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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 3 Wren: Defining a Citizen Leader Author: Richard A. Couto • Goal to raise the floor beneath all members of society at the local level, not just a few. • Transforming leaders engage in efforts to reach higher levels of human awareness and relationships. • Grew to be transactional leaders • They do not seek/choose leadership • Become elected to represent organization • The position is not glamorous, it sometimes comes with great personal cost. • It means making a political, economic, and social system accountable for whom it serves and fails to serve. • No traditional form of recognition • Often addresses an issue of injustice or inequality. • Strive to take down political system barriers to resist change. • They pursue and establish change. • Keep democracy as they exceed the quality of our elected and appointed leaders. Chapter 42 Wren: The Making of a Citizen Leader Author: Cheryl Mabey • Traditional Leadership Models Leader is responsible for solving problems and communicating answers to group. Focal point of most leadership theories “Trait theory” – personality traits exclusively (specific) to leaders “Organizational theory” – leader separate from the group (leader-follower) relationship. “Vision theory” – leader imagines a vision, share and directs it (think ahead). “Situational theory” – leaders adapt their style to fit that of their group. “Power theory” – leader empowers others to use power (leaders get thing done). Dangerous because the group becomes too dependent on leader, becomes passive, and expectations for leader’s are too high. This eventually may lead to failure. • Defining American Citizenship Liberal view- the citizen is seen mainly as a bearer of rights, such as the freedom to speak, to vote, or to worship. Each person is responsible for contributing to the common good in different areas. Part of society • Making Citizen Leaders This type requires distinctive skills and capabilities that require development. They must obtain knowledge. They must learn to ask effective questions and listen well. “Making both ourselves and the world better.” • Definition of Neoliberalism A belief and focus on individualism, typically an economic concept More of a focus • Citizen Leaders: Must obtain knowledge Take action Engage in cooperative learning Chapter 4 Servant Leadership Robert K. Greenleaf Two types of leaders Servant First Leaders • A servant leader is a servant first • Starts with the natural feeling that one wants to serve • Make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served The “test” for Servant Leaders • Do those served grow as persons?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course LDRS 1015 taught by Professor Sddavis during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.
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