Special Skills Having a special skill set is vital to being a leader and can determine what kind of leader you will end up being and where you will lead. I have a few special skills that will help me in my leadership role. My special skills are perceptiveness, quick-learner, as well as received my Ontario General Insurance Licence (See appendix A). My Ontario General Insurance Licence allows me to sell and manage insurance. Without this licence you are not legally allowed to sell or even talk about insurance with a client. The exam itself takes a lot of preparation and one must receive a seventy-five percentage or higher to pass. I was able to complete this task in one attempt compared to the multiple attempts it takes for most people. This has really set me apart and allows me to have that extra knowledge and certification than most leaders. This will help my leadership abilities because it legally allows me to do more as well as the extra knowledge I have from actually attaining the certification. However there is always room to grow and there are many different certifications that I can attain and develop from. There are a few different insurance licences that I could complete and receive to further grow my leadership abilities. This will help me develop my knowledge as an individual as well as enhance my leadership capabilities from an organizations and community
standpoint. The community will see me as a leader in this field because I have the certification and experience to be trusted and confided in. My perceptiveness is something I personally value and look for in others. I look highly upon someone who is aware of their surroundings above and beyond the average. I believe that being perceptive allows for enhanced and better decisions because you know and understand what is happening all around you. The best example of this is something we do every day, driving. If a driver is perceptive then they will be able to make the ideal decision in their situation. For example a perceptive driver will notice a car gaining on them in their rear view mirror and move out of that lane (if possible) to allow them to pass. Simple things like this show how an individual can be perceptive. There are obviously many more driving examples but to stop me from ranting the one will do. Lastly one of my greatest assets is my ability to learn quickly. I mention this to every employer and hopefully proved it to them within the first few weeks of employment. Being a quick-learner allows me to, as a leader, be able to adapt quickly in different situation and with dealing with different types of people. There is constantly a growth in this trait because you are always learning and more knowledge allows for quicker results. This creates an ideal environment as an individual because it really helps with being able to deal with a wide variety of organizational and community tasks and problems.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 20 pages?
- Fall '13
- Mercedes-Benz, Business development intern, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Brian Hughes