This is included because it shows that i listened to my group members. Avolio (2004) suggests that charismatic leaders sacrifice for their group because they care for them and their long term well-being and also want to help them meet their needs. Thus, while attending a games night with some friends I decided to listen to my group members and wanted to figure out a solution to help the group out in some way. I created a padlet to organize the information for this project and created a vision of the desired outcome which is another characteristic of charimatic leaders (Antonakis, 2012). To behave more like a transformational leader, I spent one on one time listening and talking to the group members and I heard my friend Iqbal talk about the importance of dealing proactively to help couples in the Sikh community stay happily married. After that games night, i thought about how fun it is to play games, and then I remembered a covey article that mentioned role-play was a good way to prevent teenage pregnancies ( ) and we got to thinking what if we make the game kind of like a mix of taboo and charades, that way people can act out relationship issues in both a positive or negative manner and we can all judge it, .
I feel like I am applying servant leadership here because as Avolio et al 2009 say that the servant leader focuses on building the community and also on serving and listening. That is the focus of this game and would not have been created if i did not take the time to listen to my friend Iqbal who brought up this issue.