Reflection On Establishing My Projected Career Path

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Establishing My Projected Career Path Over the past eight weeks I have thought more about my career path and decide where I want to go with my career. I have come to the realization that I enjoy leading. I do not need to manage everything and everybody, but I do need to contribute and take on new activities and challenges to be happy and fulfilled. Although my laissez-fair leadership style is that of leading by example and not by micro-managing, I do know that I can become a more effective leader by adding other styles in to the way I lead. Leaning on my personal strengths of loyalty, persistence, and a strong work ethic, I feel I will not only become a better employee, but also work to become a stronger leader with a better communication …show more content…
While work experience is sought after (and I feel that I have a decent amount of experience), adding a degree adds another element that is desired in the workforce today. By finishing my degree, along with past work experience in different fields, I will become a stronger member of any team I join. In order to be able to achieve these goals I can lean on the tools such as those provided by the Colorado State University-Global [CSU-Global] (2015) Career Center which has compiled tools in the form of assessments, tutorials, and definitions to help direct students as they transition into their new career. These tools range from finding and landing a job to keeping it and dealing with stress. As a student that is well into her career path, these tools help guide me to an understanding of where I stand in my current career as a leader and where I would like to take …show more content…
Understanding where I stand in a variety of skills lets me know when I need to lead, to follow, or expand my ability within that skill set. A value in itself is knowing that we all have different strengths that we can bring to the table. When working through a task, McCammon (2012) explains that you want your team member to know as much as you, just not about the same things as you. Understanding my whole team’s skill set range enables me to build up a better-rounded group as well as where I fall within the group. This will allow each member to feed off each other’s strengths and aide their weaknesses. Three of my biggest strengths are loyalty, persistence, and a strong work ethic. I need to project these to any team I lead or am a part

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