My capacity to create a change
Leadership is the ability to create leaders not followers, these words occupied my mind for an enough time thinking about the realistic meaning of it. Dreaming about how those such words affect the worlds, and everyone applying this idea in their life. In fact, those words not only had influenced, but also controlled my thoughts. I stood for a moment, dreamed of being such a person who can leads, mentor and create such leaders who also can spread this idea too.
I started to apply this in every moment in my life, during studying, or even playing with my friends. I involved myself in many activities to acquire the qualities that qualify me to be such a good leader. Despite the hard times I faced, I learned a lot and dealt with people of different attitudes and skills. This gave me the experience and the qualities I need to make me a good leader. First, being a scout's member helped me to gain those qualities. Then, I began to work with my teammates to organize many events in my campus and deal with different critical situations. In addition, I learned how to be patient, good listener and the appropriate time for asking an advice. This helped me to analyze the circumstances and take the right decisions, and that makes my opinion valuable among the other opinions and gives me different perspective of looking at things. Two years later, becoming a team leader for my faculty scouts team was only a result of my hard work in the past years and was just a beginning of my leadership path.
The moment I was chosen to be a scout's leader for the team, I knew that is my time to achieve my dreams, ideas and thoughts. I start to apply and deliver all the knowledge I gain. Share it with my team and supply them with their needs. Teaching them the importance of leadership, how it influences the leader himself and his teammates and how it helps in the development of the community. To achieve this development, I started to determine our goals, motivate my team. So that they can gain the skills that help them to be good leaders in their future career. I began to help them hand by hand, encourage them to achieve their goals, by giving them responsibilities to develop their leadership capabilities.
On the other side, this position affected my personality, and my leadership style. One of the things I gain is to make my own leadership style. Being democratic, autocratic or bureaucratic leader depend on my thought and the situation. However, I prefer to be a democratic leader, encourage my team to be a part of the decision, keep them informed about everything that affects their work and share decision making and problem solving responsibilities. This leadership style provide more opportunities for team to improve their quality of taking the decisions. Despite of being democratic leader, it is not good all the time, as I can't be democratic when there is no enough time to get the team's opinions and when it concern about the safety of my team. As I mentioned the leadership style depend on the situation and the thought of the leader.
My capacity to create change depends on how I can change in my team. In my opinion, I should be able to collaborate with my team, inspire them to work towards the goal and listening to the problem they are facing. I think this is what leaders do to achieve their goals and to create new leaders.