My Leadership Experience

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Upon deciding to take this leadership course it was important for me to come into the course with expectations of skills and qualities that I wanted to achieve. First, I wanted to begin to create a toolbox of technique and leaderships styles. This is important, as it will allow me to adapt to different situations and individuals I may be leading. In addition, I want to grow as an individual and see how I can take responsibility as a leader while gaining practical experience towards my future. I want to gain an understanding of what it means to be part of an interdisciplinary team and draw on people’s strengths to create success. By being able to understand the individuals I work with, will in turn develop my leadership skills. It is also essential …show more content…
In the past, when faced with a problem I have sometimes found it difficult to find a solution that works well for everyone. As an example, I worked in a hospital over the summer as a therapeutic assistant. This job allowed me to be part of an interdisciplinary team but also began to develop my leadership skills. I was usually the only therapeutic assistant who worked on two units so I really had to advocate to nursing staff and doctors the importance of my role for quality patient care. At one point throughout the summer I had newly hired employees shadow me and learn about my job. In a situation like this, skills on problem solving when being asked questions would have been beneficial. In addition, skills in effective communication and facilitation techniques would prove to be favourable. I want to be comfortable and confident in a position of leadership. By developing essential leadership skills, I hope to be able to apply for positions of management and leadership and be confident in my skill set. As well, by taking this course and actively participating, I hope to gain knowledge, skills and attributes that will benefit me greatly in my future career in health …show more content…
According to Cox (2016), leadership is a person’s ability to intentionally influence other people resulting in structure, facilitation, guidance and relationship building for team members. Displaying effective leadership skills means being able to adapt to changing environment and inspire other to meet a collective goal (Cox, 2016). Necessary skills that a leader must display include the ability to be flexible, build trust, incorporate interpersonal skills and mentor team members to be an effective leader. Being able to effectively display my leadership qualities it will be necessary for my future career. Focusing on my current traits, behaviours and attributes of leadership that I display I take on the role in most group projects of delegating tasks and drawing on team members strengths. Team members count on me for new ideas and perspective when working on a project and ensuring tasks are complete. I also see myself as a proactive listener with the ability to take on the problems of my team members in order to help solve them. Another trait that I feel I have is the ability to be positive and motivate others to achieve a task. I have been told that I am a positive person that others look up to. To demonstrate this, as a senior day camp leader my manager gave me the task for helping to train new leaders. I was able to guide the new day camp leaders in the planning process for day camp. This allowed me to

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