Definition of Leadership

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My definition of Leadership is being able to: inspire others, motivate, set a vision, communicate, respect others, and lead by example. A leader must have an honest understanding of who they are, what they know, and what they are capable of. To be successful you have to convince your followers, not yourself or your superiors, that you are worthy of being followed. In my opinion this can build confidence in your followers in their faith in you to be able to lead. Being a leader you will encounter different situations. What you do in one situation will not always work in another. In different scenarios I have used good judgment to decide the best course of action needed for a situation. For example, a person may need to confront an employee for inappropriate behavior, but if the confrontation is too late or too early, too harsh or too weak, then the results may prove ineffective. For me a person can lead through two-way communication. Much of it is nonverbal. For instance, when you "set the example," that communicates to your people that you would not ask them to perform anything that you would not be willing to do. How I communicate either builds or can harm the relationship between my peers and I. If I am in physical education class for example, my goal that day would be to perform at my very best. By putting forth my best effort I will have shown to the students around me how to be effective in the classroom. Another way of being a productive leader is discovering new ways to accomplish a set of tasks while maintaining a positive attitude. If people around you are demonstrating a bad attitude in class because of a low grade, your job would be to steadily encourage them to study more. A form of bad leadership is how a math teacher might not explain to the class over the subject of equations. In the result of the teacher not explaining equations correctly, the students will be incapable of completing math school work. In order to achieve a goal, a leader must take...
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