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. 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.
By engaging in this competency, 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 positions. You can learn just as much from observing and working with leaders as you do from practicing leadership yourself. When we define leadership as a relational process, we signify that it involves an understanding of how individuals or groups relate and work with others. It's centered on relationships. By considering it a process, we recognize that it is ongoing, as goals, tasks, and relationships always change.
Some Related Books, Resources and Theories Expand
- 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