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February 10, 2016

Leadership & Excellence – Post 1

In recent years we have seen many definitions of what leadership is, the method in being a good leader. From the last two days of learning, my personal understanding of leadership has changed dramatically, this is perhaps due to being exposed to other cultural perspectives of leadership. Through the context of the millitary, Paul highligted the importance of the realm above the "compliance level". It is this at this exceeded level which I believe true leadership occurs, being able to catalyse an individual or collective to go out of their own comfort zones for me, marks an effective leader. So the question in my reflection here is how do I use this moving forward, beyond WMG, beyond the realm of education. Well moving into the real world, I think having the focul point of targeting above compliance levels will come from the philosphy of being counter intuitive, in that in soceity we are raised to be individuals who are essentially babies with a comfort blanket. We want to be told want to do, its an expecation. However, it is as this point we must go against the norm, as a leader, I will engage in in-direct leadership, ask my followers what do they think, emphasise the fact that "I am not in the business of solving problems, I am in the business of working solutions". This is where I can leverage my degree and masters level understanding to identify gaps in the solutions. This creates a culture of a safe enviroment, there is no wrong answer but only continious learning.


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