Many of us can think of leaders we have come to admire, be they historical figures, pillars of the industry we
work in, or leaders we know personally. The leadership of individuals such as Abraham Lincoln and Margaret
Thatcher has been studied and discussed repeatedly. However, you may have interacted with leaders you feel
demonstrated equally competent leadership without ever having a book written about their approaches.
What makes great leaders great? Every leader is different, of course, but one area of commonality is the
leadership philosophy that great leaders develop and practice. A leadership philosophy is basically an attitude
held by leaders that acts as a guiding principle for their behavior. While formal theories on leadership continue
to evolve over time, great leaders seem to adhere to an overarching philosophy that steers their actions.
What is your leadership philosophy? In this Assignment, you will explore what guides your own leadership.