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
Throughout my high school career I have encountered the chance to experience the position of being a leader for my peers. I have pursued leadership skills by being an officer in HOSA for three years, leading community service events for NHS, and taking charge on running school events in Key Club. I have obtained valuable leadership skills throughout my high school career, and encouraged the club members to take charge and develop leadership skills to help them in the future.
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.
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
As an introvert, I never believed that leadership would be my cup of tea. Quiet, observant, soft-spoken. Those are not the traits of a leader...or so I thought. Then, I journeyed to Europe for 20 days with People to People to become a Student Ambassador. Meeting a Parliament member in England and representing The United States of America to a group of German students opened my eyes to the world of leadership and showed me how capable of leading I truly was. Entering my sophomore year of high school, I was selected to be a National Honor Society Member, the Vice President of the Beta Club, and a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. While all of the leadership positions I’ve experienced have been extraordinary and eye opening, the most significant
This assignment will critically reflect and analyse a microteaching session I presented to my peers in a clinical placement regarding Nursing management of chest drains. I will define reflection; teaching, learning and the rationale for choosing this topic will be clearly outlined in this paper. The preparation, planning, implementation and evaluation will also be incorporated. This assignment will be structured using Gibbs (1988) reflective model cited in Modular Training Course, 2003 because of its simplicity. Analysis will permeate through each stage of the Gibbs reflective model. Finally I will conclude by reflecting on my role as a joint practitioner outlining areas of personal, professional growth, identifying my strength, weakness
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
Leading did not come natural to me at first, as I was shy and suffer from social anxiety to this day. However, I exposed myself to a plethora of activities and clubs which, in more than one way, forced me to take on some form of leadership role. These positions allowed me to work through the anxiety and become more comfortable branching out. Once I became the stage manager for my school’s musical after working with the program for three years, I began to get a feel for being in charge of something bigger than myself while also sharing the experience with my cast members. I gradually grew acclimated to the
My leadership skills have greatly increased throughout my high school years. I started off as the history fair project group leader to the Development Director and speaker of my Philanthropic Board in Education class. I used to be the type of person who was shy and stage fright but I learned to face those fears and became the outgoing person I am today. My purpose was to be in charge of and interface with my classmates to create a fundraiser for a non-profit organization in our community. I had to communicate with each individual in order to bring the plan together, which wasn’t a piece of cake since not everyone interacts in the same manner. Although it was only a group of twenty-one students, I still faced challenges that I eventually conquered.
As a child, I never considered myself the leader type. I was the youngest, not only of my immediate family, but of my entire extended family as well, and to top it all off, I was quite shy. I was content with remaining this way and did so for many years. At the age of ten, my family moved to a different state which only increased my timidity. Inserting myself into new communities was difficult and I tried my hardest to remain in the background. One of these new communities was a local 4-H club—I did not know it at the time, but involvement in this organization would play a large role in shaping my leadership skills. My club, Rock Valley 4-H, was a fairly small group, but still large enough to make me nervous when it came to taking leadership positions. After a couple years of involvement, I found myself elected to the position of Secretary. As such, I was expected to sit up front at the officer’s table, record minutes, write meeting reports, and read those reports aloud at the next month’s meeting. When I first began my secretarial duties, I had my mother request that I be able to sit amongst the crowd to record minutes and that my reports be printed in the agenda. Contrast this with a few years later, where I was the President of the club, calmly and confidently presiding over meetings.
Throughout my high school, I have been able to not only be led but also being a leader myself. I have been a part of high schools drill team for three years and of course every year I have had a group of leaders that help us throughout the year with our personal goals and struggles. This was my one of my first experiences with having a leader and it truly became what inspired me to become a leader myself. I joined the Latino Student Union my junior year and became the secretary/representative officer my senior year. Within these involvements, I have learned what it takes to be the best leader you can be and which ones I value the most.
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
As a middle child I learned patience, kindness, independence, teamwork; determination and many more that have molded my personality and influenced the way I want to educate children. As a teaching assistant at a local day camp I united all those traits into my work. During the second week of camp, a new boy had started and was hesitant to get involved so I decided to be his buddy for the day. I showed him the routine, modeled activities, and was patient at times when he became frustrated. The bond that I had formed with the student in such a short time was remarkable. Whenever the student walked into the room he smiled when he found me, confided and needed comfort from me when he was sad, and charmed me when we were outside. At the end of his
My personal experiences of leadership started when I was younger, roughly 7 years old, I was elected the captain of my travel soccer team. At the time I didn’t think much of it, nor did I have any extra duties that I was explicitly told that I needed to perform. Later throughout the season, I started to notice my teammates mimicking my styles and techniques and I highly enjoyed this feeling of being looked up to. I didn 't realize until years after that the recognition and pride I felt was leadership. This privilege of being captain was the first time I had realized that people weren 't necessarily following my actions because I was extraordinarily skilled, but because I provided this role model status with my confidence and encouragement. Some of the most valuable leaderships traits that I acquired and fortified are:
When reflecting on my experience as both a student and a life learner, I never would have considered myself a leader. In fact, I have always been the shy kid who hides in the back of the class and panics whenever it is their turn to respond to a question. College however provided me with an opportunity to develop myself as a leader. I became more active in school activities and actively sought out leadership roles. As I’ve progressed in my professional life, I’ve become more interested in what it takes to make a strong leader. When assuming leadership roles, I’ve always considered myself an authentic leader but I know I’ve often struggled in detailing clear goals for my group or organization. Thankfully, Enrolling in the effective