I’ve never been a leader. Growing up, whenever my friends wanted to play a game or do something I would just go along with it. I never argued because I hated conflict. I always chose to follow them. I grew up thinking that being a leader was something you were born with. My friends were supposed to lead and I was supposed to follow. Being a leader meant being bossy and opinionated. I was wrong. This quarter I have learned that I, too, can be leader and all it takes is practice honing my skills.
As a leader, I will lead a team that is ethically responsible. Through possessing a positive attitude, being dependable, being responsible and showing integrity I will show my team that I am someone they can trust. Respect has to be earned, but I always give respect when I meet a person and from then on it can either go up or it can go down whichever way that person wants it.
There are 5 big traits that I want to possess as a leader. Agreeableness and conscientiousness are my most prominent traits. Extroversion, open to new experiences and neuroticism are my least prominent traits. I believe I need to emphasize being extroverted as a leader. Talking to people and being social is something I believe a leader should know how to do to communicate. I think my agreeableness needs to be downplayed. I struggle with saying no and feeling like I need to do whatever I can whenever I can. Leaders have to make tough decisions and turn things down sometimes. I struggle with that. Knowing that I
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Being a leader is being a role model and striving to make a positive impact on those around you. In order to be a successful leader, you have to put yourself second and your peers first. For example, my younger sister and I both play softball. I have played on several travel teams during the summer and this year, she tried out for her first competitive travel team. I was asked to aid her by helping her with the mechanics of the game. During this time, I sacrificed my time to put the needs of another person before my own and it paid off, because she made the team and I got to witness the results of my
I have many different qualities that attribute to my character. Some including, I am a naturally positive person, I am non-judgmental, and I try my best to be focused and efficient. I also like to make people laugh, but I know when to be serious. Part of being a good leader is knowing how to work as a team. Many of the activities I participate in have shown me how to do so. I believe in working as a team to come up with solutions, plans, and ideas.
Being a leader was never my strong suit, but I often put myself in situations that required me to improve. I would frequently see my younger family seeking advice but were often discouraged since they felt uncomfortable asking their elders. This led to me becoming their mentor because I experienced similar issues first due to being a first generation student.
As a leader, one must be kind and firm, making sure what needs to be done is done. As a leader, one must inspire their charges to finish the project completely and to do their best. I have been a leader in our school’s Journalism (Yearbook) class as an Layout Editor. I have made sure my staff has been consistent in their work and make their deadline on time.
I am leader inside and outside of the classroom. Inside the classroom I am always helping others understand their work more. Outside of the classroom I am always encouraging people to make good decisions. My sophomore year I was captain of the JV cheer squad. As the season went on I realized that everyone should have a say in the decisions being made and I also learned that being a leader is not all about being
I am a leader when it comes to multiple things. In my choir, I’m the section leader for the baritones. In group projects, I often take charge of planning the project in order to ensure that it gets done in the best way possible. One of the most notable times I took a leadership position was when I volunteered with a group of my NHS peers at the Hot Chocolate Run in downtown Chicago. As more and more people began to finish the race, the lines where we were serving hot chocolate became really hectic and crowded. I decided to take leadership and usher people into different lines, as well as tell everyone to have their tickets ready when they got to the counter, even though I was not told to do that. In doing this, I expedited the process of handing
In class we defined leadership as using relationships to influence others. Before I came to the Academy I believed that a person could only lead their peers or subordinates. I did not believe that a subordinate could lead their superior. In high school I had many opportunities to develop my leadership with peers and subordinates. I was an officer of National Honor Society, and using that influence and my prior knowledge of NHS activities from the year before I was able to practice my leadership with my peers. I learned how to communicate in a manner to convince them to take action quickly, but not in a way that would seem overbearing or condescending. Furthermore, I was able to be a small group leader for a number of middle school retreats at my parish. In working with sixth grade boys I learned how to deal with insubordination and chaos, and with both of these groups of people I began to understand what was needed in a relationship between a leader and a follower. Our relationship had to be characterized by sincerity and respect. In both of these activities, those that I was leading could have easily stepped back and not paid attention to anything I was asking them to do. I had to convince them that I was absolutely dedicated to what I was trying to do, and that I had their best interest in mind. When leading middle school retreats I had to be a role model and show I valued my relationship with
The role of leader did not appeal to me, the only reason why I didn’t look forward to leading was because I didn’t think anyone would follow. Mr. G expressed to me that I needed to take pride in what I do and set the standard for others to follow. I took these words and put them into action with my first step starting with the track team. I quickly began to inspire others to reach beyond their capabilities and perform with maximum effort. The classroom processed the same way, Mr. G made each and everyone of his students give their best efforts on each test we took and our test scores gradually
I feel that being a leader means having a passionate vision, and sharing it with others. Only when you get to inspire your peers, it is possible to share a common goal, you can then direct the efforts and dedication of the entire team. I am a leader on the soccer field. I know what we are all supposed to be doing and I like to give feedback and help teammates improve so we can work better to be stronger on the field. Another way I try to be a leader is at school, I try to help as many people as I can, hoping my assistance makes them feel better.
When I was younger, I always thought being a leader was all about telling people what to do. Glenwood taught me that was not the case at all. Here at Glenwood, I learned to lead by example. I am the battalion commander in our military program. When I teach our new students how to do a certain commander, I demonstrate it. When I have to teach them how to make their own bed I demonstrated it. Lead by example. I as well learned how to control my emotions and when I lead to lead with my head. All leaders are not perfect. It is not the mistakes that show me who I am, but I how I deal with
I have shown leadership throughout my time at Lincoln High School. When I was a trumpet section leader, I had to encourage the section to try their hardest and not give up halfway through the day. When our band director told us to run to our spots, I ran to my spot and encourage others that were lagging behind to hurry up. As a trumpet section leader, I encouraged others to memorize their music by being one of the first to complete all my music memorization tests. I show academic leadership by completing my assignments early.
Leadership is a difficult quality to obtain as a teenager. It takes many years to build up the courage to pull away from the crowd and walk as one person, not just part of the group. However, I am able to work as part of a team. As a senior at the Little Falls Community High School, I have strived to be my own person instead of being another person in the crowd.
There have been several times where I have shown leadership here at Saint Viator. I have been a part of Service and Song every summer, where I have lead 6th through 8th graders who are interested in helping others, and dedicated in bettering our community. Every year I have been a group leader, leading them through our service trips, leading them through group discussions, and leading icebreakers. When doing this I made sure to get everyone involved and make everyone feel comfortable with each other. I also had the honor of really getting to know the kids who will one day be walking through our halls. For me being, a leader means always doing the right thing and inspiring others. Another time I have shown leadership is when I didn’t have a
I used to believe a leader was the person who was in the front of the room or the crowd, the one in the news, on the billboard and the one who is the most popular. A leader to me had to be the person with the most authority that was above everybody else like a teacher to a classroom or a chief is to cops. Being put into leadership positions taught me how wrong I had been. A leader can’t get nervous? I was nervous. A leader is always prepared and won’t wing anything. I have learned with my mistakes how important preparation is for social force. A leader is an authoritative role? Nope. Not at all. I don’t believe I’m any better than any of my peers or club member so I don’t see a reason to behave as though I am. Being a leader is being innovative, futuristic, individualistic, open and humble. Through these acquired taste, I have
Leaders do not appear out of nowhere they have to learn from past leaders or role models. To be a leader you must obtain the skills that will help you to teach and lead others. These skills include a strong work ethic, honesty, hard work, integrity, confidence, creativity, and respect for others. Leadership is mostly learned through experience and sometimes failure. As a leader I believe that leading others is not about telling them what to do, or taking control, but being a role model and an inspiration as what to strive to be. This year, through AFJROTC, I have been given the opportunity to lead a small group of other cadets to organize the JROTC 5K. I learned the skills to lead other by following the lead of past leaders. There have been