For the first lesson, I chose the principles be willing to do what others won’t and be better tomorrow than you are today. I chose be willing to do what others won’t because I sometimes avoid certain tasks, believing that i’m not capable of completing them, and they are out of my comfort zone. By being willing to do tasks that others won’t I will grow more as a leader and become more reliable. I chose be better tomorrow than you are today because this is essentially my main goal in life. I strive to improve every day, and ironically, I could improve on improving every day. Being willing to what others won’t relates to talons because during our leadership projects, cultural events, and adventure trips, we are often faced with difficult tasks, but for these events to succeed someone has to step up and do what others won’t. being better than you are today related to talons because a huge part of the talons program is trying to improve yourself as a leader and a person.
For the second lesson, I chose the leadership principles let the best idea win and be a friend. I chose let the best idea win because sometimes I place my idea ahead of others simply because it is my idea. This clouds my judgement, and I see only one right idea, even if it isn’t or if there is a better idea. I chose be a friend because I think that I could improve on being more open with others and showing sympathy and empathy for them. Being a friend relates to talons because we are a close group, and since we are so close, it is important that we are friendly with one another and help each other out. Let the best idea win relates to talons because we have a lot of group projects, and of course a lot of different ideas for those projects. we like to debate and argue our own ideas bu it is best for the group if we let the best idea, rather than our own win so we can grow more and be more successful
For the third and final lesson, I chose the principles model behaviour and see everyone as a 10. I chose model behaviour because I could improve a lot in this area. It is important to model the behaviour you want from others because if you don’t, others likely won’t take you and your ideals very seriously. I chose seeing everyone as a 10 because I don’t always treat others like they are a 10, so I could implement this principle into my leadership style to help boost the attitude and self esteem of those who i’m leading. Model behaviour relates to talons because when we are leading, we need to model good behaviour so that others will follow along, especially during adventure trips, leadership projects, and cultural events. Seeing everyone as a 10 relates to talons because we are all working together to succeed and in order to succeed, we need to have a good attitude. seeing everyone as a 10 plays a big part in making sure everyone has a good attitude and high self esteem. Seeing everyone as a 10 also helps us see and treat each other as equals.