Personal Leadership Plan

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Personal Leadership plan



Personal Leadership plan

Introduction: Leadership can be defined in many ways. Webster defines leadership as "a term. . . generally applied to qualities and forces existing within an organization (usually centered in the top executives) which motivate, guide and direct individuals". (Stress, 2001)

There are numerous important leadership traits that must be part of the definition of a good leader. The most important of these are honesty, forward looking, inspirational, competency and intelligence. (Shead, 2007) Honesty, showing people that you are honest even when it means admitting to a mistake, displays a key trait that people are looking for in their leaders. Forward looking, a good leader will have a clear vision of the future. They will formulate a plan to get from where they are to where they want to be.

Inspirational, being inspirational is usually just a matter of communicating clearly and with passion. Being inspiring can be as simple as telling people how your organization is going to change the world. Competency, a leader need not be an expert in every area but rather be able to demonstrate overall competency in their department. Intelligence, a leader must possess basic knowledge of their fields in which they work. This knowledge should be always be expanding with time. (Shead, 2007)

In this paper I will be trying to evaluate and describe my personal leadership style. There are many styles of leadership styles and I don't feel I fit 100% into any of them. By describing my traits and styles I hope to present a clear leadership type. I will list my strengths and weaknesses and formulate a plan to address these weaknesses.

I have been in different leadership positions for...