Monday, September 27, 2010

Overview of Leadership Model

I definitely have weaknesses; however, in the Zenger-Folkman Leadership model, you are asked to build upon strengths. One strength that I have developed that sets me apart from others is that I am very outgoing. Not too many things scare me. I also welcome large challenges and responsibilities (sometimes I seek after them).

General Norman Schwarzkopf felt that character would be more important than strategy because character is the ultimate motive. Character influences strategy and the way you carry out the task.

In BYUSA, I am working to be the "hedgehog" with our public relations. I'm still learning about PR processes, but I have vested interest in both PR and BYUSA. By learning more about PR I help BYUSA; by praciticing PR in BYUSA, I'm able to experiment with and solidify my skills.

Welcome back Christy! I've missed you and am very excited to get to WORK!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Divine Centered Leadership

I volunteer with BYUSA because I believe in the vision and mission. I am motivated by my love for my fellow students and by my belief that together, as students, we can create a "Zion community."

Theodore Roosevelt gives credit in life to those who are “In the Arena.” To me, being in the arena means being the one that is making the effort to be involved. I plan to be in the arena this year by giving my best during my service within BYUSA. I serve with BYUSA because I see the good that it does for the students at BYU. In my life, I know that I will remain in the arena by staying involved in my community in my church service, in my towns, and in my home.

Divine-centered leaders need to know each heart. I know that I've really appreciated the time that leaders have taken to know me. I'm very grateful to Lauren Lytle and Chad Johnson; when I began my experience at BYUSA they were the ones that welcomed me and wanted to be a real friend.