Question Set 6 - Running head QUESTION SET#6 Question Set#6 Hunter P Trzeciak West Chester University HON 352 Personal Leadership Development Lessons

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Running head: QUESTION SET #6 Question Set #6 Hunter P. Trzeciak October 25, 2018 West Chester University HON 352- Personal Leadership Development: Lessons from South Africa PART I: Drawing Connections
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QUESTION SET #6 Imagine that you are now taking on a major leadership role at WCU or in your future anticipated vocation. Select one concept from EACH of the chapters you’ve read in Northouse so far (1, 2, 3,4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) and explain how you can apply each concept to your practice of leadership, and why it matters. For each chapter, identify and explain the concept (1-2 sentences), how you might specifically apply the concept (1-2 sentences), and why it matters (1-2 sentences). Leadership remains one of the most useful skills a person can possess. Northouse (2018) offers multiple concepts that help further expand on the labyrinthine idea. Chapter One: Understanding Leadership Chapter One defines leadership as “...A complex, multidimensional process that is often conceptualized in a variety of ways by different people” (Northouse, 2018, p. 11). It further expands on the definition by discussing how leadership can remain viewed as a trait, ability, skill, behavior, relationship, and as a process (Northouse, 2018, p.11). Different leadership positions call for different approaches of leadership, not every situation needs the same type of leader. As a leader at a university such as West Chester one may focus on more relationship based leadership due to the large amounts of students and faculty they could possibly be working with. It stands true that not every situation needs the same type of leader. Chapter Two: Recognizing Your Traits Chapter Two “...describes the traits required of a leader” (Northouse, 2018, p. 35). It also explains leadership as a multitude of traits working together to create an effective leader. Becoming educated on“leadership traits” such as confidence, intelligence, charisma, determination, sociability, and integrity would help in any position you may find yourself in. Knowing what traits embody an effective leader help you become a better leader by encouraging you to inherit or strengthen them. Knowing your leadership traits would remain helpful in any leadership position. Recognizing what strengths you can bring to your followers stands as helpful
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QUESTION SET #6 in many situations, especially ones of high pressure or intensity. Chapter Three: Engaging Strengths Chapter Three explains strength based leadership which explores “...people’s strengths and how leaders can make use of those strengths to become more effective leaders” (Northouse, 2018, p. 66). Quality leaders should recognize strengths within themselves and within their followers to help create a dynamic and mutually beneficial leadership/follower relationship. Holding a leadership position at WCU strength based leadership could prevail as an important idea in many places. For example some of your colleagues might have mathematical strengths, you would want to place those people into positions that highlight those strengths. This in return creates a positive environment where everyone feels appreciate for the work they produce.
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