Leadership Essay

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Leadership Essay To me, leadership does not necessarily mean accumulating as many titles as possible in school activities; I feel that one leads through his dedication, actions, and contributions. I have always tried to lead in almost everything I set out to do. I feel I have been successful at that. Superficially, I have earned such titles as president of Men of Excellence and the National German Honor Society at my school, Co-Captain of the Varsity Wrestling Team, and the senior varsity speaker in Forensics. However, those titles don’t even begin to tell the story of my abilities as a leader. They don’t reveal how I volunteered to help feed homeless children sheltering in neighborhood elementary schools and cooking the snacks necessary to bring for them when no one else wanted to, they don’t reveal how I went out of my way to receive five Men of Excellence members to our “Adopt-A-Highway” project and drove all around my hometown to get us to where we needed to be and back to their homes, they don’t reveal how I aid young wrestlers
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Unformatted text preview: with their technique and strength so they can have the same success I was lucky enough to enjoy, they don’t reveal how my rich and deep voice is being overworked as a first year in Forensics to earn my school several Speech Awards come Districts, and they don’t reveal all the effort I put into learning my lines and acquiring a good stage presence for Fences, my first stage production ever, so I wouldn’t single-handedly jeopardize the whole show with my lack of experience. All those actions stress the quality I feel is most important in a leader, dedication. With dedication comes hard work and the ability to seek out solutions when problems get in the way, whether they be improvising when dropping the smallest of props on stage or shouting out to crowds during a parade to provide entertainment for my float. Because of this dedication, taking charge is second nature for me. People are always willing to follow one with a clear sense of direction....
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2011 for the course ENG 104 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '10 term at Virginia Tech.

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