I have many experiences with leadership experiences due to my participation in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). In FBLA I had to take a leadership role in a group project that we compete with. While I was the leader I influence others to get the project done and work together as a team. I made sure that we were all on track and that our assign tasks were being completed. When there was an issue I would try to help them and figure out what was happening. I would bring peace when there was arguments.
Throughout Middle School and High School, I have won multiple Academic Honors and was able to partake in a Leadership Group/Camp. In Middle School, I was Honored as the best student in Reading, won many A-Honor Rolls, a few A/B-Honor rolls, and multiple Perfect Attendance Awards. In 8th grade, I was chosen along with many other students to help mentor the 6th graders moving up to the middle school and from there on I became part of a group called “Michigan Middle Leadership Initiative (MMLI)”, where only 10 students were selected to join. Currently, I have maintained a GPA of 3.89 or higher and I’m taking an Advanced Placement course for Environmental Science. Overall, I have a good attendance record and have never been tardy for class before. At the most, I’ll miss about 2 days of school in a trimester if I become ill.
I have shown leadership many times while working in a group project or in an activity. I assign parts of the project to others and myself and share my ideas in the group. I try my very best to include everyone and try to incorporate their brilliant ideas in the project or activity as well. I make sure that everyone has a contribution
Leadership has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have always found myself taking on leadership roles, whether it be by volunteering or coordinating different projects for the benefit of my school or community. Taking on leadership positions has allowed me to develop skills in communication, delegation, and managing multiple tasks and deadlines. As a member of National Honor Society and an officer of Student Council, I am presented with various opportunities to show my leadership skills. For example, I have been in charge of planning multiple pep assemblies for my school. Helping coordinate blood and canned food drives, angel trees, as well as organize an abundance of fundraising events has created a sense of reliability
A leadership experience in what I positively influence others and helped resolve disputes was Link Crew. Link Crew is a program where we help incoming freshmen to high school and show them around school and help them out on anything they need like homework. When I was a link crew leader I helped many kids who had low grades. While I was in this program I noticed that many kids had low grades and didn't turn in work or even their homework I did my best and talked to them about how they will struggle so much to get there credits later on some kids listen and did all their work where they at least passed their classes with a D or C. I had people who I got to meet during this I communicated with many people who joined this program and helped many kids. Students who come to high school think it will be very easy like in middle school but it will get harder each year. Many times I was helping the students I feel like It influenced them to work harder and be better in school and help each other in some ways. Link Crew was such a good program that it was where others students helped other students. I showed many leadership experience by joining this program.
My first leadership opportunity was to teach a cosmetology course at my high school. I focused on teaching the girls the aspects of cosmetology that they find appealing while still getting them to learn the less exciting aspects of the course. This allowed me to create a trip to the local senior center so that the girls could learn first hand how to do certain skills and to really perfect their abilities in a controlled environment. I currently teach cosmetology 15, 25 and 35.
A strong example of my leadership experience is my senior season of football. Following the 2016-2017 academic year, our head coach resigned on short notice and lacked any coach to fill the position. Because he left on such short notice, we didn’t have a coach for the first two weeks of the preseason, a crucial developing point in the season. However, a small group of other seniors and I were able to schedule workouts until we got a new coach. This established our group as team leaders and allowed us to lead the team to success in the regular season. I was later named a team captain for my leadership on and off the field. This gave me the ability further lead by example as well as keep the team’s morale up in the face of adversity. I ran extra
I have demonstrated leadership in a several different ways. During middle school, I was a member of the National Junior Honor Society. In fact, I gave up a majority of my study halls to help out the advisor. I am currently a captain of my fall sport. Because I hold this position, I help the underclassmen during games, encourage them, and resolve conflicts. In addition to that, I used to be a teacher’s assistant to a second grade religious education class. Next year, I plan to join student government and maintain leadership positions.
Over my short yet extensive career in both the healthcare, local government, non-profit areas I’ve had several experiences that triggered some form of leadership development. One instance would be as follows; several years ago when I was just a councilmen I firmly believed in saying what I thought was true as long as I could backup and acquisitions with facts. I was the person who tended to ignite the discussion since I said what no one else wanted to say. After running and getting re-elected to my second term I realized I could do more if I stopped being the ignition for discussion and switch to the shaper of the flame. I decided to run for Council President so I could take the discussion that came up and shape it into a workable solution for everyone. Becoming Council President stopped my ways of looking at things from my point of view. It lead me to
One situation where I demonstrated leadership was when I was in the military and our team was assigned to plan and gather radio equipment in preparation for an upcoming field exercise. With the help of my team, we were able to plan what was necessary to bring to have a successful field exercise. I was able to delegate certain task to members, which I knew they would excel in. For example one team member is excellent with paperwork and excel spreadsheets, so her duty was to type up our packing list and equipment that we were bring. Another Marine, who had experience working with military vehicles, was assigned to ensure they were fully operational and have all the necessary components.
My specific leaders did one TECON in early January then in May we had our nationwide but after that nothing. They send me packages I complete and send them back. I go weeks without talking to them and when I do it is for something not related to the job.
According to Hans Urs von Balthasar “a vocation is something lived, something enacted and a concrete life story” (Contino, 2004, p. 85). My vocational life story has developed over the past forty years with my first job at twelve babysitting six children to where I stand today teaching home economics at Chowchilla high school. “I build my own life story through the decisions of projects I undertake” and the choices I have made regarding my career path (Contino, 2004, p. 85). Someone looking from the outside at my wandering path might believe of my career changes seem a bit radical. Moving bicoastal, leaving a stable career of twenty five plus years to go back to college, take a pay cut and joining the unstable labor market of Home
My school has a similar idea to “the Common Good.” We call it SAS Ethos. Helping others and creating a “common good” for myself has always been something I have made an effort to do, especially since I am more fortunate than other people on this planet. At St. Andrews I have experienced a community where giving back is something everyone tries to incorporate within their daily life. In middle school, I believed I was the one giving when I worked at a soup kitchen. I now understand that I am receiving as much as giving when I do “community service.” One of my favorite activities I do at St. Andrews is working with the Delaware Special Olympics. The festivals we throw at our school are definitely a great experience for the athletes with "special
Describe a specific example(s) of your personal growth and development through your leadership experiences in college. See the help text for additional direction.
Leadership/Group Work: Give an example of your leadership within the context of a group activity. Focus on your specific contribution to the group, particularly noting how you were able to influence or motivate others especially when conflicts arose.