Breakthrough Collaborative Mentor Analysis

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When working in a team, I generally observe what’s happening, both potentially behind the scenes and in conversations. On my dance team’s executive board, I have a specific role as dance coordinator to create schedules and focus on improving the learning as well as general dance experience. However, since I construct the schedule, although it’s not listed as part of my job, I also work with other parts of the team to try and confirm there are no conflicts that people miss. Since there are several events and practices occurring at once, there’s a myriad of aspects to keep track of when things get forgotten.That is when I speak up and make sure everything is organized, communication is clear, and things run smoothly. Additionally, I desire to …show more content…
In terms of personal accountability in teams, I always consider my responsibility for what could happen. I’m aware that if I don’t do my part, it will result in problems later. Furthermore, if someone else needs additional help and I’ve done my part, I will help them as well. What I’ve realized is that being part of a team is not only about being aware of your own actions, but it is also about being grateful for others doing their part. After working in teams like I’ve done in my Co-Dance Coordinator position, and working at Upward Bound at Cornell University for the summer, I’ve gained immense insight into how other people think and how stronger ideas and solutions can come from the minds of multiple people rather than the individual. I gained new perspectives on the issues that come with running a summer program like Upward Bound not only from my boss but also from my peers around the same age as me, providing me with new ways to problem-solve and think critically. Furthermore, from my time on the executive board of my dance organization, I’ve been able to apply those