Dynamic Leadership Essay

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Running Head: Dynamic leadershipDynamic LeadershipReflective essay
Dynamic leadership1ContentsIntroduction.................................................................................................................................................3Leadership Discovery..................................................................................................................................3Values..........................................................................................................................................................3Schwarz’s values and motivational domains...........................................................................................31.2 Schwarz’s online survey (Appendices 2)...........................................................................................41.3: Consolidate values and domains.......................................................................................................61.4: My values and domain summary......................................................................................................6Traits...........................................................................................................................................................82.1: The big five project personality test (Appendices 3)........................................................................83: Strengths................................................................................................................................................103.1: The reflected self-best (RBS) exercise............................................................................................103.2: The Richard step: Strength finding questionnaire...........................................................................113.3: Zender’s 16 leadership capabilities.................................................................................................124: Emotional intelligence...........................................................................................................................124.1: The quick emotional intelligence self-assessment..........................................................................125: Cultural intelligence..............................................................................................................................145.1 The dimensions of culture questionnaire.........................................................................................145.2Diagnosing your cultural intelligence........................................................................................156: Leadership style: Task vs. Relationship.............................................................................................15
Dynamic leadership2Conclusion.................................................................................................................................................16References.................................................................................................................................................16Appendix...................................................................................................................................................19Appendices 1.........................................................................................................................................19Appendices 2.........................................................................................................................................20Appendices 3.........................................................................................................................................20
Dynamic leadership3IntroductionLeadership is the capacity and the ability of a person to inspire, motivate and encourage a groupof followers. It is an important aspect with respect to an individual as well as an organization(Bolman, 2017). The leadership abilities vary from person to person. There is a strong set ofvalues, traits and intelligence that define the kind of a leader a person will be (Northouse, 2015).Leadership is a very crucial aspect of any individual as it largely defines with an individual’sability to lead, guide, motivate and inspire people (Fairhurst, 2014). It is considered to be animportant quality in one’s career. Hence it becomes imperative for individuals to identify andwork on their leadership abilities early in time.In this course module, I have deeply reflected upon my leadership skills and the value set thatgoverns the same. I have been a part of various online surveys and taken a genuine and honestfeedback from my friends in order to understand my leadership abilities. In this report I haveattempted to understand and fully document the various aspects of my leadership style andabilities.Leadership Discovery1: ValuesSchwarz’s values and motivational domainsSchwarz has pioneered the study of values. He believes that values are long term and not mereattitudes to different situations. Based upon this thinking, he came to build the “Schwarz’s theoryof basic value”. In this theory, he has reasoned that values are goals for motivation and thereforebasic values must be derived by basic needs of humans namely our biological needs, our need tocoordinate with others and the need for the group to survive and flourish (Marcus, 2017).These basic needs of humans drive their basic values and shape the personality of an individual.Schwarz identified 10 basic needs of a human and related various set of values with those 10needs.
Dynamic leadership4I sincerely read the chapter 8 of Personal values from ‘Success with soul’ (Sun, 2014) andestablished that my top 3 values are as below:1.Honesty – One of my top most quality as per analysis is honesty. I have always been anhonest person and I really do not indulge in lying. Many of my friends have often lied inorder to get out of school or any such responsibility but I have ensured that I don’t lie. Istrongly believe that honesty is very crucial to develop and maintain trust. I have realizedthat this value belongs to the domain of Benevolence (Schwarz, 2014).2.Broadmindedness – My second most important quality is my broadmindedness which fitsunder the module of universalism. Since my teenage years, I have been very liberal in myviews and I do not easily get offended. I do no judge people and I really understand thatevery individual thinks, behaves and acts differently.3.True friendship – For me friendship is very important. I am a very social person and havea lot of friends. However, I have a set of 4 friends who are very close to me and I reallyvalue their friendship. This is a part of the security module. I believe, these truefriendships provide a sense of security and safety.
Dynamic leadership51.2 Schwarz’s online survey (Appendices 2)While in the process of understanding my values, I also took the online survey of Schwarz’svalue scale. The findings of which were as below. This survey made me realize that I scorehighest in Hedonism and Self-direction. This implies that I am a very motivated person but I alsobelieve strongly in my personal pleasure and happiness (Caprara, 2016). As a person I don’tvalue traditions much as I believe they pull us down. Also these traditions and customs probablysuited ancient times but are not necessarily valid today.DomainScorePower3.7Achievement4.2Hedonism5Stimulation3Self-direction5Universalism2.2Benevolence4.2Tradition0Conformity4Security2.8
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