Part 1: Course Reflection (1 point): For your second journal, you will begin by reading the article, Leadership Styles (Links to an external site.). Respond to each essential question below. Provide an explanation with supporting details and examples in your response to each reflective question. How do see the four different leaderships styles shared in the article align with using developmentally appropriate practices when working with young children? What connections do you see between these leadership styles and promoting the healthy growth and development of young children?
Part 2: Program/Professional Reflection (2 points). Describe someone from your personal or professional life that personifies each leadership trait reflected in the article (these can be different people or the same person), and how they have positively impacted your life. How does this person exemplify the leadership traits you have learned about so far in this program? Reflect on which trait(s) you identify yourself with now, and how each trait will foster your ability to be an effective leader in your field. Finally, what is your plan for strengthening those traits that might not be as evident currently?
Suggested Assignment Length: One to three double-spaced pages (not including title and reference pages).