I am the leader so I think I should take more responsibility. I should always change our strategy for the games. In the real work, everything is relative. There is no such thing that can keep winning. I should also improve otherwise other people will do better than me. I think I will remember this lesson for my whole life.
After consulting with my team members and hearing their thoughts, I gained a lot of insight as to how my performance as a team leader was. I asked them to give me their thoughts on my first week of being a team leader and then I asked them again in regards to my second week of being a team leader. The changes they told me about were quite surprising. For starters, my team told me that my first leadership week wasn’t too great. They said I was not vocal or authoritative enough so they didn’t really know what they were supposed to be doing while we were out of class. Also, during my week we were doing the video assignment and they said that during the meeting which we were recording, I was too quiet and wasn’t leading the discussion like a leader should. Overall, they said I did not act or communicate like a leader during my first week. Now, following my second week as team leader, there were some major changes in the group’s feedback. During this week we started working the T6 assignment, and this time the group told me they had a much clearer idea of what their roles were as I assigned everyone a task. For example, Lisa and Kerine were assigned to revise the T2 and T4 assignments and they felt much better about knowing what it was they had to do. In sum, after my second week as a team leader my team members responded saying I was much better with communication and actually leading them.
Being apart of the dance team, we have dance captains for each team, our team captains are in charge of leading us through the dances. Our team captains are very effective when leading, they encourage us and do not act like they are managing us, in authority, or better than us. They include us in the conversations and decision making, taking into account our strengths and helping us with our weaknesses. However, they never tell us that we are bad at something, they simply ask us if we need help with anything and kindly show us the way to properly execute the
This experience greatly informs my leadership style today. I believe that the key to being a leader is helping individuals to recognize and capitalize upon their potential. Individuals often fail to see in themselves what others see. A leader must show team members what they cannot see to enable them to flourish. This is essential to fostering a diverse community, as encouraging individuals’ strengths and differences helps them to express their entire, authentic selves, as opposed to trying to conform to expectations. As a result, teams can become more dynamic, positive, and creative and thus more
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.
Whether it is at a meet, in school, or at practice; I remain mindful of our coach's expectations and lead my teammates in the right direction. I have found great success this way at helping to keep the team on target. My peers follow my lead and put in more effort when I am there to motivate and push them harder.
Team work is needed in order to succeed. It is said in the guard world that “you are only as strongest as your weakest link” and I couldn’t agree more. That gave me the inspiration to help others when they were struggling as a leader.
A team or organization looks to the leader as someone the expert. A leader who is self-confident and enthusiastic has the ability to connect with the team. There is a level of trust being built because the leader believes in him/herself. There are times I second-guess or underestimate myself. A couple years ago I took an Emergency Medical Technician Basic course and during a practical test I was instructed to splint a hypothetical broken femur. I began the procedure and decided to start over halfway through the test because I doubted my skills. The instructor stopped me and instructed me to continue. After I completed the procedure the test instructor had told me that I had been doing the procedure correct the entire time and I need to be more confident in my
I fell short of owning my expectations and reflecting what a great leader appears to be, besides blaming other leaders for not providing that mentorship and guidance throughout my career. This was just an excuse to put blame on others when all alone I should’ve dug deeper and helped those leaders in a more effective way to point them in the right direction and learn from their mistakes. Are all leaders teachable and coachable after being in for many years and outranking you? No, but you must do your part to help shape the brother and sisterhood back to it’s
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 feel, however, that the challenges I’ve faced working with the football team have taught me many important lessons about teamwork, project planning, responsibility, and myself – lessons that have made me the person I am
At the time, I didn’t think of myself as a leader. But, after looking back at the large influence I had on my group and a city, I realized I was wrong. I truly did lead my group. The reason I didn't realize this at first was because I was expecting myself to perform an astonishing act to influence my group. Instead, it was an uncomplicated conversation that brought the group together.
The leader said: ‘I do not see myself as a boss, I see the team as my co-worker, we all joining the team together to go to the same goal. I think it is important