Friday, March 2, 2012

I am "The Leader"

Picture by Richard Juarez; PNW 6/9/10 - 7/9/10

While I was reading “Outdoor Leadership” by John Graham, I came over a passage that said that a leader should see him/herself as “The Leader”. It’s all about confidence. Even if the trip completely fails, a good leader should still have self-confidence and manage to keep everything under control.

This caught my attention because as Creativity Week comes closer, I fell as though I’m going to fail the purpose of my project. I feel as though everything is going to go out of control and Stephen and Lee will have to step in and pick up my slack. As I read this passage, I was told that it doesn’t matter if the trip fails; part of being a leader is being able to keep a cool head when everything isn’t going according to plan. Being a leader means that I will have to be confident in my decisions and keep the trip alive if something wrong happens.

1 comment:

  1. Also, remember that failure is part of the learning process -- both for you and for those you lead. How you handle failure as a leader is an important piece of modeling for those who follow.