In my EDL 610 course, which is Visionary Leadership, we are working on developing a leadership platform. This is meant to be my leadership style post as I create this platform.
I am a firm believer in transparency, and ensuring everyone is in the know of where we are, and where we are going. When a decision is made, I believe in sharing the 'why' of that decision so there can be greater understanding throughout the organization. Before reaching that decision, though, I believe in bringing a team together to talk through the situation and talking through opportunities to solve the issue at hand. I do not believe in edicts from on high, rather, involving others to come up with the best possible solution. I believe in being open and honest, and of having an open door policy.
I am hopeful my colleagues see this leadership style in how I operate on a daily basis. I believe in doing the right thing, even when no one is watching, and involving others in that pursuit. I hope to continue to model this leadership style and way of thinking.
J.J. Lewis - a blog sharing the journey throughout SDSU's MA.EL. program.