form of transportation was with my uncle, my work schedule had to be consistent with his. This means 14 hours a day and 7 days a week. Due to being my first employment, my commitment to work proved to be extremely difficult and depressing. I was jealous that all my friends and siblings was enjoying their summer and was on the brink of giving up. However, my desire to completing my goal and the need to feel accomplish motivated me to stay until the end summer. Finally, the traits that I’m neutral or in disagreement with are: articulate, perceptive, self- confident, self-assured, and outgoing. I feel my level of agreeableness on these traits is influenced by my level of confidence. I have always been afraid of voicing my ideas due to my fear of rejection or sounding unintelligent. As a result, my sensitivity to other’s opinions hinders level of confidence. However, I intend to work on my level of confidence in order to aid in this aspect of leadership. Moving on to the Skills Inventory, my assessment on leadership skills indicates that I scored the highest in technical skills (28), with human skill placing second place (26). The skill I score the lowest is my ability in conceptualization. The leadership skills I have developed
P a g e | 11 compliments my personality. My nature in being determined, persistent and diligent has allow me to work hard in obtaining many technical skills in order to achieve my goals. Hence, I’ve always had a high aptitude for learning quickly and following instructions. In addition, my empathic and easygoing personality has allowed me to value the opinions of others which helps me build relationships easier. Lastly, my weakest skill is most closely related to the area of thinking outside the box and about abstract ideas. In conclusion, the results from these leadership instruments helped me examined where I stand in my current leadership abilities and my capacity to be a leader. These assessment has allowed me to have a more in-depth understanding of where my strengths and weaknesses lie. As a result, I have come to a conclusion that one of my weakest traits are both creativity and communication. Moving forward, to improve my ability to think creatively while also understanding both abstract ideas and complicated processes, I need to look at a picture as a whole rather than just seeing parts of it. This can be done by talking with others and gaining their perspectives. Activities such as volunteering or learning a new hobby can help to expand my awareness of the world and open my point of view to different ways of thinking. Additionally, not only will these action improve my conceptual skills, they will boost my level of confidence and communication skill. Overall, I will take this as an opportunity to further my leadership ability and increase my capacity to be a leader.
P a g e | 12 PLP FOUR LEADERSHIP STYLES AND APPROACHES The frameworks for effective leadership doe not strictly emphasize on the personal characteristics of the leader or his or her capabilities. Due to the complexity of human nature, there are as many approaches to leadership as there are leaders. Hence, to understand these
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