Am I Really Leader? 1. Introduction I do believe that the self-learning and/ or self-awarenessis considered as one of the most important steps in order to be a real leader. Thecase study explains the significant role of self-awareness that represented in thestory of Sally Helgesen’s real leadershipThe case study covers the leadership which islinked to the authenticity of the leader. Additionally, in the case study, itwas clear that Sally Helgesen didn’t have sufficient self-awareness specifically,in the starting of her journey.In fact, she has followed her own dream to stayin New York City to achieve her dream and to become a prominent writer, butunfortunately, nothing occur.When Sally Helgesen saw a symbol, she recalledherself about her dream, but she found that the self-awareness is the one shemust work on. Furthermore, to find one’s self is taking long period of time. Moreover, Sally Helgesen had many destinationsas she experiences travels for many years to various places of the world andshe had a lot of experiences in particular in her profession.
Moreover, Sally Helgesenfollows different indicators to lead her to achieve different roles in thelife. 2. Case Study AnalysisSelf-awareness plays an important role in assistingthe individuals to become a real or an authentic leader throughout their owncareer. In the case study, Sally Helgesen got a lot of experiences ofself-awareness and that assist her in improving and developing her leadershipabilities. In fact, she didn’t take the leadership gradually one by one, butinstead she has recognized her own strengths and weaknesses through herexperiences in the work and during her much travels as writer.
Peter Northouse,in his textbook, “Leadership: Theory and Practice”, he showed that there aremulti-components may help in developing the authentic leadership including theself-awareness.Peter Northouse explains that the self-awarenesscan be through acknowledging who am I and to be aware of my feelings inaddition to how I affect on other surrounding by me. Therefore, the individual shall become a greatleader and will have the confidence by his followers through his leadershipcapabilities.Moreover, in spite of that Sally Helgesen didn’t havethe necessary training or even the required education to be considered as awriter, but she likes writing and insists to achieve her own dream.
She hasissued her 1st book edition didn’t achieve the success as sheplanned for, but that didn’t make here upset and continue writing to achieveher dream goal. After gaining the success in her second book, she discoveredthat her feelings reflect on her writing in particular about her career path.In fact, Sally Helgesen understood that her experiencein writing can make her a professor, but she has to expand her knowledge and todo whatever she likes. Additionally, she acknowledge that the self-awareness isso significant in order to become an authentic leader. Moreover, Sally Helgesenhas also used the transparency of relativity component. Finally, SallyHelgesen’s leadership authenticity can be described as an internal honestyperception because she was able to know her own strengths and weaknesses tomanage her believe and to achieve her dream through overcoming the obstacles. Moreover,she didn’t allow external factors to affect on her dream.
Therefore, the self-awareness of Sally Helgesenand her distinct education helped her to become a known writer. So, theleadership of Sally Helgesen can be defined as an authentic leadership.Actually, taking Sally Helgesen’s story as anexample for leadership style may force her to be included in a competitivecondition. This is due to that Sally Helgesen has a sincerity of herleadership. She always knows what she wants to achieve and what her target tosucceed is.
Therefore, her mantle of leadership is consideredas a challenge and problem-solving. In this regard, Sally Helgesen has showedthat she is really an authentic leader in particular that she left theun-necessary matters in a side and she focused only on what she wants and toachieve her own dream.Additionally, Sally Helgesen didn’t pay anyattention to the external factors, and she committed herself to achieve herobjectives effectively and sufficiently.Furthermore, Sally Helgesen focused also onbecoming an international speaker and consultant in respect with the publishedissues and published already five more books.From the point of view of the researcher that thestory represents the growth, development and the success at the same storywhich is considered as an excellent example for the authentic leader. Conclusions The case study covers the leadership which islinked to the authenticity of the leader.
Additionally, in the case study, itwas clear that Sally Helgesen didn’t have sufficient self-awareness specifically,in the starting of her journey.In this case study, Sally Helgesen didn’t pay anyattention to the external factors, and she committed herself to achieve herobjectives effectively and sufficiently. This is a good lesson for theleadership.From the point of view of the researcher that thestory represents the growth, development and the success at the same storywhich is considered as an excellent example for the authentic leader.