Roadmap Leadership Philosophy

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Introduction Ones’ leadership platform is a foundation of components that make up the roadmap “to success” based on what is important to them. It is important to have an understanding of the different leadership styles and leadership theories, in order to develop the leadership platform. It is also important to note that there “are almost as many different definitions of leadership as there are people who have tried to define it” (Northouse, 2013, p. 2). As we progress in knowledge, technology, and growth as a society, so do the leadership styles and theories. As stated by Northhouse (2013), “Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal” (p.5) The purpose of this paper is to …show more content…
It is a roadmap of how they intend to lead and to be lead. Leaders have to be willing to do what they expect others to do. The social change model of leadership development is a good way to incorporate individual, group, and society values. The values within this model include change, consciousness, congruence, commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility, and citizenship (Komives, 2011, p.360). We are all trying to accomplish the same goal, but often times, leaders, and followers come about it from a different approach. It is the responsibility of the leader to set a clear vision. As stated by Sergiovanni, (1990, May), “In transformative leadership, by contrast leaders and followers are united in pursuit of higher-level goals common to both” …show more content…
A good leader will be able to create visions that are measurable and attainable. In order to do this one must understand the institutional climate. They must understand the population of students served and the strengths of those who serve the students. As stated by Sergiovanni, (1992), “Leadership mindscapes are shaped by what we believe and value and by our understanding of the world” (p.41). A leader of one area such as student services must collaborate with other leaders from academic affairs to create a cohesive climate. McIntyre, (1981), Flores (1988), and Noddings, (1984) stated the

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