My Definition Of Leadership In A Community

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Every Leader has his or her own idea of what leadership is, but not everyone thinks the same way. In general, Leaders are those who know how to create a vision, achieve goals and motivate people along the way. My definition of leadership is having the ability to create a vision, motivate people to work collaboratively toward achieving a common objective. I found that my participation in the Service Learning project was enlightening and had a positive effect on my life as a whole. I appreciated the invigoration that I felt as I involved myself in hands-on service to others and for the greater good of the community as a whole. Leadership must be service oriented. Instead of focusing on what’s in it for you, it is important to focus instead on…show more content…
First, I volunteered at the Faith Academy which attempts to create a community where children love learning and grow in their love for God and partners with families in build a solid foundation with which they will use as their foundation to help carry them throughout their lives. My personal mission was to teach a bible study course to help instill strong ethics in values in the lives of the children that I was in contact with. I strove to exude confidence in the young men and women that I touched with messages from the gospel in order to help the community and elevate themselves and the community in which they lived. I enjoyed having the opportunity to help change their lives from thinking only of themselves to thinking how they could impact their community for the greater good. My personal Leadership style is a Servant Leadership style whereby I try to serve the children that I was in contact with laughter as well as by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. One of the strengths from the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assignment that I used with the children is my Futuristic Theme. I fought hard to get the children to dream about a better life and focus on what they can do to individually shape the future of their lives as well as have a positive effect on the community as a whole. I helped teach them to be dreamers of what the world could…show more content…
This experience allowed me to exert my strength of empathy. The moment that I arrived, seeing the long lines of people waiting to enter the soup kitchen, I found myself able to feel as though their feelings were my own. I was able to anticipate their needs and was able to help them feel just a little bit better with a hot meal and some words of encouragement for all. Additional advice that I gave was to be positive as best you can. People with positive attitudes look at things more clearly and are more successful at work, relationships and at home. This is an additional use of concepts that we learned in class from the Social Change Model and Commitment #3 in Practice 2 .It is not about the individual, rather, it is about the common good. I see now how important the greater good is vs individual
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