It is important to establish and articulate your own philosophy about your values, attitudes and behaviours as a leader . Your philosophy statement should be a work in progress through this unit. It should incorporate the assigned readings, course activities, and feedback from the lecturer and classmates.
As you prepare this statement, consider the following:
What do you think about leadership? What or who has influenced your thoughts?
What key leadership experiences have informed your thinking?
How would you describe your leadership style?
How would you develop and share your vision as a leader?
Under what circumstances are you willing to take risks?
What personal principles are you not willing to violate?
How do you make decisions? Are they based on evidence or intuition?
As a leader, what decisions do you make individually and what do you make collectively? Why?
How do your personal beliefs (e.g. religion, inclusiveness, etc.) affect your leadership philosophy?
How do you respond when your leadership beliefs or practices are challenged?
What did you learn about leadership from your profile? How does your experience reflect the leadership concepts discussed in this course or in your readings?