Question given to my peers below

Compose a post that looks back on your work this term and discusses potential next steps in the development of your leadership theory and practice.

First, share and briefly discuss the two key insights about application of leadership theory that represent new learning as result of completing the project.

Next, comment on your future plans relative to a leadership practice, whether that involves a role change, personal leadership changes, or other changes.


For top essay writer – Respond to my peers post below and comment on any new ideas or insights you gained from their work on the final project or future plans.

Please have a least one sources for each peers post. Sources must be APA cited. Also please separate my peer’s response by using their names as the heading. Thanks

Shawn Post below

Looking back at the work we have done this term the first most notable insight I gained was a better understanding leadership theories.  As I have mentioned previously mentioned I have been in leadership roles my entire life (Boy Scouts, athletics, College Fraternity, summer employment, etc).  But I had paid very little attention to the why behind what worked for me.  Exploring the different theories and rationales behind them have given me a better understanding why certain things work for me and things that work for others do not fit into my style.  Perhaps most importantly this course has given me tools to help me refine and improve my leadership abilities.

Moving forward I plan to utilize the information learned in this course to continue to refine my personal leadership style is my roles as both a leader and informal leader in my occupation, community, and family.  In order to develop this style Cummings (2012) suggests taking risks, supporting creativity and innovation, as well as communicating and empowering others.  “Development is an iterative process between continually developing and maintaining relationships, self-awareness and resilience, multifaceted feedback, and checking clarity and progress towards goals and objectives related to the shared vision” (Cummings, 2012).

Cummings, G. (2012). Editorial: Your leadership style—How are you working to achieve a preferred future? Journal of Clinical Nursing21(23–24), 3325–3327.

Jason Post below

The first key insight I have stems from the first couple of weeks when we examined the new versus the old leadership theories. My initial sense was that traditional views of leadership theory are passé and not as relevant in today’s rapidly-evolving world. After looking at which styles I gravitate toward most, I found that they are more traditionally-focused with a bit of a twist. Having a blend of traditional and contemporary styles that still align to my personal values is important to me as I lead my new team going forward.

The other key insight is that leadership is not a finite skill…it ebbs and flows and requires continuous feedback and development. Leadership theories and practices are also not one-size-fits-all. What may resonate with me may not resonate with my neighbor. That’s the beauty of appreciating diversity of thought and different perspectives (in my humble opinion).

Subsequently, observing these leadership styles in action has allowed me to learn from and adapt to various organizational situations. Given my recent move into a new role with a broader team, I’ve noticed that having greater inspection of the business in certain areas and allowing more autonomy in others takes a bit of experimentation and feedback from others. My plan is to continue to seek this feedback in an effort to develop but also strive to maintain a high-performing team that feels respected, included and valued.


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