I am sincerely honoured and appreciative that I have been selected as a possible recipient of the Schulich Leader Scholarship. Becoming a great leader takes time and experience to cultivate. It means creating a path forward inspiring myself and others to be the best they can be. I believe that I would be an excellent Schulich Leader because I want to make a difference by helping others. With the resources that would be provided to me by being a Schulich leader, I would be able to help others to the maximum of my abilities.
What are the qualities of an effective leader? As well as providing direction, inspiration, and empowerment, effective leaders evince courage, passion, confidence, dedication, and aspiration. They stimulate the strengths and talents of their followers and build teams committed to attain common goals. Being insightful can help a leader be more effective in communication to know the needs of their team. The most effective leaders have goals in common with their followers.
Just like my identity, I think each individual is a work in progress and packed with possibilities. I am inclined to make sacrifices that benefit others and put their needs before mine. It is difficult for me to “blow things off” because letting people down is one of my biggest fears. I value others and put them in high regard, and this has helped me become a more loyal and genuine person. My friends constantly come to me for advice knowing that I am willing to listen and help them however I can.
The first and most important reason is the learning experience that being an area officer would provide. Second, is the opportunity to develop and better my leadership skills. The third and final reason why I want to be an Area 15 FFA officer, is to learn skills and knowledge that I can in turn use to help benefit my
Quotes such as “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” , “Change your thoughts and change your world” and “Believe you can and you’re halfway there” all inspire me and keep me in a positive frame of mind as well as the words and meanings from these quotes match up with many of my beliefs. There are also people who inspire me to do better such as my parents who have instilled many great values and belief systems in my life and also lead by such a great example. I also believe in honesty from other people as trust plays a big part in my life. I believe that having a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and this is why I enjoy sport , particularly cricket. I enjoy playing sport because I strongly believe that
I believe being a Resident Assistant will provide an opportunity for me to develop solid leadership skills. One of many reasons being an RA stood out to me is the involvement I will have with students, I love getting to know new people therefore I believe an RA position will be an opportunity to develop profound relationship.
As a team member I was able to present myself and was able to put my views and ideas. This project helped me to understand myself better and I realised that I can work in any situation with anyone. I will always try to work in similar collaborative approach and try to improvise myself. It was a good learning opportunity for me. I have gained experience and skills from my teammates during the project.
Volunteering is an opportunity to make a lasting contribution in the community. Through this rewarding experience, I not only gained my service hours, but I also was able to contribute a connection with the faculty. I could always go back to them for additional support or advice. Interacting with them enhanced my communication skills. Despite all of this, I noticed how much I enjoyed interacting with children and the faculty.
There are many things that we can learn if we are a leader since leadership like education is also a continuing process of developing oneself, what I like best in practicing leadership is the ability to handle people because a leader is responsible for the welfare and development of his people and always accountable for every decisions made. Actually, in a short period of time that I handle people is a great achievement and memorable experience, handling people is not an easy duty. With this experience I honed my communication skills, how to interact with people, how to talk and listen to comments and suggestions of people and most of all how to weigh in the ideas in order to come up with the right decision. My experience in leadership has