Who Am I?
by Trisha Karnik
Are you a good leader?
A good leader has many great qualities. Some of those qualities being respect for others, responsibility, and commitment. Something that defines a good leader is that they are willing to step up to a challenge. They aren't afraid of taking the lead in something. These are the type of people that are brave enough to be in charge of a group of people and get them to work together properly. Every group member is incorporated in the project in a way that will help reach a good outcome. They have a vision that is focused and can be carried out. Think to yourself; are you a good leader?
How do I act as a leader?
I think that I am a democratic leader because I possess the qualities of this kind of leader. Whenever I'm the leader of a group, I make sure that I have hard everyone's ideas before jumping into anything. I will help my group with anything that I can. If something doesn't seem to be working out, I try my hardest to fix it or find an alternate solution. I like everyone to be involved and if I see anybody being discluded, I'll talk to them and figure out what's going on. I don't like it when people are discluded in group work because everyone is meant to work together.
Harry was brave enough to be the leader of an army to defeat Voldemort. He was in Gryffindor because he wanted to be in the house of the brave and the leaders.
Is my personality affecting what I do as a leader?
I think my personality definitely plays a role in my leadership. I am an extrovert with some introvert qualities. I am outgoing but sometimes like to be quiet and keep to myself. As a democratic leader, I am leading a group as well as making sure that everybody else gets a say in the decisions being made as a group.
What did I learn about myself?
I learned that I tend to step up for the position of the leader and maybe try being a follower sometimes. I know that it won't be easy to make that transition, but I know I will have to try. Something that I realized was that I'm always trying to get the biggest parts in everything- choir, theatre, or basically anything that I'm in. I enjoy the spotlight, but I think I'm going to try to back down a little bit and help others try to achieve their goals with anything that I can. I realize that in the previous sentence I sound like I'm trying to be a leader, but I'm actually going to help people by being more of a follower.