In developing a vision statement for leadership, I would state that more attention and care in day to day activities is one element that I would aspire to have in the long run. I would like to be more self-aware of situations and people and give more attention to things around me than to be focused on checking media updates etc. all the time. I believe this lack of attention was leading to lack of self-awareness and this is a leadership weakness at this point. However, I have been analytical enough to identify what the issue was and I believe this analytic mind is leadership strength. A good leader would be able to analyse and use the insights gained for improving self and others (Shamir and Eilam, 2005; Kim, 2003).In the second set of exercises, one of the first activities was to take a time out and go and does something fun for self.
This was an activity that was supposed to be about mystery and this helped me connect to how some of my personal strengths came to be. For instance, I am a fast reader and I got into that habit because of interest in novels that I had when I was a young adult. I would want to know what happens in the end of the book and since fast reading helped me get there I practiced it as a technique. Some of the things we master are actually driven because of how we feel when we are on the way to master it. The feelings could be triggered by mystery, intrigue, fascination etc. This was helpful for me, as it showed me how my goals could be achieved. To focus on a goal as something that is purely pragmatic or too much procedural would make it boring for me. I have to connect with the process, rather than the end result. I believe this would actually help me achieve my goal.