Leadership Reflective | PERSONAL LEADERSHIP MODEL

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MNG03217: ASSESSMENT 3 – REFLECTIVE ESSAY 30%
WORD COUNT: 1500 words
FORMAT: Essay
REFERENCING: Harvard Referencing Style
SUBMISSION: Attach Assignment Cover Sheet to document and submit via TURNITIN link.
DUE DATE: Week 12, Friday, September 30 at 11:00 PM (AEST).
TASK: Using essay format and structure, develop a personal leadership model with reference to at least
three (3) major areas of leadership (e.g. ethics, multiculturalism, teamwork, philosophy, psychology,
power, leadership theory, management). Refer to the examples and instructions provided in the textbook
for guidance and apply the following guidelines to your leadership model:
• Explain the main organizing idea or issue in your leadership model? E.G. credibility, vision, traits,
relationships, etc.
• Describe what you consider to be the most important traits, skills and tasks of an effective leader.
• Explain the core values that your leadership model emphasises.
• Explain how the relationships in the organisation/group that exist will benefit as a result of using
your leadership model.
• Describe the culture of the organization/group that would exist if your model was used.
• Explain what the leadership practiced in your model is seeking to achieve?
• Explain why your leadership model is different than what currently exists? If it is not different,
explain why you have elected for the status quo.
• Explain how you will personally apply your leadership model.
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MARKING CRITERIA:
This paper will be evaluated using an adaptation of the “Critical Thinking Rubric” created by the Critical
Thinking Project at Washington State University and will be assessed on overall presentation and the
following four areas:
• Does your paper reflect your own perspective and position? (e.g., are you clearly writing about your
approach and not simply describing someone else’s)
• Do you identify and assess the key assumptions that underlie your perspective and position? (e.g.,
do you talk about how you arrived at your theory/model or do you simply state your conclusions?)
• Do you identify and consider the influence of context on your approach? (e.g., do you describe how
your approach applies to the specific context and setting of your profession?)
• Do you identify and assess the logical conclusions, implications, and/or consequences of acting on
your approach to leadership? (e.g., do you describe how your professional life and work setting
would be different if your approach were practiced by you and by others?)

Description

I have been brought up in a family of business leaders and I have therefore believed that becoming a leader involves identifying your strengths and weaknesses, this challenges individuals to equip themselves with the right skills. As a team leader in a local company, I have been made to believe that effective leadership is based on credibility, integrity, relationships, and vision. The aim of the group is to expand internationally and hence the main challenge is to address cross cultural issues involved in managing employees from various cultures. As a team leader, I think the leader should select the best leadership styles to use to achieve our goals. Having read books by Kouzes and Posner (2011) and Blue (2011), I have understood the important of building credibility in leadership. I believe that credibility springs out from a leader’s traits such as honesty, respect, well skilled, competence, and accountability. As indicated by Michael Porter in a theory of competitive advantages of nations, the competitive advantage of companies is influenced by the capabilities and credibility of the leaders. The leaders’ credibility is gained through skills and hence I have undertaken leadership courses in the university and hence I am well skilled on the best skills to employ in different cases. I believe that competitive advantages are achieved through skills and clear vision held by leaders. Therefore my vision for the team and its accomplishments is more ambitious than my predecessors. By being visionary, I would enable the company to acquire and retain one or more value chain activities so that we may allow great control and reduce the disadvantages of dealing with new partners as suggested by the internationalization theory (Xerri & Sen2016). I am a good communicator who knows how to verbalize my goals, objectives, and dreams. Since communication is two sided, a leader should listen to the subordinates (Ihlenfeldt 2011). I measure leadership efficiency on the level of relationship leaders have with the subordinates. I highly value working together and improving relationships with team mates. I may not always like a person we work with, but I am able to put dissimilarities aside and focus on developing a productive working relationship.