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Personal Leadership PhilosophyLeadership is a process of governing a group of people to achieve a common goal(Northouse, 2016). On the other hand, personal leadership philosophy is based on individuals’core beliefs and values of how they view and influence themselves and others. Our core beliefsimpact our behavior and decisions in life and the way we lead and guide others. While a person’score values generally do not change, our perception about ourselves and others can change. Myphilosophy of leadership is to lead as I want to be led. My father taught us the ‘Golden rule’early on in life. The golden rule is a fundamental principle that says, “do unto others as youwould have them do unto you.” Moral and ethical principles can determine leadership behaviorsand styles. For example, a leader who does not believe in equality will portray divisiveness anddiscriminatory behaviors.A leadership philosophy is like a roadmap that guides a leader on how to lead theirpeople. It is the set of values, beliefs, and traits that define the leader. The leadership philosophyguides the organization in maintaining the course when facing challenging situations, such asethical issues and organizational change. This paper aims to explore one’s leadership philosophyand discuss core values, vision statement, key behaviors that need improvement, and adevelopment plan to achieve a personal mission. Developing a leadership philosophy can inspireus to reflect on who we are and who we want to be as a leader.Core ValuesThe core values of a leader are critical to their leadership. The leadership values areintertwined with the leader’s personal moral values and principles. As a leader, the core valuesthat hold importance to me are respect and honesty. Most leaders think that because they havethe position, they deserved more respect than others. The truth is, respect needs to be earned. Just2because you have a title in your workplace, it does not mean that people must or will respect you.You must show respect to your subordinates, in order to receive respect. This is a simple rule ofreciprocity. Honesty is another core value that is significant to me. Honesty is the first chapter inthe book of wisdom, according to Thomas Jefferson. Honesty and integrity are hallmarks of themost successful leaders – those who are deeply committed to doing the right things for the right

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Term
Summer
Professor
Elvira Phelps
Tags
Journal of Leadership, Rath

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