Analysis: Leading With Communication

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As a child, I really enjoyed reading books, this may be because my mother and father would try to read to me each night before bed. One of my favorite bedtime stories would be Aesop 's fables, particularly the Tortoise and the Hare. Although the Hare was talented and had the ability to be a champion, his arrogance made him lose the race when he decided to sleep during the race because he thought his opponent was not good enough. To this day I personally resonate with the idea of the underdog overcoming any obstacles, and that is what the tortoise signifies. The tortoise understood that although he was not in the best position to win the race, he should not give up or not compete. The tortoise took his neck out of his shell, tried his best, …show more content…
Having self-awareness is the “conscious knowledge of one 's own character, feelings, motives, and desires.”(Dictionary.com) In my pursuit of becoming an improved person and leader, I wish to become more self-aware. The book Leading with Communication examines the audience and teaches the reader their following style. In this section it reaffirmed what I already knew about my following style. That although I don 't always reach for the leadership position, but I do not hesitate to take on that role. Along with that I found that I stand as an independent thinker and someone who is not afraid to be alienated. When it comes to getting work done, I remain a …show more content…
This concept is something I truly detest growing up as the only girl in a house full of boys. I refuse to be treated as second class citizen that is why I tend to be independent and I never ask for help. But unfortunately all human beings were created to depend upon each other in order to survive so I am working on depending upon others. Another problem I see myself dealing with is when starting new relationships I tend to idealize others or to an extreme extent where I idolize the other person. Therefore when I find the other person is not perfect I immediately take a step back and retract back into my shell to deal with the disappointment. Realizing that no is perfect is something that continues to shock me continually. Sometimes when I am very passionate about a project I can overlook all the facts that may contradict the situation and allow my emotions to take over. Something I lack is being able to be open with others. I use my shell to keep others away so they cannot know the real me. I sometimes I feel guilty about not being completely open with people close to me, but it is all for the sake of protecting

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