Leadership Reflection

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Leadership is both a connotative and denotative occupation. While talking of leadership, mind meditates upon allusive ordeal of many ideas and ideologies. It circumscribes to a domain of multidimensional facets. Pedagogically leadership aims at the citadel of the helm. As if whoever is enshrined there, may sometime feel as a dictator, maker of decision or maintain a tacit personality with a convincing and motivational force. In one sense or the other, everybody is a leader within its own ambit. Over and above all the manifestation of leadership lies within the psyche or attitude in its deeper level, which propels the mindset to accomplish the objectives. But there is a serious need of distinguishing leadership and management. This can be understood …show more content…
From the questionnaire problem solving, knowledge. social perception, Behavioural flexibility and social performance skills were noted. The overall rating from the study was 21 out of 60. My leader showed high score of 6 in problem solving but a lower score in 2 in social perception. Every situation was different, and the response of the leader was different. In some situations, the leader even did not show any sign of leadership. So, it was difficult to decide which factors or components are needed to be considered or are efficient enough to determine leadership qualities in an individual. The long years of research showed that there were endless lists of traits and only a sample of traits were studied (NorthHouse,2016, p31) and so interpretation of trait was highly impressionistic. A very small relationship exists between these traits and leadership effectiveness. There were many leadership components but with less authenticity, and no grounds for selection of a component. This approach has been named “dustbowl empiricism” at its worst. (Fleenor,2006). There were skills mentioned like intelligence, but there are no measured range of these skills. For example, intelligence is positively related to leadership. But nothing is mentioned about the optimum IQ leader should possess for …show more content…
It focuses on the actions performed by leaders and how they act. It is mainly categorized in to two types: task behaviour and relationship behaviour. Task behaviour of leaders helps in achieving goals. Relationship behaviours help followers feel relaxed in presence of peer and at difficult situations. Among the different studies carried out to study the behavioural approach, Ohio State Studies and University of Michigan studies were noteworthy. The Ohio State Studies focused on the behaviours of leaders while leading a group. University of Michigan studies focused on the effects of actions or behaviours on their groups by differentiating it into employee orientation and production orientation. The behaviour can be segregated into two parts: Initiating Structure and

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