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Running Head: PERSONAL LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE ESSAY1Personal Leadership Philosophy and Practice EssayNameProfessorInstitutionCourseDate
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE ESSAY2Leadership according to the Oxford Dictionary is the act of leading a group of people ororganization. However, Stogdill (1974, p.259) concludes that “ there are almost as manydefinitions of leadership as there are persons who have attempted to define the concept.” It is allabout the ability to influence other people and create specific objectives and goals.A leadershould have a vision and inspirations through his or her own visions and motivate others bybeing a good role model rather than dictating and intimidating a desired decision. Philosophy onthe other hand is termed as the love of wisdom, it is a theory which acts as a guiding principle forbehaviors. In addition, philosophy could also be viewed as a personal foundation in humannature, for living a good life. A individual can create a system of though through philosophy tosupport his or her journey and also obtain the guiding principles to use for action.Leadership philosophy helps in definition of your expectation, values and also provides aroadmap for your action.It is like a compass. When your leadership philosophy is clear, you candevelop a focused thought system which surrounds your leadership and also help you define thetype of values, behavior and attitudes which you want to cultivate in yourself.To develop aproper personal leadership philosophy that can guarantee you succeed as a leader, there are foursteps to be followed. First and foremost, define your values and priorities. Look deep inside youso as to discover the values you want to highlight and the kind great leaders make. Secondly,define the desirable outcomes that you want to achieve. You need to examine the outcomes youdesire to achieve as a leader. Study these outcomes In the light of your values and reflect on howthey relate and affect your objectives.The third step is writing down your leadership philosophy. Start by mentioning theimportance of having a written statement. Its format is based on four core elements of leadershipwhich are, theory, attitude, principle and behavior. Finally, evaluate your leadership philosophy,
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE ESSAY3that is, how well you are holding unto your ideals. Regularly reflect on how well your behaviorsand actions follow your statements. You should take time to review the leadership philosophyand then go back to the previous actions. Ask yourself if you are walking the talk or not. Inaddition, reflect also on the principles you held and which actions went against what you believein. always remember that a philosophy should not be too rigid.

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