I was a quiet child growing up; not necessarily shy, but introverted. Now, I consider myself an extroverted introvert. Growing up, I probably didn’t come across as a leader. My kindergarten teacher wrote in my assessment that I was shy; I didn’t speak up enough for myself when I was bullied throughout my elementary school years, and I probably stood in the shadows more than I realized throughout middle school. I could have been more decisive during high school.
A person doesn’t become a leader overnight; I didn’t. I began speaking up more because I was done with my silence. I stepped out because creating change doesn’t come from being passive. I made decisions because nothing gets done by being in limbo.
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Our planet and our complete and utter dependence on it inspired me—whether I realized it or not—to become a leader. It is also my desire to pursue a career as a scientist and policymaker that inspired me to become a leader. My enthusiasm and determination for a greener, healthier planet inspires, I hope, others to do the same.
When I came to college, it took me a little while to find my niche. I didn’t remain complacent, however. I put myself into various leadership roles, whether it was inviting physicians via email to the Fall Pre-Med AMSA dinner or being the student recruitment chair for the Colleges Against Cancer student group. I met a lot of great people and built relationships along the way, but I knew that something was missing. In the spring of my freshman year, I decided to be the Boy Scouts STEM Merit Badge head counselor when I was in the Energy Club on campus. I organized a team of individuals in making a presentation and planning activities on renewable and nonrenewable energy for the Boy Scouts STEM event back in April 2016. It was fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed engaging the boy scouts in learning about energy, and I hope that it made an impression on them to pursue green STEM careers when they grow up. Even though it had been a one-day event, the preparation beforehand and the event itself was bringing me back to my roots.
In my sophomore year of college, I knew I had to make a change. I no longer considered myself a pre-med
There are many qualities that come to mind when a person thinks of a good leader. It may not be an actual person that is pictured when term “leader” comes in casual conversation, but instead just a series of characteristics or experiences that might make a person fit to be in charge. Or rather instead there are some that see themselves when they think of authority and power, still even those that imagine what they could become if given the proper training. The emphasis society places on leadership is undoubtedly instilled within the minds of every child from a young age that are urged that having a sense of leadership is the only way to be successful. Despite this, only few are really fit for a position where
A bit surreal today as I sit down and write my first paper in almost 20 years. I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to be very concise in my communication, to the point and easy to skim the important facts to ensure what I need to get across will be read. The fact that I am having some emotional response to the stress related to routinely writing papers that ‘feel long’ is just a great example of some of what I learned from my MBTI/Firo B results.
In my four years of highschool I have developed many characteristics that allow me to be a strong leader. I have found that being a leader is something that comes natural to me. I have found my self leading in many different situations. I have been a varsity baseball and football captain for two years. I have had to lead a team, and communicate with teammates and coaches. I know how to collaborate with others to perform well in competition. I take pride in being chosen to be the leader of my teams, I enjoy being a reliable and responsible person for others to count on. Leadership is a great quality no matter who the person.
According to John Quincy Adams “ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and becoming more, you are a leader.” Throughout my years in Mater Academy East, I have always strive to get the best grades possible. While inspiring others to do the same. I have been a member of The Cat Network for a year. The Cat Network is a non-profit corporation that is dedicated to save animals from the wrong hands. This non-profit corporation has taught me a lot about the importance of communication, helping out the community, and working in a team environment. I plan to use all my experience to Inspire and help students to achieve their goals.
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
Throughout the duration of my life, roles of leadership have influenced my stance towards my major, most notably my role in the Girl Scouts of America. Committing to Girl Scouts for thirteen years has given me ample opportunities to positively impact others. It has also given me real world scenarios in which I had the chance to resolve disputes, interact with diverse people, and contribute to several projects that bettered my community. I take pride in my time with the Scouts, as it not only benefitted me by personally transforming me into a young professional with a strong work ethic and morals, but it allowed me to help others and work on understanding the world around me. My most significant and rewarding project involved conducting research
It is difficult to write on a subject that is so intangible, yet prevalent and visible at the same time. I was always told growing up that I was a leader, but never quite grasped what that was supposed to mean. I always was taller than, and looked older than all of my peers growing up. While the medical reasons are tedious to explain, the impact this made on my development was fundamental to my personality. Growing up, I was always looked up to, both literally and figuratively. This helped build my conscientiousness and interpersonal skills required to be a leader. At the same time, I had many strong role models in my life who were positive influences in my development as a person and a leader. My father was a high school principal, and is now the superintendent of that district. He has very good ideals and skills that he has instilled in me as far as being a leader. These influences along with others have helped shape me into the leader I am today.
From a young age I realized I had a penchant for leadership. My freshman year of high school, I was cut from the basketball team. That was the first time I had failed to make a sports team and it impacted me greatly.
I have demonstrated the principles of leadership, progress, and service in several ways throughout the past three years. During my senior year of high school, I was the president of my school’s chapter of the International Thespian Society, a community service officer in the National Honor Society and an active member of the Beta Club. Through these organizations, I was able to take on several leadership roles where I not only led others but also served my surrounding community. The most memorable of these events the International Thespian Society's canned food drive. Even though my school had not participated prior to this, through my organizational and planning skills, we managed to collect over 10,000 pounds of food for our local food bank.
The Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy is something that helps change students’ lives so that they may change others. They value integrity, service, credibility, and learning. It strives to create student leaders that can change the world. I believe I am destined to be one of those people. I know, everyone says they want to change the world. Everyone wants to be the hero. But most people don’t want to work for it. They want a Noble Peace Prize dropped into their hands, no work required. I believe that you have to work for what you want. And I will. I will strive to embody the values the PLA has, each and every day. I have always lived my life for others. I will put others first, and continue to volunteer throughout the community. I will genuine, true, and honest. I will be a credible leader, someone who people can trust and learn from. And, I will continue to learn. One can never learn everything there is to learn about life, but I can try. I will learn how to lead so that I can make a difference in children’s
Throughout my two years in high school as well as middle school, I believe I have shown a considerable amount of this ability in myself. For the past five years, I have been a representative in the Fayette Student Council. This year alone, I was chosen to attend State Student Council as well as the Fulton Leadership Workshop in June of 2016 to represent Fayette, Missouri. These events are accompanied by many ideas of how even something little, such as taking charge and leading, can make such a big difference. I was chosen as alternate for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for the Northeast District. In a more hometown sense, I was recognized for being completely in charge of decorations, thank you notes, and preparation in our Pink Out event which was held in January of 2016. Following these actions, I was chosen to promote Fayette High School and hand the check of all funds made from Pink Out directly to Dale and Lisa Lang. I have been elected by my peers and educators to uphold the position of Sophomore Class President. Through this position, I connect my classmates concerns to my teachers to make high school an overall better experience for everyone. I am an active member of FHS Junior Optimist Club where I have volunteered as a cheerleading coach and coordinated numerous fundraising events for our communities youth. I believe these leadership actions, as well as others, prove that
In the past, I never really saw myself as a leader because they were described as people who had charisma and a very strong presence, while I stood as the polar opposite. It wasn’t until high school that I learned more of what makes a leader a leader, and that outward appearance is merely the shallow end of the ocean. My nature of yielding my personal interests for the needs of others and willingness to hear all opinions were long developed skills that I never labelled as part of that ocean, until now. I might not be the center of attention in most settings, but that does not make me any less of a leader. In this way, I fit the pillar of
This simple interaction has allowed me to realize that who I am as an individual does not stop me from being a leader. In fact, my definition of a leader was the only factor preventing me from doing so. In reality, leadership is not about being exclusively extraordinary, impressing others with acts, or moving mountains single-handedly. Instead, a leader is the opposite. A leader comes from within a group, when one takes the first step to create a pathway for the group to follow.
When I thought of leadership, I thought of someone good at telling others what to do. Not much has changed about my quiet nature, but my take on leadership has changed drastically. In my high school art class, most of the kids were underclassmen. I befriended them and would always share my experiences and give them advice to help them succeed in high school. I encouraged them to do all their work and get involved in extracurricular activities for a more meaningful high school experience. I realize now that I was more of a leader than I thought. I unintentionally mentored my classmates, and at the same time lead by example because I did all my work and stayed busy being involved. I realize now that encouragement and example are very important aspects of
I am now approaching the conclusion of my college career and starting to adjust to work life. This is a period of self-reflection and an attempt to put everything I learned into perspective. During this period of my life, I have been constantly thinking and contemplating my future. I feel very anxious yet nervous during this time while I am adjusting to this new stage of my life. When I was in High school my life was very structured, because I could be very dependent on peoples help and I obviously still lived with my family. When I went to college, I had to break away from that feeling of dependency and start the adjusting to adulthood. In college there was more responsibility and I started to become more independent. This was a crucial step in my life but choosing a career is going to be an even bigger step. It is a bigger step because; I have to start structuring my career goals and family goal for the future. At this moment all I can think about is my career, and how I can I keep improving myself for work life.