifying tasks that only I can accomplish and delegating other tasks in ways that will engage my team and encourage their
Honesty and Trustworthiness are two major leadership values that I believe are necessary in a leader. You h... ... middle of paper ... ...y can become an example themselves. These will work to my advantage in my career because I will be able to lead the other nurses by my actions and I can model the way for them and my patients. Through writing this paper and going through this leadership class I have learned my potential to be a great leader. Before hand I did not believe I could be a very influential leader.
Most importantly, I know that whatever the prompt is, it won’t necessarily alter their lives in a drastic way. If given an academic writing prompt, I am always stumped because these topics are not ones that I can speak with much conviction about. I could never get emotional and have a life changing epiphany about why Hamlet is mad or not. That’s just not a part of what I believe I am made to do. I have always been bad at writing in school and don’t plan on being the next great writer any time soon.
Putting smiles on the faces of the individuals I serve and guiding them to achieve their individual support plan (ISP) goals are the most meaningful thing I can remember. I have learned is how to treat each individual differently to meet their basic needs. Most at times treating people equally does not necessary means fairness, but meeting everyone’s expectation, since we all have different wants and needs. I have learned more about myself on how to handle pressure. The most valuable lessons I have learned is to always remain focused and work on a person’s capabilities and potentials instead of their limitations.
I take the information and put them together to use in reaching a decision, because I know that I will have the final say as the leader of the group. I believe that the group is put together for a reason, so no one should be made to feel that their input does not count, so I carry everyone along but reserve the final say to myself. I like to consult with all the team members before reaching a decision; I encourage and appreciate the efforts of my team. Some of the strengths of this leadership style are that it increases job satisfaction by involving team members, and also helps to develop people’s skills. With this leadership style, team members feel in control of their destiny, so they are motivated to work hard by more than just a monetary reward.
Employee engagement in, The Leadership Experience, states, “Fully engaged employees care deeply about the organization and actively seek ways to serve the mission.” (Daft, 2016). It requires to put aside ones ego, and to work on the development and growth of others. At times to forego our own personal goals, in order to assist other to achieve theirs. Remember being a good leader does not happen when a title is handed to us. Being a good leader happens when we strive to be the best person we can be.
Therefore, good leaders should know who they are and have a clear understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses. They must lead with honesty and purpose convincing others that they are worthy of being followed. Real leaders stand on principles and are unwilling to compromise those principles for power, money, or status. Leaders are not just born although some people do have an innate gift for leadership. However, good leaders are willing to learn and discover new ideas recognizing their limitations and weaknesses.