Essay on Being A Leader As A Student Leader

777 Words Aug 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Being a leader has always come naturally to me. When I played basketball in high school I was named captain at an early age and continued throughout my career in that role. It has helped shape me into the leader that I am today. Being a captain in a sport can easily translate to life in college as a student leader. I was taught to bring our team together and work collectively to achieve one common goal, which was winning. I see myself using the same motivation and willingness to help my friends and residents to achieving what they are shooting for, whether that be a career in the workforce or learning more in higher education.
Not listening to everyone’s concerns and/or ideas can be problematic. When I am in a group, I am always looking for a way to improve things and voice my opinion with them. Speaking up is a great way to create change anywhere and I believe heavily in it. As a student leader I am entrusted with the belief that I will be facilitating group settings while adhering to all of the groups concerns or ideas. This may be the general thought about any type of leader but it is not always accomplished. Especially in large groups, it may be difficult to listen to each person in a one-on-one manner. I believe strongly in having students meet with me if anything at all were to arise in which they might have a concern about. Being a voice for a group of people can be stressful. Hoping, wondering, and thinking if you made the right decision as someone that is role…

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