This semester I’m taking a class at Athabasca University called Inclusive Leadership and Practice in Education with Dr. Susan Bainbridge. While reviewing her live binder, I heard her saying that some of her students think that because they’re not acting in a leadership capacity, they don’t consider themselves leaders, such statement sounds amusing to me.
Well, let me talk about Bandura and social learning a bit. Social Learning theory bases its framework on behavioral, environmental factors, and personal factors. Notice that there are two different personal spheres cited here: behavioral and personal factors.
Have you heard of informal leaders? Informal leaders? …one may ask (Quinn, 2015). I say, yeah, informal leaders, AKA influencers. Individuals with knowledge, prestige, charisma that engage a massive amounts of people… Just because they take the time to develop relationships. Have you heard of them? (Conner, 2010)
Now, my moment of curiosity: can you think of a person that fits the parameters I just outlined? Please don’t write their names here. But, write one characteristic that you can observe and benefit from? I will make sure that I add my feedback at the bottom as well.
AKA – Charismatic Leader
Conner, M. and LeBlanc, S. “Where Social Learning Thrives,” Fast Company, (2010), http://www.fastcompany.com/1546824/where-social-learning-thrives
Insight on lean and agile, see http://www.hackerchick.com.
Quinn, C. “Making ‘Sense,’” (2015), Learnlets: Clark Quinn’s Learnings About Learning Blog, http://blog.learnlets.com/?p=4220.
“Broadcast: Heidi Forbes Öste, PhD Research on Wearable Technologies and Presence of Mind,” http://startupproduct.com/broadcast-heidi-forbes-oste-phd-researcher-wearable-technologies-presence-mind/.