I really would like to improve myself and make better use of my time. I should take responsibility as an adult and realize you do not always have time for hobbies and fun. Several instances you have to do the right things and accomplish what needs to be done. I think that my goal is stated very positive. The things that I am striving for not only help me now but they can and will help in the future.
Leadership is a goal that I hope to achieve one day… soon hopefully. I guess the way I was educated at school and at home imposed certain limitations on how I viewed (and still view) myself. Let me admit bluntly that I don’t see myself as a leader, or as worthy, or as smart, or as interesting, I mainly think of myself as average in almost everything (I am definitely disclosing my inner thoughts here, and I am also having an aha moment in which I am increasing my self-awareness and my perception. )…
I do expect that there may be moments that I might be sent to run unnecessary chores, but that’s understandable. I will also most likely be asked to do boring paperwork a well, which I am fine with, but I do not want that to be the entirety of my internship. I want to be able to leave my internship feeling accomplished and satisfied. I want to learn something, make new connections, make my voice heard, etc… I want to have made some impact, positive of course. When it comes to where there are many options that peak my interest.
It is somewhat similar to APA which I have used in the past, but has some contrasting differences that makes it standout on its own. I like to think I have given a good amount of effective review to my peers so far; which is something that has really developed during the duration of this course. In high school I always struggled at telling others what should be done to create an effective paper because I was more sensitive and afraid of hurting others feelings. Now, I have come to the realization of how
In this course I became more introspective about my current leadership roles and the tweaks I could make to communicate more effectively and be a “better” leader In this course I discovered to better understand the beliefs of others and understand how what you do can impact others. Self-awareness is a huge part of it is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self-Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment. Motivating others requires making others feel understood, leadership is not just a cliché about leading by example or other vague tenet, it involves more interaction and engagement. I think the most important thing that I learned was how to understand my own motivations / emotions and how to find
In general—even prior to my communications class—I consider myself a skilled communicator and a friend that is more than willing to listen to someone’s struggles; however, I did not recognize how much psychology was behind the way we communicate. Prior to registering for the class I knew I had areas to improve upon such as body language, lack of self-disclosure, and attribution, all of which I created plans to therefore enhance, but I had no doubt in my capabilities to be empathetic, skillful at solving conflict, and confident while speaking in front of others. Throughout the class I realized that more often than my words,
Like for example, I would simulate and speculate what is the outcome if I have taken step A rather than step B, or maybe one of my employees are better at step A than I am. This way, it allows me to foresee the compatibility between the individual and the task, allowing me to get the most satisfying result. Although, there are some issues that arise from using this approach. To myself, it may not see as much, but, to the newer staffs, they see favoritism. The result of their assumptions affects the team spirit and motivation in working.
We spend most of time with peers and always talk each other. We are willing to listen their advices and implement. Thus, if they give a wrong advice or some messages that make me frustrated, it will decrease my self-esteem. For instance, when I have argue with others, my friend’s advices will become important due to I will consider and listen their advices. If the advices are not suitable to solve problems, it will make more misunderstanding between me and the person who have argue with me.
In the beginning, I was asked to sit with multiple adults, but was not told of their needs or accommodations. When I tried to socialize with them or help them, they would either react negatively or stare at me confused. I found this challenging for both the participant and myself because the participant is placed with a stranger and is expected to respect and follow along what they are telling/asking them to do, and the instructor goes in empty handed, not knowing anything about the student’s needs or learning style (they can have poor vision, cultural differences, language barriers, physical/intellectual disabilities). Another challenge I encountered was with the teaching methods from the instructor of the literacy program. We shared different beliefs in teaching and I found her methods to be very “by the book” and unengaging for the participants.
Moreover to be an effective leader, we need to work along with the team mates and support them whenever they need it. One more thing that I have learnt while working in my previous organization is, to be a successful manager we must be able to effectively communicate our ideas to others. Being able to communicate doesn’t mean being over extrovert, but a good blend of introversion and extroversion must be there. Initially I was a bit reserved person, but after I came to job and realized that this characteristic of mine is effecting my performance, I decided to improve myself so that I can effectively communicate my ideas to others. Although apart from the above