Personal Leadership Style Analysis: Authentic Leadership

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Personal Leadership Style Analysis The leadership style I want to focus on is Authentic Leadership. The idea of Authentic Leadership is being your genuine self - all the time. Authentic Leadership means that I will be the same person at work as I am at home and as I am when I am with friends. The Authentic Leadership theory will allow me to be the best me I can be. The key dimensions of Authentic Leadership are Relational Transparency, Internalized Moral Perspective, Balanced Processing and Self-Awareness. Relational Transparency is the idea of being open and honest. This includes being open about failures or weaknesses. With strong Relational Transparency followers know where they stand with the leader because the leader does not play games. …show more content…
An authentic leader consider all viewpoints, including opposing viewpoints, to allow a well thought out objective decision to be made. The last key dimension of authentic leadership is Self-Awareness. Self-Awareness is the concept of knowing one self, including strengths, weaknesses, core values, emotions and limitations. An authentic leader with self-awareness can accurately describe themselves to others and knows how their actions will affect …show more content…
I initially had no intention to “move up” in the organization. After a short period of time I decided to attain a full time position and soon after started school. Once I started school I looked for ways to grow within my organization. I built relationships with many different people so I could learn many things that would be beneficial to my job. Doing this allowed me opportunities to mentor others and I realized that I enjoyed help others learn things to make their jobs easier or at least more efficient. As I transitioned to a new job several years ago, I was afforded the opportunity to help my supervisor. Although she was feeling overwhelmed in her position I think I was able to help her become successful. Fortunately, this also allowed me to learn the things I would need to promote seamlessly into her position when she was promoted to another position. I was able to show my coworkers that I am a “team player” and still help with things around the office to ensure processing is done timely. My hope is this will continue to show them I am always willing to help so we are successful. I also want to help my staff to grow and work with them to learn new skills. I also continue to work with other departments to foster relationships. I use these interactions to learn ways to be better for the organization while helping streamline our own department

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