Since starting this course during my first year at the University of South Florida I figured that it would be on things I thought I already knew. My name is Jada Massie and being a student-athlete at USF, I needed an extra class to fulfill my 12 credit hour semester guideline. So I ended up in Leadership Fundamentals. My philosophy of leadership has changed since I gained the knowledge and deeper understanding of what leadership actually is. When you think of leadership you may think of a coach or teacher or even activist. But leadership entails much, much more.
Leadership includes core values. Mine would include honesty, bravery, and open-mindedness. In my own words these values may have a different meaning to others.
Honesty: being able to step up and tell the truth even if it hurts your campaign or cause for leading. Bravery: taking on big crowds to project your image of cause. Open-mindedness: taking outside ideas to allow your leadership role to strengthen.
All of these influence my own leadership style because I have these values instilled within me even if not in a leading situation. Being a student-athlete makes way for these 3 values to appear in my everyday life.
In conclusion, I finished Leadership Fundamentals as a person that had gained more knowledge. This is always a fun thing no matter what subject. Moving forward, others can expect me to utilize these deeper understandings of leadership that I have gained. I expect myself to be an honest leader in the future.