Responsibilities of leadership
The very essence of all kinds of leadership is to solve problems. To achieve this, leaders carry out various responsibilities. One of the main roles of leadership is to formulate and communicate a vision. As such, creating and sharing the vision with one’s subordinates directs where you are going and how to get there. In a nutshell, the responsibilities of leadership can be summarized into: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
Values and personal ethical principles
Creating a Credo has allowed me to think about what I believe is important, and has also allowed me to reflect on my own leadership goals for the future. I will expect my followers and other people to challenge me when my behavior does not reflect the following values and ethical principles:
Integrity-this is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Honesty is a key aspect in every situation, and I feel like being honest and straightforward with someone is incredibly important when in a leadership position. In my experience, being honest is the best policy when talking and interacting with people.
Justice-this entails acting fairly and neutral. As a leader, I will ensure that I am just. Favoring some people creates enmity, and this hinders performance or achieving the set goals.
Humility-humility means demonstrating a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation, and not boasting. As a leader, i must be humble and maintain the attitude that I can learn from anyone at any time. Having humility will allow me to accept other’s opinions, and acknowledge my mistakes.
Accountability and responsibility– I will accept & acknowledge my responsibilities, personal actions and outputs. I will take ownership of my own success and will work through my failures.
Inspiring Trust– I will be the credible leader others choose to follow-one with both character and competence.
Personal vision to guide my behaviors
My personal vision is to have a life of meaning for myself and others. It is important to me to live my life in a way that shows kindness, care, and concern for others. I will live each day as though I had all the power and influence necessary to make it a perfect world. Through listening to and serving others, I will learn new ideas and gain different perspectives.