Ashley Quiring - ID: #11611755 - 9/20/13
- In its simplest form, leadership is about having a passion for something and then conveying that passion to others. A leader is able to inspire others to action.
- Leading first by example and then by words is another aspect of leadership.
- Leadership is about listening to the ideas of others, and then initiating action.
Passion & Inspiration
Throughout my high school career, I was heavily involved in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). I was passionate about getting involved in the community and learning about business. As president, I was able to use this passion to help inspire the members of my chapter into action.
One of the best examples I have of when I used communication as a leader was during volleyball my senior year. In volleyball, I constantly communicated with my teammates on and off the court to keep things running smoothly. Most of the time this worked to avoid conflicts on the court and helped us move towards the positive outcome of winning games.
I was involved in drama and theater throughout my four years of high school. During the all-school play my freshman year, I put my quality of confidence into practice. Very few of my friends were going to get involved, but by acting as a leader I motivated them to try out. Even though I was a freshman, I tried out for the lead role and ended up being cast in that part. Although this is a positive outcome, it did have negative outcomes tied to it. Several people were mad that I received the lead role because I was a freshman. My confidence in my role as a leader in the theater helped lead to this negative outcome.
Strengths used as a leader
Organization & Goal Setting
Strengths differing from organization and goal setting that could be useful are flexibility and adaptability. If a plan needs to be changed, these two strengths come into play.
The strength of woo also could have been useful. Instead of jumping into a conflict and taking charge (command), the strength of woo is used to win people over by connecting with them.
How my top strengths contribute to leadership
This can be an important quality in a leader. Using the strengths of an achiever in a leadership position could help produce superior results by pushing team members to be the best they can be.
These strengths are useful in leadership. A leader with these strengths not only desires to succeed personally, but also to succeed and be noticed as a team. Because of this, a leader would work to challenge others to accomplish more than they thought was possible.
This is useful in a leadership position. It is important that a leader knows where a project should be heading and is able to follow through. Strengths in the area of focus help a leader to push others to follow through and finish in "first place."
Discipline can be a useful strength for a leader. Like focus, it helps to keep a project on track. The strength of discipline can be used to make processes more efficient and productive.
This can be an important quality in a leader. A leader who is also a learner will constantly be bettering himself or herself. This leads to greater efficiency and productivity.