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…
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 …show more content…
I must surround myself with a diverse team, but clearly communicate the goal so we are all on the same page. Benson (2015) explains to successfully transition towards the same goal, we must make sure we are all going the same directions. Leading by example, I must define the goal, identify skillsets, and align my team with the correct tasks. At the same time I feel continuous growth is a must, so I would be willing to pair personnel with someone of opposite strengths so that they can teach each other and evolve as the project transpires. By being either on a team or leading a team, surrounding myself with diversity will give my team the ability to achieve a wider range of tasks. The first step to accomplish this is to understand my skillset and the skillsets of those around me and then to put them into

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