Storey - C104 Essay
"Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention" - Deepak Chopra
What is the significance of being a good leader and what does it take to become one? When we think of leaders, we think of a strong individual who motivates his/her team not only with words, but by example as well. Great leaders have the ability to bring out the best in people and those around them. Leadership is measured by success, there has to be progress and some sense of accomplishment after a certain amount of time. Confidence, manners, an outgoing and understanding mindset, good social skills and a positive attitude are the major attributes that best prepare a person to become a leader. With confidence, a person has the ability to show their team they can do anything if they put their mind to it. They can step out on to their field and throw their touchdown, open and maintain a restaurant or boutique, produce an Oscar-winning film, put on a great presentation in their C104 class, the options are endless.
Good manners are crucial as well. We often see bad manners everywhere, including the workplace. Bad manners are a form of incivility – low intensity, deviant behavior with ambiguous intent to harm the target, in violation of norms for mutual respect. They are characteristically rude and discourteous, displaying a lack of regard for others. With this lack of display, who will look up to their leader? As a leader, there is an important role to play to create a culture of civility in organizations. A leader needs to communicate expectations along with rewards, recognition and consequences. A leader needs to be a role model for expected leadership behaviors.
According to an article from CollegeJournal from The Wall...
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