Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Respond to the following prompts: â€œWhat do I feel are the most important aspects of my learning in the chapters this week?â€ and â€œWhat about this learning was really worthy of my time and understanding?â€ Then explain how important it is in society or business.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
- Look through recent magazines and newspapers and identify one leader who seems to illustrate the â€œleader-as-heroâ€ mindset and one who seems more typical of the humble Level 5 leader described in the text. Describe their differing characteristics. Which was easier to find?
- The chapter suggests that optimism is an important trait for a leader, yet some employees complain that optimistic leaders create significant stress because they donâ€™t anticipate problems and expect their subordinates to meet unreasonable goals. Do you agree? Why?
- Suggest some personal traits of leaders you have known. What traits do you believe are most valuable? Why?
- Describe the best leader you have known. How did this leader acquire his or her capability?