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Being a leader is a quality I have always strived to possess while growing up, as its virtues are authentic and admirable which I believe allows one to flourish into a prosperous, lucrative adult. A leader seeks purpose in life and strives for success, while inspiring, motivating, and supporting others, all of which display honor and integrity (Eby). When transitioning into college, I found being a leader to be especially prevalent in my life more than ever before. Being a first-generation college student, I had so many questions that I wanted answers to, so I had to be courageous and speak up when navigating through my first year of college.
The purpose of this lesson was to present the value of being a leader, as well as how to become one, as you never know who may be silently struggling and could use a helping hand (Tracy). Leadership can be identified by a variety of characteristics one may possess, all of which work towards establishing supportive relationships and environments. It was my goal to educate students that leaders are not born, but rather are made, resulting from your surroundings and mindsets (Tracy).


College experience, student life, COR 101, campus involvement, leadership