Our own personal identity is based off of traits, characteristics, and behaviors that make us truly unique from others. Our interpersonal and relational identity is based off of our relationship with others. Our social identity is who you encounter in your everyday life that show a lot of value towards you.
This relates back to how you are as a leader. It shows in how you treat, talk, and collaborate with others. It shows who and how you are. People who are empathic, caring, ethical leadership helps people emerge as leaders and perform more effectively.
Reading throughout the chapter this struck my attention: ” people who want to be leaders have to claim the leadership role, in other words, they have to present themselves to others as a leader.” This is so accurate because if you want something to work out others have to learn to adapt to your leadership and to understand what it takes to be a follower. With having that authority, then as a leader you can delegate certain tasks as well as set expectations right off.
This was an interesting chapter because it made me reflect on past experiences. I want to be a leader others want me to be. I want to learn how to build self- esteem with my identity as well as adapt it to my interpersonal and relational and social identity. It takes courage to have a leadership role and learning to cope with change is the first big step for achieving that end goal.
- How can your identity make others perceive you?
- Why is leadership always the main attribute when it comes to a group project?