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I believe that a good leader constitutes a mixture of traits and can connect with a variety of people. While they are leading, they are considerate and set a good example for those around them. Leaders work well with others and are always encouraging people
In Leadership Academy I hope to gain new skills that make me a more rounded person as well as learn to recognize and include those who feel outcast in group or team situations.
A good leader to me is one that knows when to lead and when to step back and allow others to lead. They are honest, see the value in vulnerability, are an effective communicator, accountable and able to make decisions. Not only this, but they're also good at delegating duties to others, not only to make sure they're giving their full focus to the projects they're working on, but to give others the opportunity to lead.
Through the Leadership Academy, I'm looking forward to gaining more knowledge on leadership in general, but more specifically, conflict resolution skills, delegation techniques, and being able to identify and understand how to work with people with varying view points and perspectives. I'm excited to gain new connections and get more involved within my institution and community.
I think that in order to be a good leader, you need to be a well-rounded person. Granted, I believe that there are many different ways to be a good leader, but they all require some base ingredients of integrity, the ability to delegate, confidence, and the drive to ensure all members of the group are heard.
From my experiences in the Leadership Academy, I really hope to elevate my current skills as well as develop some that I have yet to establish. I also hope to build connections with my cohort, learn valuable lessons and advice from my mentor, and discover different ways that I can continue to better myself.
I am very excited to learn more about myself and gain skills on how to become a better leader. I hope to take the skills and knowledge learned from this year and put them into play in my future career.
I believe a good leader has a humble servant's heart. Their motivation to lead is to see others grow and succeed.
In Leadership Academy, I hope to build new friendships with the other fellows and gain professional connections. I also hope to expand my skills in communicating my ideas to influence others.
A good leader is someone willing to make something happen in order to serve others and set a positive example, while also communicating, encouraging, and motivating those around them to do the same thing better than what was done before.
I hope that Leadership Academy and the journey that comes along with it allows me to gain the ability to take a leap of faith and jump out of my comfort zone to better myself as an individual.
My long-term goals are to become a high school agriculture educator and provide a successful/positive experience within the FFA organization.
I think the characteristics of a good leader include: a wareness of other people’s emotions, understanding of their own biases and limitations, and caring of those that are being led.
What I hope to gain from the Leadership Academy experience is a more well-rounded approach and development of my leadership abilities; such as improving/understanding the aspects of leadership that I may have difficulties with and honing the leadership skills that are more natural to me.
What makes me a good leader is my ability to pull on people's strengths to create the best outcome the team is capable of producing. Additionally, I believe in leading by example. To inspire others to excel, I fully dedicate myself to the project as I would like them to do. Through Leadership Academy, I want to gain confidence as a leader and therefore have respect from the team I am leading.
Being a good leader is situational, however there are certain characteristics that carry across the different leadership styles. Knowing when to step up, and when to step back. Having a good gauge of strengths and weaknesses of your followers. Strong personal morals.
Through the Leadership Academy, I would like to build on my strengths and strengthen my weaknesses. Growing alongside my cohorts, I hope to see others transform and learn from them.
I think that good leaders are able to give and take feedback, are passionate and work hard with others, and are responsible to take action. I also think that good leaders are able to develop and grow within their roles.
While in the Leadership Academy, I hope to develop professional and leadership skills that will help me in my future career. I also hope to grow in my relationships and learn to work with others more effectively and efficiently. I am excited to work with my mentor throughout the year as they help me set and achieve goals.
In my opinion, qualities that make a good leader include but are not limited to empathy, drive, respect, understanding and responsibility. A good leader sees what others excel in and uses their strengths to make themselves and their peers better through pursuing continued growth.
I hope to build relationships within the Leadership Academy cohort and build friendships with the other students as well as the faculty and mentors. I hope to gain both leadership and life skills from the people that I meet through this program.
I believe a good leader is one that leads by example in all they do. I think this is more important than any other leadership quality. If a leader isn't leading by example and living in the ways they expect their followers to, they aren't really leading.
From Leadership Academy, I hope to hone the leadership skills that I am already gifted with, as well as develop new ones that will make me a more effective leader in the workplace and life after college. I want to be an effective and efficient leader in all areas of my life.
I believe that a key distinguisher of a good leader is someone who is not leading for their own self gain but leading for the purpose of accomplishing a larger goal.
During my time in the Leadership Academy, I would love to see myself expand both my personal and professional network, learn from my peers, and improve on a range of leadership related skills that will not only help me in the work force, but also help me in my day to day interactions as well.