Leadership And Organizational Development Introduction

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Type: Introduction Paper: #92998879 Related Topics: Leadership, Theories, Personal Philosophy, Change Theory Published November 03, 2022
Excerpt from Introduction :

Introduction to Portfolio: Leadership Theory and Development

This portfolio showcases my development both as a leader and also someone learning about leadership. It contains documents such as my personal philosophy of leadership, my resume, and my personal development, spirituality, and growth as a leader. As well as discussing my personal concept of leadership, it also examines how organizational development, change theory, humor, and the importance of communication within organizations are linked to leadership development.

A variety of leadership theories, including older theories such as systems theories and more recent theories, such as five colors of change theory, are described as part of my journey to better understand leadership theories and to better understand how my personal philosophy can be adapted from these traditional constructs. As well understanding how to apply these theories on a practical basis, the portfolio also examines the spiritual dimension of leadership, and tries to understand how it is essential to developing as a leader. The role of wisdom in leadership is also a critical element of spiritual development, which the portfolio strives to link as part of my journey. Leadership is ultimately a responsibility of the many, not a privilege of the few, collective pursuit of delivering on purpose, (Todnem, 2021, par.1).

As well as my journey in leadership, the book also discusses my journey in followership, a critical dimension of leadership. Followership means knowing when to critique…portfolio is a very holistic portrait of my strengths and capabilities as an employee and also an effective way for me to explore and reevaluate how I lead, how I follow, and also how I conceptualize leadership in relation to other dimensions of my life, including my spiritual life. It has made me aware of how I can apply theory to practice, and the usefulness of constructing leadership vision and value statements and using different paradigms and constructs to break down leadership elements, rather than seeing leadership as a general concept. Leadership can be a very vague idea, and as a result of the work encapsulated in this portfolio, I now see leadership as something that…

Sources Used in Documents:


Khoshhal, K. I., & Guraya, S. Y. (2016). Leaders produce leaders and managers produce followers. A systematic review of the desired competencies and standard settings for physicians’ leadership. Saudi Medical Journal, 37(10), 1061–1067. https://doi.org/10.15537/smj.2016.10.15620

Todnem, R. (2021). Leadership: In pursuit of purpose. Journal of Change Management, 1. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14697017.2021.1861698

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