In her book, Helping Educators Grow, Eleanor Drago-Severson (2012) describes the core essence of the leader, which is the background and experiences of an individual that contribute to who the person is as a leader. She further describes critical core elements as the individual beliefs and values that are critical for leadership development. These elements are care, respect, trust, collaboration, and intentionality.
Review both Drago-Severson’s (2012) core elements of leadership as presented in this week’s Helping Educators Grow: Introduction (Drago-Severson, 2012) video, and The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership(Greenleaf Center, n.d.) website.
Determine four to six words or phrases that best describe what you believe and value as a leader. Discuss your perspective through the lens of either Drago-Severson (2012) or Robert K. Greenleaf.
- How do these elements manifest in your practice?
- Why did you choose these elements?
- Why did you choose to identify with this author’s point of view?
- Justify all your choices.
Use this week’s Required Studies, research, and your experience to support your statements. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
Drago-Severson, E. (2012). Helping educators grow: Strategies and practices for leadership development. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Education.