Always Learning: Lessons Learned In Leadership

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Always Learning In the simplest of terms: leaders lead. They recognize when a situation requires their control or influence. Through a combination of instinct, critical thinking, organization, and implementation, the leader guides their allies and manages the situation. In events that require quick thinking and action, a leader will feel comfortable sharing their influence and stand out amongst a crowd. This has been a familiar scenario for me from as far back as elementary school; I always lead group projects, volunteered to present in front of the class, and take on extra responsibilities simply because I knew I could do the best job. Volunteering was fun and success was attainable with my plans. When I was younger I never thought much …show more content…
My mom taught me the values of community service at a young age and I grew up working various charities, fundraisers, and service days. I understood the importance of giving back and recognized my passion to help those in need. Nonetheless, I always strived to do more for myself and in 2012 I became a Reservist with the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard provided me with irreplaceable experiences where I learned the true meanings of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. All of this knowledge translated to my civilian life where I exceled in my classes and received my Bachelors of Communications from California State University, Channel Islands. My instinct and experiences have given me invaluable leadership already, but I am not done learning. The Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Phoenix will provide me with the education I desire to be a stronger public figure and role …show more content…
I am in charge of managing my staff, organizing Club finances, enhancing community partnerships, and implementing successful programs and events. There are many hats that a leader needs to wear in order to run a successful non-profit. A true leader, however, has the ability to manage themselves as well as their organization. Skills such as time management, strong interpersonal communications, and a clear head under pressure are crucial but instinctual when the leader knows what is best. The Master of Public Administration degree would enhance all of these skills and teach me so many more. With this degree, I will have a greater understanding of public policies, both local and global, and how they impact different aspects of running a non-profit. With real-world insight to different organizational styles and management techniques, I know that I will grow as a director in many

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