Leadership Theories And A Personality Concept Learned Essay

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Introduction
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."?--Douglas MacArthur. Not everyone has the ability to become a leader, and to some it may not interest them. However, being a leader is a rewarding position to be in. With being a leader comes responsibility, a leader should build and maintain a high performing team. The leader of any organization should lead with the intent to enhance productivity, performance and get the organization to a pivotal point of success. In this paper I will discuss 2 different forms of leadership theories and a personality concept learned in OLCU 400. I will explain the theories practice and effectiveness, how I will integrate it into my personal life and how it has changed my behavior.
Servant Leadership
Servant leadership is a modern theory coined by Robert K. Greenleaf. Greenleaf published his theory in an essay in 1970 explaining his views and thoughts about this new form of leadership. Greenleaf believed that ?The servant-leader is servant first? It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire…

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