Leadership Project

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Patti Cake Bakery and Hair Talk Salon / Owed and Operated by Denetra Jackson The person I chose to interview is my sister-in-law Denetra Jackson. She is the owner and operator of Patti Cake Bakery and also Hair Talk Salon. To me she is a great leader and an inspiration to me. Great leaders do many things but I think her most telling characteristic is a natural and authentic ability to inspire the family while maintaining strength with a hint of humility. A great leader are the people who will lead you to success on the battlefield or in the office that you respect. The true reflection of a leader's ability is measured by the empowerment of each individual. Being a boss doesn't necessarily make you a leader nor does being bossy. A leader isn't always the boss. The difference between the two is this: Bosses manage and leaders inspire. Anyone can manage, but not everyone can lead. Great leaders command confidence and trust not by demanding but by encouraging and motivating employees and peers to do well and be the best. Even in the face of defeat, a great leader will tell you to get up and keep fighting. Great leaders know when to admit their missteps and have an equal willingness to learn from them. Denetra operates her business out of Clayton, N.C. My focus is on her baking business because she is slowly transitional into doing it full-time. This would be what our text refers to as Personal Mastery. Personal mastery is about approaching life from a different perspective. Sometimes people would refer to it as a journey towards continuous improvement. Personal mastery embodies the three qualities of personal vision, facing reality, and holding a creative tension. (Daft, 2011) One of the most important fundamental aspects of personal mastery is personal vision. Personal mastery when combined with personal vision can create a framework or guiding philosophy on how…...

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