The reporter discusses that "these three elements are an integral part of good leadership as they help to promote goal-oriented path for higher achievement and productive outcome. The empowered decision making is the vital aspect of leaders that highlight their critical thinking that helps to opt for the best course of action. Humility encourages trust building and developing a long-term relationship with the followers. Indeed, for personal and professional growth as the trusted leader, acquisition of knowledge becomes the hugely vital ingredient of good leaders. This not only increases their communication skills but also provides them with critical information for making ethically correct decisions which could influence the larger welfare of their followers. Most importantly, it provides them with the flexibility to embrace change and move forward constructively.
Shamir and Eilam’s article was very enlightening that provided me with a new perspective of leaders and leadership. Indeed, one’s life stories hugely influence the personality and ideologies of an individual. A person becomes what he is because of the life that he leads and the lessons that he learns from his experience. The construction of meaning from one’s experience considerably impacts his/ her values and motivates one to evolve goals that conform to one’s values as developed from experience. The incidents and events of life become meaningful elements of authentic leaders who do things because of utter conviction and not because of what is expected of them. I do realize now that I am very much influenced by my past experience."