‘’Remember, the difference between a boss and a leader... A boss says "Go" A leader says "Let's go".”
Despite being a leader for many months now, I believe there is always room for improvement, I know I’m not perfect, in fact, I’m so far off being perfect, but, I accept this and I’m learning. My motto in life is “learn from your mistakes and others around you” - you will never stop learning, no matter how clever or how long you’ve been a leader for; you always have the capacity to grow and learn from everyone you meet. I believe the perfect opportunity for one to expand their knowledge is through travelling and saying “let’s go” instead of “go”, hence, my participation and one of my committee member’s participation in the South Africa Challenge.
I aim for this trip to expand my knowledge of the wider world and through self- reflection discover what sort of leader I am and areas which I can improve on. This will help both me and my team in the long run. The biggest and greatest lesson I’m hoping to take away with me is how to manage different groups of people from different cultures, as a leader it’s about learning to respect different groups of people whether they are from different; ethnicities, religions and countries and knowing how to approach and manage the different groups, I know, due to my lack of travelling, that I lack this as a leader and hope to understand more and empathise with different cultures after experiencing such a diverse one first hand.
I’m excited about extending my knowledge further and to have this new experience.