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Vinita Edmonds

November 15, 2014

Personal Leadership Reflection Essay

Principals of Management Fall 14

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." a quote written by John Quincy Adams. To me life is all about taking risk and that is something I don't mind doing. Being a leader is all about taking the initiative to do something even if it means doing things that you don't like, but to me it means learning new things to help build the stepping stones to reach new levels in anything in life and being help to help others reach the same heights.

I couldn't quite put my finger on the type of leader I saw myself as because I seem to have a piece of each leadership style in me. I took to the internet to see the various types of leadership assessments they have and I came across one that not only described me so accurately, but also matched the views of my family members and co-workers on my leadership style.

My assessment didn't surprise me at all, it described me as the ambassador, advocate, people mover, truth-seeker, creative builder and experienced guide. So I was able to come to the conclusion that my name is Vinita Edmonds and I am a servant leader. Some may wonder what exactly a servant leader is. Or what does a servant leader do? Greenleaf.org describes a servant leader as "Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world." And I believe this philosophy describes me completely.[1: https://greenleaf.org/what-is-servant-leadership/]

I've always had this drive to help others to see them reach new heights after...