Presentation on theme: "LEADERSHIP REFLECTION: A PERSONAL MISSION By: Rachel Barto."— Presentation transcript:
LEADERSHIP REFLECTION: A PERSONAL MISSION By: Rachel Barto
MY MISSION STATEMENT My goals, for not only leadership, but for life in general involve equality for all. All my life, I’ve been very interested in civil right of all types of people, may they be black, white, gay, straight, democrat, or republican, I strongly believe in the acceptance of everyone. I feel as though our nation would thrive if we could embrace equality.
FROM THE READING Northouse says, “Authentic leadership develops in people over a lifetime and can be triggered by major life events, such as severe illness or a new career.” For me, becoming a color guard captain my senior year of high school really formed my authentic leadership style. I realized how I wanted to lead my guard and how I wanted them to interact with me.
FROM THE READING CONT. Northouse also states, “Authentic leaders understand their own values and behave toward others based on these values.” They have a “true north” and know “where they are going.” I’ve always had a general sense of where I wanted to go in life and how I wanted to be perceived. I knew being a follower would not last long for me, because I loved guiding people in the right direction. However, I don’t feel like I behave towards other based on my views. Being a leader means you understand everyone’s personal views and values and doing nothing to disrespect them. Instead of behaving towards them in a certain way, I try to hear what they have to say.
QUESTIONS THAT ARISE Sometimes I question myself with: “Am I doing everything in my power to try to make this world a better place?” Or “What else can I do to advocate for world problems that are important to me?” I struggle with finding answers to these rhetorical questions because well, I’m just a kid. However, age is only a number, and if I want to start somewhere, it starts now.
CONCLUSION Moving forward with my life means learning from my mistakes and weaving them into my leadership. I wish to continue my life with: Confidence To stand up for what I believe in. Hope To continue fighting and believing that our world can become one. Optimism To guide any followers I may have with a positive outlook on life. Resilience To keep going no matter what obstacles I may face.