Discuss your own impetus of leadership
Topic: The foundation for the ethics and principles of an educational leader is his/her character. In Chapter 6, Blackaby & Blackaby contrast illegitimate and legitimate sources of influence. Do you agree with their conclusions? In Chapter 7, they discuss how leaders lead and how they move people forward. Reflect on and discuss your own impetus of leadership, whether you are leading as a classroom teacher or as an administrator. Why do people follow you? What are your perceived character strengths (that you want to share)? What are your perceived weaknesses (that you want to share)? What are the areas that are the most difficult to strengthen? What does a leader need to do to legitimately influence people to follow him/her?