I also learned a lot about people, including myself. I learned how to speak in front of large groups, how to campaign for office, and how to effectively lead. Before I attended Boys State, my perspective of 'leading' was barking orders, but now I understand that it is much more than that. Now, my perspective of leadership is that the leader is servant to the followers, representing their beliefs and desires in a constructive manner. I attribute Boys State with transforming me into someone who people can trust and follow with ease.
I identify leadership (LEAD) and student learning and development (SLD) as my top competencies, because during my tenure at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) I served in various leadership roles such as Executive President of the Residence Hall Association for two years, and President of the National Society of Leadership and Success. I also assisted my adviser with laying down the documentation so NCCU can host NASPA/NUFP on campus, and I was apart of the program
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.
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
1. Why do you want to be the County Dairy Delegate? I have been raised on a dairy farm and my mom was also grew up on a dairy farm. My stepdad is a fourth generation dairy farmer and together my parents have taught me the sacrifice and hard work
College can be found to be a place of better intellect for individuals, a place where thinking critically is encouraged. The educational system has been structured in order to meet the needs of many students and few instructors, so lectures is considered as a base for teaching. Not many venture to find new ways of breaking this foundation of education, and so colleges have kept the existing standard. More students are becoming more intellectual as time progresses, so individuals need to find more diverse ways to teaching the generations to come. Technology and the many forms of art can benefit the educational system by encouraging higher levels of cognitive thought.
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
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 past event I would say that the greatest experiences of my role in a leadership position came when I was in athletics in high school. This is where I learned that each individual needs to be led in a different way for them to reach their full
As I was growing up, I naturally looked for ways to help my community. It was an concept that I was extremely fond and passionate about at an early age. Through this, leadership came easily and almost inherently. When high school came I emerged myself within the wide variety of activities. It was just an effortless tendency. I loved being involved, therefore I got myself involved. As a freshmen, I was at the bottom and I watched in amazement of how the upperclassmen led with such confidence and drive. I aspired to be like them one day. With this large desire to make my mark in my small community, I naturally took on leadership roles because I wanted to make an impact, a lasting impact. John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others
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
Evolving Competency This program has shown me different ways to be self-aware of who I am as a person and as a social worker. I have found myself becoming more empathetic to others. I try my best not to be judgmental of others, but I know saying that I am never judgmental is impossible. I have my own biases that I am working through; however, I have had several occasions where I must remind myself that my biases should not stand in the way of helping
When I was in middle school I was offered the opportunity to join a program called W,E,B (Where Everybody Belongs). It was a transition program for students entering middle school in order to help them feel as welcome as possible in a new school system and help them with tutoring
I entered the Leadership Program with a narrow mind. I thought that I knew the expectations of leadership along with everything that leadership entails. After all, how difficult could it be to persuade others to see your personal opinion and then, get them to follow your dreams? All one needed to do was be passionate about a cause and have good public speaking techniques. Little did I know, there is a lot more to being a leader than meets the eye. By participating, I was