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  • Presently, the leadership required for organizations embodies authenticity and partnership; aligning values, vision, resources, and commitment as organizations gain momentum in the midst of transformation.
  • To answer these questions, I investigate my values, skills, and ambitions.
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    • 1. Authentic Leadership Credo Caryn Auriel University of St. Thomas April 2011
    • 2. Introduction  Call For New Leadership: • In my paper, I explore my leadership awareness, strengths, values, and development in order to optimize my leadership essence. • It is concerned with facilitation, service, and partnership. • Throughout the paper, I utilize a student employment initiative; weaving the learning process for strategic leadership, moral leadership application, and key elements of my leadership development.
    • 3. Figure 1 illuminates the inter-connectedness between the alignment of my values, purpose, and behavior to the strategic learning process created by Hughes and Beatty (2005). It also serves as a framework for the arrangement of my paper.
    • 4. At My Best • Knowing who I am and how to be my authentic self is the essence of alignment between values, goals, and behavior. • What kind of facilitator do I want to be? • What are my aspirations? • See Table 1 below as an illustration of how each one of my values and assessment themes are intricately knit.
    • 5. Myers-Briggs (ENFP) Personality type RBS Values Behind my person type StrengthsFinder Natural talent foundation Career Leader Competencies and ambitions Extroversion: Directing energy mainly toward the world of people and objects. Enthusiastic Service Influential Connectedness: Listen and share thoughts. Relator: Have closeness with others. Manage/Influence People Intuition: Focus on perceiving patterns and interrelationships; concentrating on meanings and possibilities. Positive Cooperation Creative Positivity: Upbeat, creative to engender enthusiasm. Futuristic: See the possibilities. Creative Production Feeling: Value-based decision making with consideration for others. Empathy/Compassion Respect Empathy: An understanding of others. Individuation: Appreciate everyone’s uniqueness. Mentoring and Counseling Perceiving: Open and adaptable to change and a high value for spontaneity. Tenacity Adaptable Commitment Adaptability: Live in the moment. Strategic: See alternatives. Theory and Conceptual Thinking
    • 6. Strategic Thinking, Acting, and Influencing • Strategic Acting integrates mindful listening and moral values to implement thinking into action. • Leaders that I consider admirable role models have translated ideas into action for the good of the whole. • It is my intent to model the same by setting clear priorities and creating space for learning and risk taking.
    • 7. Both Hughes and Beatty’s (2005) learning process and Block’s (1996) stewardship strategy are integral to my leadership vision and mission: • To increase moral and ethical awareness, building relationships that promote self-understanding and development (personally, emotionally, socially, professionally and spiritually). • It is my desire to play a critical role to collaboratively assist others in the transformation process by bringing a genuine positive intent to the table. • I see myself facilitating transformation through trusting relationships, crafting culture, developing talent, and fostering supportive environments for open dialogue. • Thus, resulting in raised awareness, performance, and responsibility.
    • 8. Transformation • Throughout my recent personal, spiritual, and academic journey I am transforming my leadership patterns to involve collaboration and co-creation. • For instance, my old practices in management consisted of ‘telling and selling’ as a way to influence and motivate teams. My patterns were about caretaking and patriarchy instead of mutuality. • I attribute this old pattern to the era (1970-1980) in which I learned management techniques, as well as my past organizational cultures. (Nature/Nurture) • Throughout this transition, I learned that stewardship asks to serve organizations without caretaking and without taking control; in other words, partnership, not parenting.
    • 9. Currently • After a time of healing and questioning my work’s purpose, I chose to return to my professional life personally transformed. • It is not a position I desire, I now purposefully select my role in society responding to my present context. Currently, I recognize that it is a personal transformation of my perspectives, which is my real purpose. • “What emerges is not a new job-which would be a change-but some new sense of yourself, some new reality you’re dealing with, some new idea, that is moving you forward” (Bridges, 2004, p. 98). • Consequently, I have a better appreciation of using myself as instrument; an instrument for inspiring partnership, moral conduct, and creating new vision.
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