Studying organizational leadership presents the opportunity to explore, examine, elucidate, and evaluate your current understanding of leading for excellence. Analyze your current beliefs, assumptions, and understandings of how leaders "...transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards" (Kouzes & Posner, 2008, p. xi).
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What your professor is asking for in this assignment is a critical reflection on the course learning you have accumulated to this point regarding this topic of leadership, and what makes an excellent leader.
To begin addressing this essay, I suggest that you use an organizational graphic device known as a mind map. A mind map begins with the central topic in the middle, and then you branch off this central idea and jot down all other ideas you have about this topic, and record in this fashion what you already knew, what you learned, and questions you might still have about this subject. Then, organize these thoughts, ...
You have all this information on leadership you've learned in this class. How do you organize your thoughts and create an outline that will help you logically and effectively present your personal thoughts and ideas in a reflection essay on leadership?