Leadership Self Assessment : Ronald Reagan

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Leadership Self Assessment Ronald Reagan once said, “the greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things, he is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” This quote by our past president, Ronald Reagan, relates to my experiences with leadership. Throughout high school I experienced democratic leadership though playing sports like field hockey and track. I have also experienced leadership during small group projects, as well as being a leader of an organization on a college campus. Through all of these experiences, I have learned essential characteristics and qualities to becoming a good leader. I have also had negative experiences with leadership that have taught me things not to do as a leader. I…show more content…
“To become a leader you must be able to envision the future” (Kouzes & Posner, 2008 p. 52). Coaches and captains should have a positive outlook on the season and be able to mentally view their team going to playoffs, districts, etc. The example of Alyssa Giagliani, track and cross-country runner, who asked freshman what they saw in their future, they said they didn’t think she had one. When they asked Alyssa what she saw in the teams future was a positive outlook on their team, and that they would become the first women’s team in the history of their school to make it to the championship (Kouzes & Posner, 2008, p. 53). By telling the freshman this, they were inspired to set this as their goal as well. This is a great example that shows that one person’s idea and vision of something can inspire others to believe in themselves. Which is something I tried to do during my years as a field hockey and track captain. After gradating from high school and moving on to bigger and better things at Kutztown University, I realized that I needed to be involved in something. I was not only a captain for two sports, but I was the secretary for the student government association in high school. Being involved in extracurricular activities kept me focused and organized. I began to contemplate starting a club on campus called Love Your Melon, which is an apparel brand that donates half of their profits to
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