Short Writing Assignment #1
Learning From Your Life Story
Date of Submission: 22nd Jan, 2013
A. Think back over all of the leadership experiences in your lifetime. Choose the leadership experience of which you are the proudest. In this exercise, put yourself back in that time and describe it as if it were happening to you right now. Describe your proudest leadership experience, starting with the specific events. Consider the following questions in your description: What happened?
What was the history or climate of the organization/group you were in?
What triggered the experience? What caused you to step up and lead?
What was the outcome? What changed in the people in the organization as a result?
How did you feel…
Before stepping up to lead?
When you first stepped up to lead?
When facing the challenges of the situation?
After the results were in?
(Do not limit yourself on space for this section.)
Proudest Leadership Experience
I graduated from the University of Mumbai in 2009 with a lucrative job offer as a financial trainee for one of the leading financial software companies in India. Additionally, I was fortunate that few of my close friends were going to join the firm along with me. However, few weeks before our official start we were notified of an indefinite deferment in our joining date. Most of us were finance enthusiasts and were disheartened at this development. We faced a series of disappointments as we tried to find a financial position at the peak of the financial crisis with no prior finance experience or education. Most of us eventually joined jobs related to our major in industrial engineering. However not being able to switch to finance added a lot of dissatisfaction in our current roles.
My key strength, as pointed to me by the MBA program is restorative which means to have an innate knack of solving problems quickly and efficiently. I couldn’t agree more with this...