For Challenge Day 3, we will focus on leader identity. Describing leader identity is integral to how we behave, show up and it can be the driving force for motivating development. Your self-concept influences your engagement in the activity of leadership. Therefore, when discovering yourself and practicing self-awareness, you are in turn discovering the kind of leader you want to be.
Leader identity is promoted through rituals, celebrations, relationships, mentoring, self-assessment, new experiences and reflections. Although not required when engaging in the activity of leadership, leader identity is a building block that creates meaning and organizes new leadership knowledge (Guthrie et al., 2016). With that being said, there are a myriad of different kinds of leadership styles out there that could be part of your leader identity. Below are some leadership styles for you to look up and consider:
- Autocratic leadership
- Bureaucratic leadership
- Servant leadership
- Transactional leadership
- Transformational leadership
Day 3 Challenge Questions:
What type of leadership style do you identify with? How does this leader identity show up on your day to day?
In what ways do you believe this can connect back to your UMBC experience?
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