Personal Narrative: My Personal Leadership Development

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The Personal Leadership Development Plan modules have given me an understanding of the various qualities that make up an effective leader. I have learned what type of leader I am and what I need to do to become the best I can. Additionally, I have been able to identify my weak areas. I believe I am a team leader with some transformational leader qualities, and I need to work on active listening, intellectual stimulation, informational power, and feedback. I realize the importance of our mission but also value relationships. I am not necessarily friends with everybody, but I am generally well-liked. I strive to make sure everyone contributes and pulls their weight. I value each individual for the strengths they possess and recognize their…show more content…
They have to know their voice is heard and their opinions matter. They also need to be trained and developed. Due to my rank and position in Quality Assurance, I am looked to as an expert in my career field. I am very fortunate to be able to use my expertise to help not only those in my office, but nearly a hundred others from across the squadron I inspect. With expertise comes respect- as long as you use it correctly. I help others by teaching them tasks and deciphering regulations. I believe this is one of the reasons they respect me. I also believe I am an effective negotiator based on my trustworthiness and willingness to seek out information that can help either side come up with viable options. Negotiating is part of nearly everything we do, whether it’s leave, schedules, workplace disputes, or simply assigning tasks. Just because I view myself as a good leader does not mean I am a perfect leader. This course has helped me see what I need to focus on in order to become more effective. It has also forced me to think about how I want to be perceived by others. To be honest, I never gave much thought about how others perceive me. I do the right thing, work hard, and remain professional, so I didn’t think there was any reason to worry about it. I now know that isn’t the…show more content…
I want them see an NCO who puts principle and purpose first and second, but also cares about them. I want them to know without a doubt that my actions are based on the Core Values. They need to know that I am all about doing the right thing, getting the job done, and developing them. Most importantly, I want to be the type of leader they aspire to be. Additionally, I want my supervisors to see me as the type of NCO that they never have to worry about. I want them to have complete faith that I will give my subordinates the support, motivation, training, and discipline they
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