Relational Leadership Chapter 3

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Developmental Issues Reaction chapter 3 February 29, 2012 The relational leadership model I feel hits all the key components in which it takes to be a leader that includes inclusiveness, empowering and ethical. However, what defines a leader? Does a leader have to have all of these components to be a great leader? Or can a person have master on of the important components in the relational leadership model to be a leader? For example; I wouldn’t consider my brother to be a leader because he lacks the inclusiveness aspect. He is very narrow minded and ignorant. He fails to listen to other because he automatically assumes to be right and he is not opened to other people’s perspectives. However, he is a very purposeful. He has a lot of goals for himself and envisions changes for the community that we live in. I would evaluate his empowering skills as to he understand where he stands in a group and what are his powers and responsibilities. As chapter 3 states, “ leadership is a relational and ethical process of people together attempting to accomplish positive change.” I feel that my brother understands the goals and ethical standards that he and others in the community has set to change the dynamics and attitudes of the area that we live in. Although, my brother has an issue with those whom he feels is beneath him. If you are not a community board “leader” or someone in a position like himself or those who are younger than he is, he has trouble hearing other people’s perspective of things and struggles with taking people seriously. I personally feel that even though he has some characteristics of being a leader he is not a leader. I don’t consider him as being a leader because he does not have the inclusiveness aspect down. I am not saying that he can never be a “good” leader because I believe anyone has the potential in becoming a leader if they want to be or
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