This past summer I had the chance to attend the Summer Leadership Institute at Marquette University. During this time I gained a better understanding of leadership opportunities available to me if I were to enroll there. We had the chance to volunteer at a local food pantry called Feeding America. From there we then divided into several groups at the pantry. In order for each group to be successful, there was a system developed within that group. My group was in charge of packing all sorts of food into boxes. In Eastern Wisconsin, 1 in 7 people are facing hunger. The project that I was able to take part in improved the lives of many all over Eastern Wisconsin. No student really assumed a leadership role besides the counselors, but this was
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Firstly, in my Academic Career, I have held a multitude of leadership roles. My sophomore year , I was a class representative for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, commonly known as FCCLA. It was my duty to alert members and keep them up to date regarding meetings and activities. As a representative of FCCLA, I learned how to work as a unit leader and a team member.That same school year, I ran for the district office of secretary for FCCLA. The nomination and election process, gave me the opportunity to grow and nurture my leadership abilities. It was eminently challenging; but I learned the importance of discipline and hard work. I accomplished my goal and was nominated Secretary for FCCLA. This office allowed me to meet plenty
In 6th grade, I was chosen to participate in a leadership program at Richard Hull Middle School. At this program, I worked with girls who possessed similar leadership qualities, and I learned more about what it is to be a good leader. This leadership position taught me what makes a good leader. For my three years in high school, I dreamed to be in NHS. This is not only a role, but also a responsibility. This past year, I was selected as one of four board members of the Youth Church Committee. I was placed in charge of organizing quiz meet, dance, and banquet programs in which it would occur at various times throughout the
The leadership role I’m most proud of is my participation in two mission trips. Growing up in a community near the largest city in Iowa, my first mission trip was in an impoverished area of Wyoming, the Wind River Indian Reservation. My second mission trip was in the underprivileged areas of Nashville, Tennessee. During these two trips, I learned how to give more than to receive by painting houses for those unable to, distributed food at a food pantry to those who don’t have the means to purchase food, listened and brought cheer to those injured or ill at a hospital, and read and played with children at a daycare. In all of these activities I gained the experiences that it’s always best to put others needs before my own, give back and to take action when not asked
One of the first real leadership positions I ever had at my school was in the Hillcrest Hospital Helpers Club. I became a member my first year at Hillcrest as a sophomore and became immediately interested in their purpose as a school club. While it may sound cliché, the members of the club, and especially the leaders, wanted to make a difference through their service. We would at least monthly participate in creating art crafts and activities for the children at Shriner’s Hospital and then deliver it to them. While it may not seem much to the average person, the happiness on the children’s faces was worth all of our efforts and more.
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
Leadership has always been a large part of my life, from being 8th-Grade Class Representative, Freshmen Class Officer, Sophomore Class President, and Key Club President, I was able to balance all of my extracurricular activities, take initiative in my position while learning and teaching new leadership skills to other students. In leadership, I was granted the opportunity to attend countless leadership conferences and see a variety of new motivational speakers along with learning numerous new skills from leadership camp. This year as Sophomore Class President, I was able to get more students involved in our class by holding a Sophomore Class competition which would help influence students in creating their own shirt design. After receiving
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.
Since my freshman year up to my final year of high school, I have always been involved in some shape or form of a leadership position. This includes becoming a band section leader, class officer, or even a leader in athletics. Despite being involved in so many extracurricular activities, I dedicate my time and service to any organization I participate in. These invaluable qualities and experience will aid me in achieving
In high school I have had so many opportunities to be involved in leadership positions and allowing me to have great experiences. A couple leadership groups that I am currently in are Got Bounce? and Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP). Got Bounce? is a group that promotes positive resilience throughout our school community district and allows us to do community service projects and help the community out. Some projects we have done are military and the woman and children's home care packages where we gave both groups care packages that had some helpful necessities such as dental hygiene, positive notes and some Halloween candy with it being around the time of Halloween. Another service project that we did were called buddy benches for the
On the first day of my Warrington Welcome class my peer leader, Erica Mecke, stood in front of the class and told me that the ability to network was one of the most important skills I needed to develop if I wanted to succeed in the Warrington College of Business, as a businessman, and in life. Attending the Freshman Business Leadership Symposium on February 18th will give me the opportunity to network with the top 100 business students in the Warrington College of Business. Most importantly, I want to attend the Freshman Business Leadership Symposium because I love the competition. Competing against over 100 applicants for 1 of the 100 spots in the Freshman Business Leadership Symposium will surely help me grow as a person, a competitor, a
Throughout my life I have been placed in many leadership roles from a young age and have learned from each of these experiences. From being a chairman of my elementary school’s talent show all the way until I became my high school’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta Vice President I have had roles of ranging responsibilities and success. The leadership role that I learned the most from was the one that I view to have been the least successful. In Mrs. Quale’s history class in eighth grade I was placed in charge of a learning group in which we would be self teaching through planned activities and setting our own pace for the quarter. I was purposefully placed in a group that needed help in the class because of both their grades and their behavior in and outside of class. I went into this role and assignment with a bad attitude and did not place any trust in the people working with me, making the project toxic from the beginning. As a result, I learned the detrimental effects of leading without stewardship, failing to encourage group synergy, and
Once I turned sixteen, I have always used my free time in the summer to work and save money. My summers were often spent working at the local amusement park, Water Country USA; from the time it opened till the time it closed, six days a week for about three months. Having a summer job taught me a lot of useful skills such as punctuality, how to communicate effectively, and most importantly responsibility. Even though, my summer jobs were beneficial to my personal development, I feel as though it has somewhat inhibited my professional and educational growth. I have always wanted to take part in a summer internship or research; however, because I am expected to earn revenue during the summer months these desires have been abandoned because the
Abstract This article reviews the leadership literature from 1990–2005 in twenty-one major journals in order to determine the nature and extent of attention to the organizational context as a factor affecting leaders' behavior and their effectiveness. Both conceptual and empirical articles were rated as having “moderate/strong,” “slight,” or “no” emphasis on the organizational context. Those articles classified in the moderate/strong category were analyzed
Due to my passive nature, I’ve always avoided leadership roles. With that being said I still aspire to be someone who can be looked to as a leader. In order to reach that goal I observe and try to mimic the actions of people that inspire me. There have been many people I’ve taken orders from, but I have “followed” few. Those are the ones I consider to be true leaders, and have tried to be like myself.