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Lee Management 355: Leadership and Change in Organizations Self-Reflection and Leadership Action Plan – Part 1 I chose to interview my mom and club soccer coach because I know they will tell me how it is as well as knowing me at my best and worst times. While hearing my strengths from them, I also inquired what they felt my weaknesses were as a leader. A recurring theme showcasing my strengths came from my interactions on the soccer pitch. I am unsurprised with this theme because this setting is where I have found I am truly myself. Recognizing that I was truly myself on the soccer field when I was younger, I incorporated that to become the confident person I am today. My three strengths are my gregarious personality; ability to see the whole picture and simultaneously be detail orientated; and remaining calm during stressful situations. In general, I know I am outgoing and friendly because I love meeting new people, but I didn’t see it as a strength – I saw it more as a part of my personality. During practices, my coach saw me floating between the different cliques on the team; friends with everyone, welcoming and befriending new teammates, and wanting to make sure the quiet girls felt included. Looking back, I realize that by doing that, I ensured cohesiveness on and off the field, where the quieter and new teammates would not only be comfortable with the rest of the team, but feel confident in their abilities as well as not being intimidated by some of the friendships that were formed years ago. I am also surprised to hear a strength of mine is remaining calm during stressful situations. I have been told I have a terrible poker face, so I thought that my face would relay all of my internal emotions during those stressful times. Although after hearing the examples my coach gave me when I interviewed him, I realize that I am able to remain level-headed in situations where others 1
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Lee are more inclined to freak out; mainly because I will look at the situation as a whole and assess it, figuring out what needs to be done and how it can be avoided in the future. My three challenge areas will be difficult to improve as many of these traits are what I have done for years but I know by improving these areas, it will make me a better leader. One challenge I face is my drive to succeed regardless of time constraints. This is particularly challenging because I enjoy being given a problem and thinking of ways to solve the problem.
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  • Fall '13
  • FELDSTEIN,STEVEN
  • Management, Want, Jessica Lee

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