Assignment: Personal Leadership Philosophies.
Assignment: Personal Leadership
Many of us can think of leaders we have come to admire, be they historical figures, pillars of the
industry we work in, or leaders we know personally. The leadership of individuals such as
Abraham Lincoln and Margaret Thatcher has been studied and discussed repeatedly. However,
you may have interacted with leaders you feel demonstrated equally competent leadership
without ever having a book written about their approaches.
What makes great leaders great? Every leader is different, of course, but one area of
commonality is the leadership philosophy that great leaders develop and practice. A leadership
philosophy is basically an attitude held by leaders that acts as a guiding principle for their
behavior. While formal theories on leadership continue to evolve over time, great leaders seem to
adhere to an overarching philosophy that steers their actions.
What is your leadership philosophy? In this Assignment, you will explore what guides your own
Identify two to three scholarly resources, in addition to this Module’s readings, that
evaluate the impact of leadership behaviors in creating healthy work environments.
Reflect on the leadership behaviors presented in the three resources that you selected for
Reflect on your results of the CliftonStrengths Assessment, and consider how the results
relate to your leadership traits.
The Assignment (2-3 pages):
Personal Leadership Philosophies
Develop and submit a personal leadership philosophy that reflects what you think are
characteristics of a good leader. Use the scholarly resources on leadership you selected to
support your philosophy statement. Your personal leadership philosophy should include the
A description of your core values
A personal mission/vision statement
An analysis of your CliftonStrengths Assessment summarizing the results of your profile
A description of two key behaviors that you wish to strengthen
A development plan that explains how you plan to improve upon the two key behaviors
you selected and an explanation of how you plan to achieve your personal vision. Be
specific and provide examples.
Be sure to incorporate your colleagues’ feedback on your CliftonStrengths Assessment
from this Module’s Discussion 2.
By Day 7 of Week 6
Submit your personal leadership philosophy.
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To go to the next Module:
Marshall, E., & Broome, M. (2017). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert
clinician to influential leader (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
Chapter 1, “Expert Clinician to Transformational Leader in a Complex Health
Care Organization: Foundations” (pp. 7–20 ONLY)
Chapter 6, “Frameworks for Becoming a Transformational Leader” (pp. 145–170)
Chapter 7, “Becoming a Leader: It’s All About You” ((pp. 171–194)
Duggan, K., Aisaka, K., Tabak, R. G., Smith, C., Erwin, P., & Brownson, R. C. (2015).
Implementing administrative evidence-based practices: Lessons from the field in six local health
departments across the United States. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1).
doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0891-3. Retrieved from
Resources for the StrengthsFinder Assessment Tool
Rath, T. (2007). Strengths Finder 2.0 – with Access Code.
Purchase the access code from the Walden bookstore. Then follow the instructions in the
document "How to Access the Strengths Finder 2.0.
Document: How to Access Strengths Finder 2.0 (PDF)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2014). Leadership [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Moore Foundation. (n.d.). Nurses share lessons in leadership. Retrieved from
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