Organizational Leadership At Ohio State University Essay

972 Words Dec 6th, 2016 4 Pages
I knew nothing about organizational leadership prior to my college graduation. Having completed undergraduate studies in public health naturally geared my focus towards a post-baccalaureate degree in this same field. Next, it dawned on me that I could not leave my family for a master in health administration at Ohio State University and I decided to find a plan B. This choice led me to enroll in the Organizational Leadership program once I secured a graduate assistant scholarship. After a verbal commitment to the graduate assistant position, a company I had previously applied to offered me a fulltime employment. For a moment, I was upset because had I not agreed to take on the graduate assistantship, I would be able to commence with the employment which I really needed. But the work schedule was impossible to combine with my classes as such, I graciously declined the employment offer to commence with my Masters in OL.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze my personal leadership philosophy. Leadership scholars describe leadership as:
A social process, rooted in the values, behaviors, skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking of both leaders and followers. It goes further to say that successful leaders need to understand people and organizations, tasks, and processes, current context and history, self and others. (Gallos, 2008) This description of leadership as a progressive dynamic concept is still fascinating to me because it dispelled my previous notion of leadership as…

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