It was really eye opening this week to read about different types of leadership! I have had many managers in my career and it was interesting to think back to what types of leadership I felt were effective and made the work environment positive and exciting and which types created an environment where morale was low and employees did not feel valued. I loved the quote from the lecture by George S. Patton, Jr., stating how important loyalty from the top down is. I feel that is important in any environment from work to family and so on. People perform best when they feel cared about.
I don’t think that my feelings on leadership really changed. I have watched leaders for a long time and feel I have a pretty good idea of what is effective. I did, however, find that I should reflect more on whether there are leadership skills that I personally should work harder on to be more effective.