The purpose of paper is to give the reader an understanding who I am as a leader. It will cover my journey as leader throughout the course of this class. It will be a compilation of different leadership skills and theory’s I have learned and practiced to become a more effective leader. This paper will include sections such as, my own definition of Leadership, details from a self-evaluation/assessment, and areas of the course that I believe are interesting.
Personal Definition of Leadership
Defining leadership is one of the most difficult things. Leadership is different for every person and therefore can never be fully understood or defined. Good leadership takes the pandemonium and changes it into something that can be directed toward a common goal. Leaders cannot have every strength in the book, but have to be able to harness their strengths to influence other. After being in the military for three years you learn a lot about how to become a leader. Sometimes you can rise to the occasion, people looking at you to lead the way, other times you’re trying to figure out things ahead of time, for what best fits the company. I have seen great leaders and very poor leaders. A lot of the time you get leaders that don’t really lead, they just tell you to do something and that’s leading, to them. I do not agree with that at all. I see leadership as influencing others to complete a goal, not because that have, but because they want to. Good leadership should make any person feel good about what they’re doing, even if they don’t like what they’re doing. I would say that leadership is easier one than said. Sometimes you can’t always right exactly what something is. It have to be defined through actions and attitude.
After taking the MBTI, reading about the Big 5 and emotional intelligence I have discovered what strengths and weaknesses I have potentially have as a leader. The MBTI told me a lot about my...