My Leadership Philosophy

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Leadership- what is it? There are several different definitions. The dictionary defines Leadership as “…The capacity or ability to lead” or ”Guidance; Direction”. Many people think it is simply about being successful, but it comes down to more than that. Leaders are those people that use their skills in leadership to make a difference: presidents, teachers, etc… It is not a skill that can simply be picked up from reading a book; leadership skills are gained through experience, things such as public speaking or organizing an event. The real meaning of leadership is having an impression on others, possibly inspiring their decisions. Those who are not leaders are followers. A follower, as defined by the dictionary, is “One who subscribes to the teachings or methods of another.” Maybe having followers is a sign of good leadership. A leader must have good communication skills and if that person is not open-minded, unwilling to accept the ideas…show more content…
I often take charge in group activities in school by leading the team on the concept and possible outcomes of the activity. Being a leader lets me make decisions on my own and not get upset or worried that people won’t always agree with me. Also I feel that I show my leadership each day at school when I help and support those around me. Whether it be a fellow student in need or a teacher looking for a volunteer to help them, I am always willing to lend a hand. I feel that one of my strongest character traits is my compassion. I am always thinking of others and worrying about them. To me, character means doing good things for other people to help them and not just to make yourself look good, and going forward I hope to do good deeds for other people and be a leader and a role model. I am always honest and always strive to help others out and I hope to improve my leadership skills even more going

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