Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Leadership in action

Leadership is important for everyone, it effects us in more ways than we will ever know. In class we discussed the many characteristics that can be used to describe leadership. Some of these included honesty, being a good listener and the willingness to share responsibilities. There are countless qualities that can be considered when thinking about leadership. Knowing these qualities can help empower us to strengthen them and help us to be better leaders in our lives. I believe one of the most important ideas that was brought up is that leadership has many different definitions and can be interpreted in many unique ways by others.


  1. I agree with you that leadership does have many different definitions. It also varies from person to person and from one situation to the next. A person may have to use one type of leadership during one circumstance but a completely different leadership style during another. Also, some people may be the "non-traditional" leader by being more quiet and behind the scenes, but their role is still very important.

  2. I like the thought that Leaders are not always in the forefront. There are plenty of good leaders that operate as leaders without being recognized or even being vocal. Sometimes leaders are unseen but still important.