My leadership style is transformational with a heavy influence of servant leadership. My desire to help others comes from the values instilled in me through Girl Scouting, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (the founders of my undergraduate university), and the members of my small, rural, low-income hometown. As a result, I have internalized a promise to “to help people at all times,” which comes from the Girl Scout Promise. I understand that the most effective way to help others often requires creating change rather than charity. Change requires greater resources and more authentic effort than simple good intentions and deeds. I have learned that in order to create change, I need to work with other highly motivated people--both leaders and followers. People can be motivated by a variety of factors, ranging from altruism to simple basic needs. By engaging others, I am able to draw upon a wider range resources and people. By working as an invested leadership team, we are able to push each other as we collaboratively progress toward a shared goal.
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