As a leader in the military, I had fellow soldiers that would follow me anywhere I went because they believed in my self-confidence, “self-awareness is used to figure out ways to interact and relate to others” (Northouse, 2016). and skills. I lead by example, not by delegating. I believed that I could take care of and protect by followers, and I felt that my followers could and will save me. The dynamics of a good relationship is trust. As a follower in the military, I had leaders who were delegators and moved us around like playing chess. This type of leadership tends to develop a disconnect between the leader and the followers.
As a leader, I was both of the most popular Archetypes. The” warrior embodies the goals of strength and effectiveness. When faced with danger, the warrior attacks. The warrior is competitive and goal-oriented.” (PSU WC, 2016, L.3) I feel as if I was born with this archetype of a trait. I never backed down from a challenge or task. Even though I wasn’t leading anyone during my childhood and adolescence, I desired to when and compete.
I developed the “magician is the “ideal” leader. The magician is willing to change and adapt and asks his/her team members to do the same” (PSU WC, 2016, L.3) archetype as I transitioned from adolescence to adulthood. Play organized sports and working on the job helped me fine-tune the magician. I believed that I was a good leader during my military career because I was aware of my ability to lead and follow. Most good leaders have good followers first. I was raised in a single-parent household where the data suggest that great leaders come from a two-parent home. “Much of the research is based on the two-parent family” (PSU WC, 2016, L.3), which originated from Freud’s theories of human behavior and the psychodynamic approach
Northouse, P.G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and Practice. 7th Edition. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Pennsylvania State University World Campus (2016). Psych 485 Lesson 3: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Psychodynamic Approach. Retrieved from https://psu.instructure.com/courses/2075467/modules/items/30110395