Reflective Account – Leadership and Motivational Skill Areas

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In your paper, determine and discuss the 2 Leadership and Motivational skill areas you are currently best at, and support with examples how they will help you in the future. Then choose 2 skills that you have identified in this course that you would like to improve and work on especially to survive in this economic turmoil that you feel will be essential to your success. For each of the 4 skill areas you choose, discuss and tie them together into a cohesive paper with an introduction, conclusion and appropriate transitions. Back up your observations, experiences, current articles, thoughts, and /or analysis with some of the theory you learned in the text when appropriate. End your paper with a page, by discussing your career goals and what leadership skills will you need to develop to go beyond your current skill set and station in life after you graduate….continuing education and learning will be a big part of your life. Gratitude The Roman orator Cicero once said that “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” It is a virtue that can be pretty hard to come by in today’s word, especially among my generation. The recent survey that we covered in lesson 10 showed that the entitlement generation has no room for gratitude in their brave new world. Perhaps the reason is simply that their role models are not the same great leaders who used to inspire youth. One of my favorite stories of an American hero is the example set by Baseball legend Lou Gehrig in the last years of his life. Gehrig personified all that was good about America’s pastime; not only by the indomitable drive and determination on the field that made him a great player, but also by the unassuming virtue that made him a great man. In 1937, Lou was on the top of the world. He led the league in both batting average and home runs, and was the most popular man in America. But the beginning of the 1938 season had a slow start, and only got worse. He finished the season below .300 for the first time in 13 years, and it was clear that something was very wrong. Gehrig played the first eight games of the 1939 season, but he managed only four hits. On a ball hit to the pitcher, Gehrig had trouble getting to first in time for the throw. When he returned to the dugout, his teammates complimented him on the “good play.” Gehrig knew when his fellow Yankees had to congratulate him for stumbling into an average catch it was time to leave. He took himself out of the game. On May 2, 1939, as Yankee captain, he took the lineup card to the umpires, as usual. But his name was not on the roster. The game announcer intoned, “Ladies and gentlemen, Lou Gehrig’s consecutive streak of 2,130 games played has ended.” Doctors diagnosed Gehrig with a very rare form of degenerative disease: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),

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