- What are the most important concepts and theories you have learned in this Module
A leader is a person who sets the pace for others to follow. Many leadership theories have been discussed but some are more important than others on this situation. Firstly, the ethical leadership theory calls for a leader who demonstrates normative and appropriate conduct following personal actions and interpersonal relationships. Secondly, the theory of cognitive leadership presents a leader who has a broad range approaches to being a leader. The theory stresses on the action of processing information by leaders and followers. This theory brings about the concept of how a leader should approach followers through information delivery. Lastly, the theory on New-Genre leadership shows a charismatic leader behavior, with visions, inspiring, and has moral values. In addition, the following theory calls for transformational leadership through intellectual stimulation.
The most important leadership concepts found in being a leader include the following. First, being a leader means a person with vision, decision maker, willing to take risks, motivate people, manage and build teams, and have self knowledge. In addition, a leader should posses the ability to communicate effectively with people, high integrity, and help other succeed. Leadership in an organization involves the activities of: defining a clear vision; sharing the vision with others in the organization; giving correct information and means to realize the vision; and having a fabulous coordination towards the people through balancing their difference in interests. The important leadership concepts call on leaders to influence as many people as possible with an aim of achieving a common goal.
- What was covered that you, other stakeholders, or your business can generally benefit from?
The module on being a leader was of great significant to me as a student, stakeholders, and the business we run. The module touched on qualities of a good leader, an aspect that every individual must have in order to succeed in life. Moreover, the module was more helpful to other stakeholders, especially the school leaders, since it enabled them run the institution successfully. Moreover, the leadership theories and concepts learned find a lot of application in different organizations and by different stakeholders. In business situations, leadership qualities assist entrepreneurs in adhering to business laws and regulations through maintenance of high standards of discipline.
On the other hand, the module failed to cover some aspects of leadership that are of significant important to individuals and businesses. The module did not cover the settings expected by followers in order to ensure efficient leadership. As an individual, the module should have given directions on how followers should respond to certain aspects of a leader. In addition, the stakeholders should be given limits at which they should expertise their capabilities in order to ensure equal treatment to all.
C. How will what you have learned impact you personally and professionally?
Learning about leadership theories and aspects has a lot of impact in an individual life. To start with, it will have provided me with three aspects namely; strategy, entrepreneurship, and active leadership. The active nature of a leader assists in motivating people in various activates. Moreover, learning about leadership assists in developing perfect strategies in managing different areas, especially in business management. Strategies assist in increasing business productivity and focuses on organizational development. The studied materials also have a lot of significant in my professional life since they will assist me set my business through perfect organizational schedules, routines and processes. Moreover, these teachings will enable me select best staff for my businesses with have self motivation and discipline. As a business person, these leadership lessons help in achieving high profits from the business. In a working environment, business people try by all means possible to manage their employees through clear communication, and assists my leaders achieving their best in sales.
D. How can you link the topics you have learned with previous classes?
The topics covered on this lesson are more related to those of previous classes because they touch on leadership theories and concepts while others touch on leadership principles.
E. Provide any additional relevant personal notes and observations
The following lessons have great impact in the life of a person. People should follow the steps of some influential leaders like Martin Luther King and Lincoln. Leadership by Martin Luther shows how influential leaders should be since he was not only a leader, but also inspired many people using legitimate, educative and encouraging speeches. In addition, the primary function of a leader is to manage the attention of others. Leaders should exercise the quality of a being a leader in a society since achievement acts as a tool of strong leadership.
1). How many days did you visit and participate in the classroom each week (the 3 of 7 rule)
Answer: 3 days
2). Did you submit all of the graded assignments for the week? If not when did or will you complete the work?
Answer: I have submitted all the graded assignments
3). Did you have any personal problems getting the Module project done on schedule?
Answer: Yes I encountered some personal problems especially when the modules were not released on time.
4). What did you like or dislike about the Module—or what would you change?
Answer: the module was very informative and contained every aspect needed in understanding the topic. However, I made some changes on recommendations of being a leader.
5). How do you feel about your progress, both here and through your degree? Are you satisfied with your performance?
Answer: I am progressing well with my lecturers and tutors and hope to perform better in my final exam. My performance is good but, I am not satisfied because I need to perform excellently.