Strengths And Weaknesses Of A Leader Essay

1140 Words May 4th, 2016 null Page
As a leader is it important to know and own up to your strengths and weaknesses. Armed with this information one can build up their strengths and work towards eliminating their weaknesses. For myself, I asked friends to verify what my strengths and weaknesses are. This is what we agreed upon: my strengths include being personable and friendly, and a good listener; for my weaknesses I do not know when to say no, and my use of sarcasm may offend people who do not know me well. There are a few things that I can do to learn to say no, and to reduce my sarcasm when it comes to new people. When talking to two of my friends I asked them separately what my strengths were, they both said almost in the same order that I was very personable and friendly, then they said I am a good listener. The funny thing about this, is these were the strengths I had picked out for myself. Because my friends picked out these qualities just as I had, it gives me conformation that these are truly some of my greater strengths. Some examples I can think of when it comes to being personable and friendly include making friends with Matt because I asked him to hit his hacky sack towards me, for my friend Trey, it was asking him how his golf tournament went, and with my best friend Taylor it was meeting her for the first time and going in for a hug, not just a hand shake. Because I am friendly and nice people are more willing to do things for me and are more likely to put a little more effort into a task…

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