Essay Leadership : Leadership And Leadership

1903 Words Nov 19th, 2015 8 Pages
Leadership Self Assessment It is a little hard to think of myself in a major leadership positing, in nursing, since I just graduated from nursing school. I have expressed leadership in other job positions and different aspects of my life that I will use to determine the two that closely resemble my leadership type. The two different leadership types I chose were servant leadership and adaptive leadership. “Servant leadership emphasizes that leaders be attentive to the concerns of their followers, empathize with them, and nurture them” (Northouse, 2015, p. 225). While adaptive leadership, “as the name of the approach implies, adaptive leadership is about how leaders encourage people to adapt- to face and deal with problems, challenges, and changes” (Northouse, 2015, p. 257). I chose these two leadership types because in my history in leadership positions, as well as my everyday life, I find myself to be always thinking of others, emotionally, before myself as well as helping others adapt to certain situations. I plan to find out whether my leadership style falls more on servant side or the adaptive side.
Primary Concepts
“Servant leaders put followers first, empower them, and help them develop their full personal capacities” (Northouse, 2015, p. 225). Servant leaders are all about placing the good of everyone else before the leaders. They also make sure to emphasize the development of others before their own. These leaders behave ethically when it comes to working…

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