Personal Narrative: An Interview With A Peer Leader

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Peer Leader: All of the leaders I chose to interview helped me to develop my personal leadership philosophy through their actions and influence on me. I chose to interview Jacob Wagner as my peer leader because he has served as great mentor and friend throughout my years in college. His enthusiastic and good-natured personality are qualities of his that I always admired, and I have had the opportunity to see them in practice in the many leadership roles he has participated in. His guidance in my college career has helped me grow as a person making him an obvious choice as my peer leader to interview. Without his guidance I would probably still be in an unpleasant rooming situation, and I would be in a vastly different place than I am now. His involvement in the Honors College is what continually inspires me to stay involved and active throughout my years in college. Jacob has taken many leadership roles, not only in the Honors College, but among his friends as well. He has been a leader in the Honors College through his roles as an Honors Ambassador, Honors Student Governing Board officer, and Honors College mentor. He …show more content…
Jacob really highlighted the importance of communication and supportive skills necessary for a leader. His focus on building positive relationships supports my focus on having human skills and constant communication between leaders and followers. Jacob’s mentorship experience as a whole impacted me as well. As an honors college mentor, his success and mistakes are something that I can learn from and apply to my next semester. In projects, I typically focus on the task at hand. Jacob, however, has taught me that relationships and building connections are equally as important in producing a successful outcome. As a leader, I cannot always solely rely on my organizational skills, but instead have to learn to incorporate other’s ideas and value input as a

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