Statement 1: As a novice to leadership in the professional arena, I based my response on my experiences with
leadership in various organizations. I have always viewed my style of leadership as transformational.
Transformational leadership is concerned with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and long-term goals; it
includes assessing followers’ motives, satisfying their needs, and treating them as full human beings
(Northouse, 2019). I like to think that when I lead I motivate others to do more and I set that example by striving
for perfection at all times. For example, I serve in a leadership role for Girl Scouts as a service unit manager.
This was a position that I did not seek, rather I was sought out to leave because of my dedication to our troops.
I took over leadership, from a group of people who did not have the best interest of the girls at heart. I was
challenged with recruiting new people to help build our service unit up and increase girl and adult membership
numbers. To make these types of changes it meant motivating others to see themselves in more active roles
and building their courage to be bold. We were successful as a team in increasing membership numbers and
created opportunities for girls and adults to be successful. I am at my best when I lead, I have always believed
that I am a natural born leader and I have so many characteristics that fall into multiple categories of
leadership, such as being a good listener, negotiator and role model (Leadership Theories, n.d.).
If I were to use this style of leadership in my professional setting of education there are several things that I
would do to make sure that we are all successful. First, I would engage with my coworkers and create a level of
connection that is motivational and moral (Northouse, 2019). Second, I would use charisma to lead my team to
accomplish our shared goals. Charismatic leaders are dominant, have a strong desire to influence others, or
self-confident, and have a strong sense of their own moral values (Northouse, 2019). Lastly, I would role model
what I expected from my employees, it would be my goal on a daily basis to show all of them how to be the
best person that they know how to be each day. These are the steps that I would take in a leadership role for
After completing the leadership assessment, my results showed 16 out of 16 for contingency leadership, and
15 out of 16 for transformational leadership. I am somewhat surprised by the results of the assessment, but I
can see that my characteristics align with the facets of contingency leadership. Fiedler believed that leadership
was contingent upon the situation and could be either effective or ineffective (Leadership Theories, n.d.). For
example, a leader’s ability to effectively lead a group of people can be either positive or negative based on the
Higher education is indeed both challenging and rewarding. In Revolutionary leadership (2006) the report
stated that leaders in higher education resisted most change except that of collaboration and empowerment
because they were already accustomed to shared governance and decentralized authority. Middlehurst (2008)
found that higher level educators face more challenges that are political, social, and economical. All of these
impact how leaders lead and what methods they use to engage employees. I believe that transformational
leadership would be the most effective method to use in higher level education, because it is a more modern
mindset that combines aspects of traditional leadership with modified approaches to engage employees to
work for a common goal.
Statement2: From my experience and connecting my style to the readings, my leadership style can vary. I am a
situational leader. According to Northhouse, “From this perspective, to be an effective leader requires that a
person adapt his or her style to the demands of different situations” (Northouse, 2019, p.95). I focused on my
tasks; it is important for me to serve our student population and assist them by providing campus resources
and answering specific questions. I am there to offer support to my colleagues, students, and occasionally
parents. There can be situations where certain tasks require a different approach.
In my current roll with at the university, my other leadership style is Servant. Servant leadership “begins with
the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first (Northouse, 2019, p. 227). My position supports my
team members in completing their duties, while also completing my own. I hold the characteristics of a servant
leader. I listen to the needs of the students I come into contact with and plan accordingly. I am empathetic, I
care of others well- being and success, I’m aware, and help support the department with reports, student files,
providing resources needed, and assist my colleagues in also being successful in their position. In this position
I think of others, since by job duties support and serve my department needs.
The United States is home to probably the most famous and productive chronic executioners ever. Names, for example, Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgeway, and the Zodiac Killer have become commonly recognized names because of the awful idea of their violations. Quite possibly the most productive chronic executioners in American history is John Wayne Gacy. Nicknamed the Killer Clown due to his calling, Gacy assaulted and killed at any rate 33 teen young men and youngsters somewhere in the range of 1972 and 1978, which is one of the most elevated realized casualty tallies. Gacy's story has become so notable that his violations have been highlighted in mainstream society and TV shows, for example, American Horror Story: Hotel and Criminal Minds. Criminological science has, and proceeds to, assume a significant part in the addressing of the case and ID of the people in question. John Wayne Gacy's set of experiences of sexual and psychological mistreatment was instrumental in arousing examiner's curiosity of him as a suspect. John Wayne Gacy was brought into the world on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Being the solitary child out of three kids, Gacy had a stressed relationship with his dad, who drank intensely and was frequently oppressive towards the whole family (Sullivan and Maiken 48). In 1949, a worker for hire, who was a family companion, would pet Gacy during rides in his truck; notwithstanding, Gacy never uncovered these experiences to his folks inspired by a paranoid fear of revenge from his dad (Foreman 54). His dad's mental maltreatment proceeded into his young grown-up years, and Gacy moved to Las Vegas where he worked momentarily in the rescue vehicle administration prior to turning into a funeral home specialist (Sullivan and Maiken 50). As a funeral home specialist, Gacy was intensely engaged with the preserving cycle and conceded that one night, he moved into the final resting place of an expired adolescent kid and touched the body (Cahill and Ewing 46). Stunned at himself, Gacy re-visitations of Chicago to live with his family and graduates from Northwestern Business College in 1963, and acknowledges an administration student position with Nunn-Bush Shoe Company. In 1964, Gacy is moved to Springfield and meets his future spouse, Marlynn Myers. In Springfield, Gacy has his subsequent gay experience when a colleague shakily performed oral sex on him (London 11:7). Gacy moves to Waterloo, Iowa, and starts a family with Myers. Notwithstanding, after consistently undermining his significant other with whores, Gacy submits his originally known rape in 1967 upon Donald Vorhees. In the coming months, Gacy explicitly manhandles a few different young people and is captured and accused of oral homosexuality (Sullivan and Maiken 60). On December 3, 1968, Gacy is indicted and condemned to ten years at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Gacy turns into a model prisoner at Anamosa and is allowed parole in June of 1970, an only a brief time after his condemning. He had to migrate to Chicago and live with his mom and notice a 10:00PM check in time. Not exactly a year later, Gacy is accused again of explicitly attacking a teen kid however the young didn't show up in court, so the charges were dropped. Gacy was known by numerous individuals locally to be an energetic volunteer and being dynamic in local area governmental issues. His part as "Pogo the Clown" the jokester started in 1975 when Gacy joined a nearby "Cheerful Joker" comedian club that consistently performed at raising money occasions. On January 3, 1972, Gacy submits his first homicide of Timothy McCoy, a 16-year old kid venturing out from Michigan to Omaha. Guaranteeing that McCoy went into his room using a kitchen blade, Gacy gets into an actual squabble with McCoy prior to wounding him over and again in the chest. In the wake of understanding that McCoy had absentmindedly strolled into the stay with the blade while attempting to plan breakfast, Gacy covers the body in his unfinished plumbing space. Gacy conceded in the meetings following his capture that slaughtering McCoy gave him a "mind-desensitizing climax", expressing that this homicide was the point at which he "understood passing was a definitive rush" (Cahill and Ewing 349). Right around 2 years after the fact, Gacy submits his second homicide of a unidentified teen. Gacy choked the kid prior to stuffing the body in his wardrobe prior to covering him (Cahill 349). In 1975, Gacy's business was developing rapidly and his craving for young fellows developed with it. Gacy regularly baited young fellows under his work to his home, persuading them to place themselves in cuffs, and assaulting and tormenting them prior to choking them (Cahill 169-170). The greater part of Gacy's homicides occurred somewhere in the range of 1976 and 1978, the first of this time occurring in April 1976. A considerable lot of the adolescents that were killed during this time were covered in an unfinished plumbing space under Gacy's home. For the rest of the killings, Gacy confessed to losing five bodies the I-55 extension into the Des Plaines River; nonetheless, just four of the bodies were ever recuperated (Linedecker 152). In December 1978, Gacy meets Robert Jerome Piest, a 15-year old kid working at a drug store and offers him a work at Gacy's firm. Piest advises his mom regarding this and neglects to restore that night. The Piest family records a missing individual's report and the drug specialist educates police that Gacy would no doubt be the man that Jerome addressed about a work. When addressed by the police, Gacy denied any contribution in Piest's vanishing. Notwithstanding, the police were not persuaded, and Gacy's set of experiences of sexual maltreatment and battery incited the police to look through his home. Among the things found at Gacy's home were a 1975 secondary school class ring with the initials J.A.S., different driver's licenses, binds, dress that was excessively little for Gacy, and a receipt for the drug store that Piest had worked at. Throughout the span of the following not many days, agents got various calls and tips about Gacy's rapes and the puzzling vanishings of Gacy's workers. The class ring was at last followed back to John A. Szyc, one of Gacy's casualties in 1977. Futhermore, after inspecting Gacy's vehicle, agents found a little group of strands looking like human hair, which were shipped off the labs for additional examination. That very night, search canines were utilized to recognize any hint of Piest in Gacy's vehicle, and one of the canines showed that Piest had, indeed, been available in the vehicle. On December 20, 1977, under the pressure of consistent police reconnaissance and examination, Gacy admits to more than 30 killings and illuminates his legal counselor and companion where the bodies were covered, both in the unfinished plumbing space and the waterway. 26 casualties were found in the unfinished plumbing space and 4 in the waterway. Gacy is captured, indicted for 33 killings, and condemned to death by deadly infusion. He endeavored a craziness request yet was denied, and was executed on May 10, 1994. There were a few criminological pointers that agents used to attach Gacy to the homicides. A portion of these include fiber investigation, dental and radiology records, utilizing the deterioration cycle of the human body, and facial recreation in recognizing the people in question. Specialists discovered strands that took after human hair in both Gacy's vehicle and close to the unfinished plumbing space where the bodies were covered. Notwithstanding these hair tests, agents additionally discovered filaments that contained hints of Gacy's blood and semen in a similar region. Blood having a place with the casualties was found on a portion of the filaments, which would later straightforwardly attach Gacy to the violations. The strands in Gacy's vehicle were dissected by measurable researchers and coordinated Piest's hair tests. Moreover, the hunt canines that confirmed that Piest had been in Gacy's vehicle showed this by a "passing response", which told agents that Piest's dead body had been within Gacy's vehicle. Out of Gacy's 33 known casualties, just 25 were ever decisively recognized. A significant number of Gacy's casualties had comparable actual depictions and were in this way difficult to distinguish by absolutely asking the general population. To distinguish the people in question, examiners went to Betty Pat Gatliff, a pioneer in scientific science and facial reproduction. Facial remaking is the way toward reproducing the facial highlights of a person by utilizing their remaining parts. Certain facial highlights, for example, facial structures, nasal design, and in general face shape can be helpful in recognizing a casualty even long in the afterlife. By utilizing these highlights, and with the assistance of program, measurable agents can make a picture of an individual's face, which is instrumental in recognizing casualties after their bodies have rotted. Facial remaking should be possible in a few measurements. Two-dimensional facial reproductions is utilized with skull radiographs and depend on pre-demise photos and data. Be that as it may, this isn't really ideal in light of the fact that cranial highlights are not generally noticeable or at the correct scale (Downing). To get a reasonable and more exact portrayal of the casualty's face, a craftsman and a measurable anthropologist are generally important (Downing). Three-dimensional facial reproduction is finished by figures or high goal, three-dimensional pictures. PC programs can make facial reproductions by controlling filtered photos of the remaining parts and use approximations to reproduce facial highlights. These will in general create results that don't look counterfeit (Reichs and Craig 491). Once in a while, specialists will utilize a strategy called superimposition as a procedure for facial reproduction. Sadly, it's anything but a normally utilized technique, as it expects examiners to have some information about the personality of the remaining parts they are managing. By superimposing a photo of a person over the skeletal remaining parts, agents can check whether the facial highlights line up with the anatomical highlights, permitting them to recognize a casualty. On account of John Wayne Gacy's casualties, specialists had the option to utilize facial reproduction to recognize nine of the bodies found in the unfinished plumbing space. The accompanying realistic shows the facial recreations of these nine casualties: Since facial reproduction was adequately not to recognize the entirety of the v>GET ANSWER