A. My top five strengths were Harmony, Learner, Discipline, Focus, and Restorative. Each strength is important part of who I am as a leader.
My number one strength is harmony. While initially I felt that harmony was not my number one strength, as a leader, I have come to realize how harmony plays an important role in my life. As an individual, I strive to make people get along. Harmony is the foundation to my perspective on life. I have always believed that everyone should be able to live their lives however they see fit. I think I have developed this attitude of “live and let live” because I want there to be harmony. I apply this attitude when dealing with residents or when dealing with the opinions of others.
My second strength is “Learner”. Learning is a large part of my life. As a student, I learn everyday. I can use my desire to learn to better myself and others. Whether I am learning about anatomy or I am learning life experience, I will always be able to apply learning in my life to make myself grow and to help others grow.
My third strength is discipline. Discipline is what allows me to be methodical in everything I do. I work with a plan so I can execute the task efficiently. With this type of structure I can problem solve and be precise with everything I do. This could be applied at work, in an incident, at school, or in everyday life.
Focus makes me goal oriented. In combination with discipline I am both a big picture and detail oriented person. If I have an objective I will be able to achieve it because of my strength in focus. Focus can be applied with assignments for work or general life. Having a long term plan for action leads to results.
Restorative is my final strength. Restorative allows me to problem solve. When combined with my other strengths I can find problems among people and fix them (Harmony) or I can find problems in life that will ultimately need a goal to be set (Focus). I could also apply learning to my restorative tendency and use an situation as a lesson and then work to solve the problem.
B. Throughout the course of Leadership And Enrichment Development, I have pin pointed my values. I value responsibility, accountability, and kindness. These impact me as a leader because I am able to be a strong and kind leader.
C. I believe leadership is the ability to guide others through a task. I think an important part of being a leader is to help your followers grow to become strong leaders while guiding them through their tasks. I think good leaders use their followers strengths to make their team full strong in every area. A good leader also helps their followers work on their weaknesses. I think my view of leadership has changed a lot because of LEAD. LEAD has taught me that everyone has different strengths. Each strength is equally as valued as the other and that you should use people’s top strengths to make the group better.
D. LEAD has taught me a lot of useful life skills including networking, resume building, and mediation. I feel that LEAD has allowed me to view myself as a leader. LEAD has cultivated me into the leader I wanted to be. I didn’t know that I could the leader I am today. I hope to use my new found leadership skills in nursing. I hope to use my skills beyond myself and help others find their inner leader.