The Leadership Challenge Book: When Leaders Are At Their Best

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The Leadership Challenge The Leadership Challenge book provides great perception on ways to become a better leader. The author will review lessons learned from the first three chapters and provide insight on how some of the leadership qualities have been displayed in her life.
When Leaders Are at Their Best
At the start of The Leadership Challenge book in the first chapter, it discusses a success leadership story that generates thought into what the author has done in her own past and what can be done from here on out to create a high level of leadership success. In further reading into this chapter she starts sees the importance level of relationships to a leader and how the focus of work being first to now, the people doing the work
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The author believes if she is willing to follow certain leadership traits then she should look within to see if these traits reflect in her actions. Knowing oneself is important and brings memories of when she was younger. She always asked a person’s perspective of her and it seemed everyone thought it was because she cared too much of what other people thought. The true meaning behind the question was and is about if she acting as the person she wants to be. People think you should be yourself, but how does a person grow to become a better person if you are not aware of the person you are today. What matters most is what you do day by day over the long haul (Maxwell, 2002, p. 12). She feels what better way is there to become a better person than to become the person you want to be and feel is the right way to be. She believes if a person’s actions reflect the traits they are willing to follow and respect then that is a start for that person to show their leadership …show more content…
It is important to learn what values are to you and to know how to share what you value to your team and others around you. It is all too common for anyone to get in a position and not realize how these things are important. As a supervisor, the author can feel she is doing what she feel is best but has to understand how far can she truly lead if her team does not know what purpose she is leading for. As an outspoken person, her family has a clear understanding of what values are important to her based on her words and actions. She does not have to say specifically what her values are, but when it is family, who else would know her better? This does not always trail into work the same way. Some people may grasp the type of person she is and understand her values, but she cannot expect this from anyone. Some may think she is harsh and uncaring just because she is outspoken, but of course not true. This is a great reason for her to voice her morals and values to the people she works with and should allow them to see these morals and values through her

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