This means they must understand the specific needs of the organization and understand what needs to be evaluated and why. They will need to be able to lead training for a diverse group of employees and understand how these evaluations tie into the training.
I believe that knowledge is synonymous with education and a strong leader must understand how to deal with a diverse group of people under a variety of circumstances. I believe in the God centered approach and that all knowledge and wisdom becomes known through inspiration and revelation, through nature and the written word of the Bible. The Bible is consequently a valuable sourcebook for those in quest of genuine wisdom and the Christ is still the great teacher to those who read his words. This worldview creates a foundation for my leadership and helps me understand how I want to lead at any given moment. I rely on my faith to help me when I am not sure what to do in a situation.
The many experiences that I have had both in work and in growing up have shaped my view of leadership. As an example, when I worked with my family on our farm, I learned individuality. I also learned about consistency and hard work which are two attributes that still are very important to me. I also learned about multigenerational pride and this was expressed in our home and in how we served our neighbors. In serving the neighbors, I understood that I would be serving others as part of my life work because it appealed to me and it was important to my family.
When I think of evaluation and assessment, I go back to education as the primary focus of assessment. As a professor, I am faced with assessing my students continuously. As stated in other papers, I begin all my classes with a personality test that gives me an understanding of each student and their potential. Angelo and Cross (1993) suggested that the process of assessing students in their