As a leader, you will engage in a relational process that involves creating a shared vision, developing goals and motivating individuals or groups towards achievement of those goals. You will increase your awareness of personal strengths and areas for growth while developing the skills necessary to establish collaborative relationships. You will learn to lead with integrity and seek opportunities to improve society, even when the goals do not explicitly serve the public good.
By engaging in this thematic area, you will make progress towards learning how to…
- Formulate and manage a shared vision and develop goals towards its achievement.
- Motivate and collaborate effectively with others towards completion of shared projects or goals.
- Develop strategies to identify and respond to challenges and obstacles.
- Identify personal strengths and areas of growth and evaluate opportunities to maximize skills and abilities.
- Synthesize the current trends related to a specific issue or field and evaluate how thought-leaders are currently addressing them.
Points to Consider Expand
Leadership is not confined to holding leadership positions. You can learn just as much by learning from leaders as you do practicing leadership yourself. When we define leadership as a relational process, we signify that it involves an understanding of how people individually or groups relate and work with other individuals and groups. It's centered on relationships. And by seeing it as a process, we recognize that it is ongoing as goals, tasks, and relationships always change.
Some Related Books, Resources and Theories Expand
- Leadership With You: Different theories, types, and models of leadership
- Leadership That Gets Results
- Classical Models of Leadership
- Culturally-linked Leadership Styles
- Fast Company: 6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them,The Single Best Way To Develop Leadership Skills, and 25 Rules for Leaders
- You can find other titles of theorists from the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs website:http://www.nclp.umd.edu/resources/BooksAndArticles.aspx
- Servant Leadership Resources by Robert Greenleaf:
- The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
- Leadership: Theory and Practice by Dr. Peter G. Northouse
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell
- Collaborative leadership : how citizens and civic leaders can make a difference by David D. Chrislip and Carl E. Larson
- You can find other titles of books/theorists from the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
What's going on around UC? Expand
- Student Activities & Leadership Development
- Center for Organizational Leadership
- Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL), Women's Center
- The UC LeaderShape Institute
- UHP Annual Welcome Retreat Coordinators and Retreat Leaders
- Honors Ambassadors
- University Honors Association