Running Head: Leadership Philosophy 1Personal Philosophy of LeadershipBrittany FranklinNUR: 425 Managing Healthcare for RNsJoseph and Nancy School of NursingWilliam Carey UniversitySpring 2018
Leadership Philosophy2IntroductionLeadership is a powerful word; it can show the good or bad in an individual. In my opinion the term leadership is very broad and has various definitions given by authors. According to Webster’s Dictionary, leadership is the power or ability to lead other people, the actor instance of leading. My grandmother always told me that, “everything we do- be it at work, school, social life, or academic- we are guided by principles, beliefs, and values that collectively form our ideology of life. When I think of leadership, I think of individuals that are capable of motivating others enough to follow their lead. An individual who feels that he/she has something to offer, that in turns drives and stimulates his/her desire to be an effective leader. As I go back toa time in the history of individuals I thought to be great leaders, I found that they all were first great followers. But it was their own values, beliefs, and self-confidence that sparked others to look to them in times of despair. As my grandmother always said, “you don’t make yourself a leader, others make you a leader”. Personal ValuesThe foundation of my leadership philosophy is built on trust, respect, and integrity. To meto be a great leader one must have humility, responsibility, diversity, great communication, respect, and have a servant leader approach to things. I take great responsibility in anything my name is attached too. To show humility is knowing that though I am put in the leader role in my organization, I know that without the team of people working with me the job will not flourish.
- Summer '18
- Sociology, Finkelman, leadership philosophy