Self Portrait Essay

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1. What does your best-self portrait look like? What does your developmental self-portrait look like? What examples and stories best illustrated each? After receiving feedback from the people who have observed me in a leadership position, it is clear to me my best-self portrait is a leader who leads by example, takes initiative and is very reliable. A large majority of my friend’s and family’s responses centered around the idea that my hard work ethnic inspires them to follow my lead and try to meet the goals that I set out for the group. Many of my respondents highlighted these attributes through the extensive campus improvement projects I did as Junior Class President, my revival of the once dormant Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) and the …show more content…
When I delegated the tasks to the committee members, I left most of the important time-consuming matters for myself and gave my members more simple matters to complete. I asked them to interview class members to hear what they wanted to see in the new improved space and asked them to find which new beach volleyball lines we could install. After a week 's time, the committee members only ended up asking three people about the Walker Beach Initiative and didn 't follow through on researching the best type of beach volleyball lines for our court. Instead of critiquing the members, giving them new deadlines for the task and more clear directions on how to complete the goal, I simply said “No problem, thanks for the start. I’ll take it from here.” Then I only proceeded to use the Junior Class Committee as a sounding board for my ideas and didn 't ask them to be involved in any other way. I thought they didn 't care enough about the project to prioritize this task, and I didn 't want to burden them with more activities on top of their already busy schedules. In the end, the project was completed in a timely and cost effective manner and many students were impressed with the work I had done. But it also meant that I was the only person sending lots of e-mails, presenting the idea to college administrators and making sure all of the finishing touches were followed through with (personally digging up holes for the new volleyball lines and piecing together the furniture that was ordered). This project took away crucial time away from school, football and my friends. If I had committed myself to working with my Junior Class Committee, I would have accomplished this goal at a much faster rate, with more sleep and more time for my other

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