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Personal Leadership Mission Statement

V. Rodriguez- CSL Book Course 2017

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Purpose

My personal leadership mission statement is something I try to adhere to in my daily life. Leadership is a constant trait that doesn’t end once you leave a meeting. It is engrained in to the personalities of people who have the drive, passion, and willingness to improve situations all around them. Leadership is something that can be developed over time, but it may come easier for some. As a leader I want to be able to use my skills to help others grow and reach their fullest potential.

Principles

Passion is the reason why I consider myself a leader. Once I become passionate about something there is nothing in the world that can stop me from doing the best that I can and reaching my goals. It causes me to become whole-heartedly committed. This intense feeling is so great that i want everyone around me to feel that way about something, anything, in their lives. Helping others find their own passion by being there to support and listen to them, valuing them, and helping them grow in anyway possible is what I base my leadership abilities on.

I will continue to learn

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Leadership is never a set idea; it is ever changing just like we are. I will try my hardest to never be close minded and I will try to say yes to opportunities that will help me grow not only as a leader but as a person as well.

I will be constant and persistent

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The role of a leader is to remain constant and persistent in their actions. Even though it may be an easy thing to do, they should not slack off as time goes on. To make sure that I won’t fall into this trap, I will add the end goals to my dream board so that I can continuously look them over and remind myself about what I planned on doing when I first started.

I will create an environment that is diverse and all-inclusive

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When making this statement there was one quote that I just couldn't get out of my head: “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance”. Including people and making sure that everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from, feels welcomed and important is something that I try to do in my every day life. This is one quality that I pride myself on and will make sure to carry over into my leadership skills. One way that I could do this in my current leadership position is to shorten the gap between friend groups. This can be done by continuously gathering ideas from each group and asking them all what they think or what they can contribute towards the cause.

I will make sure everyones voice is heard

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Everyone deserves to have their voices heard even if their opinion goes against mine. When people make an effort to have their voices heard it shows that they care about the situation and because what they have to say does matter; they should never be disregarded or silenced. To do this I will make sure to ask if anyone has any input and make myself available to listen to them when they do.

I will empower the people I am around

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“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” I will make sure that the people around me have the opportunity to grow into the person that they want to be and in areas that they are passionate about. They will know that they have the ability to change their situation and become as involved as they want to be. For example, in one of my organizations i am able to watch women who are timid and shy grow into well respected leaders. I try to be apart of that process as much as I can. This is done by being supportive and encouraging, guiding the newer members to run for leadership positions, and promote the involvement of being active committee members.

I will value citizenship

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Citizenship is characterized as commitment and involvement. These two things are best reached when a person is passionate and interested in a cause. As a leader, I will try to get people inspired and care about the topic at hand so that they actually want to get involved. For example, this semester Jingle Bell Run will be hosted on campus in December. I am going to present the option of participating in this walk to my organization because it is for the Arthritis Foundation (one of our philanthropies). Points being made will include the fact that one of the honorees for the event is an alumnae, we would be raising funds for our philanthropy, and we would be able to gain volunteer hours. After we agree on participating in the event I will present five different options for people to get involved so no one is left out. No matter which option they choose, each person within the organization has the opportunity to get involved and contribute. The level of commitment would then fall on them.

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