Leadership Skills From Within

pict - eagleThe following is a quote from Lolly Daskal’s blogsite:
“Reputation is the basis of leadership, no matter the job. It is built over many years, one word at a time, one action at a time, one deed at time. In leadership, few things matter more.
Reputation is among the most treasured and powerful assets. It is what others think of us, and it’s at the foundation of how we distinguish ourselves.”

As you work to develop your own leadership skills for the future, what can you gain from Ms. Daskal?

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8 responses to “Leadership Skills From Within

  1. Addy Hand

    You need to always take ownership in what you do. You should have integrity and good character. As long as you do these things being a leader will come naturally. Treasure yourself and other and be a team player.

  2. Shelena Zwiener

    I believe that hard work always pays off. If you want to get better at something you have to spend extra time doing it. You need to believe and respect what you do and hold others accountable. Once you believe in what you do and gain a strong voice for it then you become a leader.

  3. Caleb

    Reputation is the basis of leadership, no matter the job. A great reputation is an awesome thing to have. Reputations are gained very slowly but can be lost quickly. Having a great reputation can help you gain trust easier and your great reputation can be spread by word fast.

  4. Maria Diaz

    Reputation is very important if we want to develop leadership skills for the future because no one would like to follow someone with poor reputation.
    Some people take reputation for granted. They do it because they can’t imagine how important it is, and not only in our everyday lives, but in a business and leadership life.
    Additionally, reputation is not something we are born with; reputation is built over many years and we’re still shaping it.

  5. After reading Lolly Daskal’s blog I like the comment she said about when you get caught up with everyone, you loose sight of what you want to achieve. Things like this happen a lot in high schools and pretty much everyone in general. I see a lot of people that want to be like others or want to be more popular that they keep putting layers and layers of lies about themselves. They loose sight of who they are because they want to be liked or wanted. They decide to follow the crowd instead of being themselves and standing out.

  6. Gabbie

    I think it’s very important that you are very honest and you have good integrity. It’s a good thing jobs look for and it’s important that you’re always honest. It’s important that you have a good reputation. If you don’t, nobody would trust you with your decisions and bad things might happen. Being a leader isn’t complicated as long as you have all the 8 keys and use them correctly.

  7. Jasmine Johnsey

    Lolly Daskal has a point when she explains that your reputation is a main reason in leadership. If your workers know you’re a drunk and a user of people they most likely won’t respect you like you wish. Always be smart in knowing your reputation and not creating a bad one.

  8. Ms. Daskal’s advice to understand the importance of reputation is very relevant to me. I try to be a leader in sports and in student organizations, so I need to be aware that reputation is vital to act as a good leader. If I develop a bad reputation, I will cease to be a true leader because people will not look to me as an example. I need to really focus on being the type of person people look up to, and develop an appropriate reputation.

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