Why I Am A Leader

1370 WordsFeb 28, 20176 Pages
Since deciding to join the Leadership Challenges, I now have a better understanding of who I am as a person. Through this learning experience, I have discovered my leadership philosophy and how to implement it in the most effective way. I now know that leaders are not just one type of person, but are diverse and lead in many different ways. I have learned that leaders can be both extroverts and introverts and still be effective in their leadership abilities. The Leadership Challenges have made me realize the importance of self-reflection and the benefits that come from learning about who you are as a person. I have learned that I am an introvert, but I have also learned that I can be just as effective a leader as someone who is an…show more content…
By implementing my philosophy I am able to engage others because they know that I will respect them by caring about them and their idea’s and doing what I say I will do. Now that I am completing the Silver Leadership Challenge, I have begun to use what I have learned through self-reflection in actual leadership opportunities. This year, I have completed over fifteen hours volunteering for Hope Academy, worked as a Peer Academic Leader, joined an Honor Society, and completed an internship. During each of these experiences I have been able to strengthen my abilities as a leader to engage others. While volunteering at Hope Academy, I tutored a fourth grader in reading and math. While tutoring, I had to be able to engage my student in the work that she was completing and lead her to discover the correct answers to questions. During this leadership opportunity, I learned that my leadership philosophy was effective and helped both me and my student learn and grow. In regards to my experience as a PAL, I have learned that introvert’s can be effective leaders. This experience gave me the opportunity to engage others by presenting presentations and having one on one meetings with students. Through my students appreciation, I saw that I was able to engage others effectively. As for my Honor Society, I

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