Self Reflective Essay

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Self Reflective Essay
I narrowed my value list down to three values. My values being ranked in importance to me are: family, honesty and striving for excellence. Even though I only write about three values, I am very complex and there are many virtues that I hold deep to heart. Being a single mother, I will try to teach my son the best virtues and with that he can choose what values to hold high. I value family first; I am a very fair person and know the influence of family cannot be overlooked in the workplace. Family and experiences mold us to be the worker that we are in the workplace. Family has helped me be the person I am today. You can't change your family, so you must have faith in your family. I feel that my family values would affect my leadership style. It makes me a more compassionate leader understanding and empathetic to my employees needs. Second, I value Honesty. I was raised on this value. My mother raised us not to lie and we were taught strongly against it. To be dishonest, shows poor character and low values. I feel it’s a needed value to everyone. Honesty definitely affects my leadership style. I am a fair and just leader. I believe to treat others the way you want to be treated. I would not want anyone to be dishonest with me because I am an honest person. You have to believe that the person you are communicating with is telling the truth. If not you will immediately take offense and be on the defense; and who wants to work like that? I trust someone until they give me reason not to and feel they are honest people. I will be honest and expect the same from others. Honesty is a way of living to me. Thirdly, I am an ambitious person. Hard working and constantly trying to strive for excellence. I have set goals for myself; I will not stop until I reach them. Once I have reached my long term goals, I will then form more goals. I believe everyone has purpose and we have to work hard to find it. This affects my leadership...
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