Analysis Of Exploring Leadership By Komives

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Leadership is always changing and will remain to change as society evolves. The definitions of leadership today are much different than the definition 50, 30 or even 10 years ago. These interpretations have much to do with different cultures and viewpoints. While reading chapter two of Exploring Leadership by Komives, I enjoyed hearing the many different aspects of leaderships. The most interesting topics were generations of leadership theory, reciprocal leadership theory, and authentic leadership theory.
Our past generations have built the foundation of our leadership schema. However, some of these coincide with today’s definitions while others obstruct it. As defined in Exploring Leadership, leadership is described as “ A relational and
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One of the first forms of this leadership I agree with is servant-leadership. This leader wishes to serve others. I foresee this form of leadership creating a social movement. These individual’s view others needs before themselves. I can identify with this trait. I am the type of person who will help others before myself. I strongly believe in servant leadership because if more people became leaders for a greater purpose than I believe many of the socials issue such as water, homelessness, and hunger could be resolved. Another form of reciprocal learning theory is transforming leadership. James MacGregor Burns describes this theory as “a process where leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation” (pg 70). I believe this is very important to society. We are all supposed to want to help motivate everyone to do better and be the best we can be. If this happens in business, then we can create better morality and become more successful. With more successful people on board, we can create new and innovative ideas; this is how transformation happens. I also presume transformation can only happen with shared leadership. In order for people to transform and do better, people need the chance to be involved in management decisions. If an organization were to distribute the responsibility of leadership then others could learn the …show more content…
This form of leadership embodies the idea of knowing your values and acknowledges the importance of others views and values. Komvies states, “Authentic leaders act in accordance with deep personal values and convictions, to build credibility and win the respect and trust of flowers by encouraging diverse viewpoints and building networks of collaborative relationships with followers” (pg 88). It is very important to know yourself and your values. In order to lead, a person must know themselves and what they stand for before others join them. Being authentic, knowing yourself, listening and accepting other viewpoints is crucial to development. I believe more people will want to join an organization that is true to similar values than to a corporation with no values. An organization that remains true to these value will succeed

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