is considered to be in the “top quartile” in relations with other leaders (Whetten and Cameron,1995). Even though one scored very high on this assessment, as a leader, one must remember there is
always room for growth and improvement. In learning the different leadership styles onemust also learn or become familiar with the different leadership theories that applies to thedifferent styles. In becoming a better leader
many leadership styles and leadership theoriesmaybe incorporated or combined.In comparing and contrasting the leadership theories in one’s readings, the charismatic or transformational theory seen to be the best fit. In working with veterans, one often tells her storyof being a non-traditional student and the first of 11
children to earn an undergraduate degree.One’s story has encouraged the old and young alike to pursue their educational endeavors. Inrestructuring the program more advertisements on the radio and more appearances on the localtelevision stations have helped in recruitment and services offered to the veteran. Veteransalready know how to go “above and beyond the call of duty” and because of them, one’s program has been successful for over 20
years. Over two hundred veterans have successfulcompleted their post-secondary education by attending this program. As a charismatic leader,one makes the personal sacrifices in the interest of the success of the program by working after hours and on weekends. To complete a report or assist a veteran, one knows and understands themission of the program and does whatever it takes
to ensure the program’s success which isreflected in her daily contact with veterans and regular college students
Veterans as well as other college students can become discouraged with everything that isgoing on in their lives, and they find it easy just too drop out of school until they are referred toone who have been there, done that. After discussing
their situations with one, many of thesestudents remained in school and successfully completed their degree. The self-assessments thatone has participated in while enrolled in this course will help her to become a much better leader.