There were times where I was not enjoying the work that I had to do, particularly because it seemed insignificant at the time. An example of this were the meat-free recipe cards that I had to create, which took little time and effort, making it seem like a meaningless task. However, when they became an integral part of our promotional campaign I came to realise the importance of work that is not naturally motivating, but necessary. I now appreciate self-leadership’s requirement to self-influence oneself during work that is not naturally motivating.
University has changed the way I view leadership, shifting from authoritative control to a more balanced and effective form of power. However, it is this recent experience that made me aware of the importance self-leadership plays in developing leadership skills. Now that I am aware that there is lots of work to be done, I am excited to see how developing my self-leadership can help me become a more effective