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This type of situational mentality from the group

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This type of situational mentality from the group lead to a very positive and comfortable comfort level during the activities. I personally didn’t feel like I was taking too much control or that I was sitting back and letting someone else do all the work either. I feel very comfortable with my role as is and I think that lead to a more enjoyable comfort level during the activities. The activities were designed in a good way to not take people too far out of their comfort zones. For example, when I was taken out of my comfort zone during the drawing activity Amanda did a great job of stepping up and becoming the situational leader because she had done something similar before. With having her take a more prominent leader role and myself stepping back and becoming more of a follower during this particular activity I was able to learn how to navigate my way through the assignment and found myself feeling very comfortable with it and voicing my opinion during it once I understood what was needed to be done. My group did a particularly good job of working well together by having fluid and respectable dialogue during all of the activities. Something I touched on earlier was Amanda’s ability to step up and take control of the drawing activity. She knew more than the rest of us on how we should attack and start the activity because she had already done something similar to it before. When she stepped up and became that situational leader she was kind of hesitant at the start by using phrases like “I think we should try this” or “maybe we could do this” but as soon as she realized the rest of the group was struggling to actually come together and do the drawing the correct way she quickly changed her tone to more of a “do this” or “we’ll start here and go that direction” style of leadership, it was exactly what we needed for that particular activity. This
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was good because our group was dysfunctional at the beginning and with multiple people voicing opinions we weren’t really getting anywhere productive and so when she really took control our group worked a lot more together than it had at the start. Another example of leadership was during the card activity where you had to guess what came next. Kelly did a good job of stepping up and making a suggestion about what kind of strategy we should implement and this helped our group to become more organized about how we wanted to complete the activity. I would definitely say our group seemed way more engaged during the various activities than in the classroom. An example of this would be the Lego activity that we completed in the
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