Evolving Personal Leadership Style Final paper

Mark Beaumont MD

January 12, 2022

 

 

Mark Beaumont

Creating Value for YOU

Questrom Certificate in Leadership

MBA Leadership Development Seminars

Evolving Personal Leadership Approach

Seminars attended

  1.  Leveraging YOUR Personal Strengths
  2.  Engaging Effectively with Others
  3.  Developing Your Personal Leadership Approach
  4.  Establishing a Common Culture that Yields Results
  5.  Leading with Purpose

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-John Quincy Adams

The MBA Leadership Development Seminars were instrumental in helping me create a framework for my personal leadership approach and philosophy. We began our discussion considering “what I know”. As a medical doctor I understand the biology of diseases and intricate clinical decision-making algorithms that are aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality. I am also a college professor who teaches the biological sciences which requires an understanding of science and variety of pedagogical approaches to motivate and influence students. In addition to what I know I have also considered what I have done and what I am capable of. I have participated in a variety of training internships and seminars that have afforded me the opportunity to utilize the skills and talents that I have been blessed with to make a difference to lead and benefit others. Spending the past year considering these key elements has helped me construct my personal attributes that help me understand my strengths, how I can effectively engage with others and ultimately become a more effective leader.

I have held a variety of leadership positions over the years whether it was in high school as Vice President of the student council, in college as a student ambassador or in residency as a chief resident. To me, leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. I have aspired to be the kind of leader who is always prepared to inspire others. As I consider my strengths and talents recorded on the emotional intelligence test and MBTI, effective leadership is intricately intertwined with vision and purpose that must be communicated to others in a way that engages them enough to propel them to positive action.

Leadership qualities I possess include that I am an executer. Once a problem is defined and a solution is developed, I am motivated and focused on utilizing my resources and workforce to take the necessary strategic steps to achieve success. I value maximizing opportunities and am energized by the principle of strategic planning. I am also an influencer. I can see the strengths in others and more importantly work to increase those values by utilizing effective management and communication skills. I am a relationship builder. The saying “more can be done together than apart” not only makes sense but has been a personal core guiding truth that I utilize to build effective teams and brings success. I am also a strategic thinker who uses the quality of intellection to think about, assess, view, and create the future for myself and others to help problem solve.

Considering the above elements has helped me develop my personal leadership approach. I have also factored in my emotional intelligence strengths which include social awareness, social and personal competence and improving social awareness. Emotional intelligence begins with what is called self- and social awareness, the ability to recognize emotions in both myself and others. My personal vision statement prioritizes goal setting and strategic planning to achieve success. I operate most effectively as a leader when objectives are clearly defined and outlined. I am then effective at spotting problems and using my network of relationships to call on outside experts to help solve them. One area, though, that I need to be mindful of is having a strong focus on execution can often leave me less interested in exploring alternative ways of operating that I know to be successful. I must remember that change is an integral part of sustainability and that delaying decisions and accepting the unpleasant uncertainty that can accompany it can sometimes lead to better outcomes.