Chevening Leadership and influence essay
A lot of peoples might think a lot of things about leadership and influence. In my point of view everyone is a leader and an influencer in their lives.
Not too long ago, I had joined an association which will enable me to get small land to build a home with very small amount of money and also participate in the development of my surroundings. Later I had realized the leaders had done nothing aside from gathering documents from some peoples. So I was not happy since we need to use this opportunity given by the government by fulfilling every requirement before the deadline. So I volunteer to lead this association and do whatever necessary if they choose to believe in me and they accepted it and make me a leader of the association.
By gathering necessary information, I make a plan and discuss about it with the members. In my opinion, a leader should always listen on what members has to say and based on those thoughts and the plan that he/she proposes, a leader should always make decision. And that is what I did. After that we had finalized everything and our association had been accepted by the concerning government organization by being the first association.
In my profession as a University lecturer I am assigned to work as an advisor for 75 full time and 40 part time undergraduate students. My work as advisor is to help them in their chosen field of study and be a good influence to them.
As advisor, I always encourage them to have their views in everything and based on that I will give them logical suggestions, courage, directions to see things from different point of views with possible available opportunities. Based on that I will always encourage them to make their own decision. Because one big quality of a leader that I admire is that; a leader sets plan, listens others opinions and take it into consideration as long as it is logical, and based on that make own decision. And as a leader that is what I am showing for my students and help them practice it to enable them become successful in their education and future career. Helping others is the most important thing that I love. In that sense, my door is always open for any of the students whether I am giving them courses, assigned to advise them or not.
For future I would like to use an experience that I will gain in UK to become a leader in my institution by starting from my faculty. I will work hard with the students, colleague and other concerned body to upgrade the quality of the institution by creating contact with UK universities. And also I would like to create a system that will support girls in an institutional level.