Personal Statement: Becoming A Leader

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To lead others isn’t an easy task. Becoming a leader is an even harder task but once you embrace your natural leadership abilities, skills and lifestyle it becomes one with you. When I was concluding my first year in preschool, my parents were considering either moving me to kindergarten for the following year or stay in preschool for another year. With the guidance of my preschool teachers, my parents decided to keep me for one more year before heading to. The reasoning behind it being they had observed me in the class and noticed at the age of 5 I was already a leader. I cooperated with others, did what I was supposed to do and acted with kindness to all. My teachers believed that if my parents had chosen to move me to kindergarten after …show more content…
I was involved in every part of my school ranging from teacher assistant, A.S.B Secretary, class officer, tour guide for new students and student involvement activities around our campus. Once I graduated I asked myself, “What now?” What am I going to do with myself in college? How am I going to manage my free time now that I have some? Now after my first semester at PLU I have answers to those questions. I have gained friendships that will last a lifetime, set a role of myself on the basketball team and managed my time wisely. Being an athlete and having being on several sports teams I believe a team is a true reflection of leadership. Everyone has their own role on the team and what they help contribute to. Though only 11, 5 or 9 players are playing at once, you need the whole team to work as a “well-oiled machine” to be successful. Coming into our basketball program as a first year student-athlete, I was timid. Being a “freshman” again took over me and hid my leadership abilities. It wasn’t until after the first couple weeks of practices and interactions with the team that I felt myself be “Lauren” again: the natural, outspoken, positive leader. Right there is where I achieved a goal of mine for this year of college. I was able to maintain that special something about myself to be that leader that influences other indirectly and is a positive example to my peers, teammates and friends. This is a direct comparison to …show more content…
analysis for our own business venture project, our own personal analysis and looked at other firm’s analysis as well. Reflecting back on my personal S.W.O.T., I found myself altering my analysis in almost every category. My strengths include paying attention to detail, listening to others and doing my part in a group project to the best of my ability. On the other hand, my weaknesses occur when I have to make an executive decision for a group and being confident in my work. Over the course of this semester I would eliminate making executive decisions away from my weaknesses. The Student Leadership Challenge book made me realize that in a group we are all valuable and if a situation arises and I would have to make a decision on behalf of the whole group then I need to confidently made that decision because I would already be on the same page as the rest of my group members and can rely on them to support whatever decision it is. I always believe that there is room for improvement in whatever you are involved in. My opportunities include being a natural leader and helping others around me, doing things accurately and thoroughly, and sharing my knowledge and personal experiences with my peers. In a group setting, everyone’s story is different and their knowledge is a reflection of this situations that they have gone through to get them to where they are today. With the moments in my life that have influenced me or set

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