The Importance Of Leadership In Leadership

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1._____ Share a personal challenge that you set for yourself. Why was the challenge important and what was your success at meeting the challenge? A personal challenge I had in my early professional years was speaking in front of large audiences. I would get nervous and began to tremble. It was different than speaking in front of my peers or family. You get one chance to make a first impression. It was important to me to overcome this fear so I committed myself to completing tasks outside of my comfort zone that would push me to practice. Being vulnerable and sharing my fears gave me strength and insurmountable courage. My motivation was internal and I often thought, “60 seconds of insane courage can change my life and the lives of others if I dare to speak confidently.” Speaking in front of crowds now is natural for me.
2._____ What strengths do you have that would be helpful in a leadership capacity? Self-awareness, integrity and positivity are three strengths I possess that would be helpful in a leadership capacity. My ability to be self-aware has allowed me to leverage relationships to gain buy-in from children, teachers and families to reach meaningful school goals. I live by the quote, “Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching (George Van Valkenburg).” I strongly believe that integrity is a strength because it takes commitment. It is easy to take short cuts or to be dishonest. You have to be focused, committed and morally

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