I’ve put myself in a leadership role this year that brings forth many responsibilities and will test this tender hearted chic to the limit ~ no doubt. I have leadership skills on a small level, but this opportunity will test me on those skills on a much broader level in more ways than I probably realize.
The leadership role I’ve taken on is the President position of our youth soccer league. I’ve been told by others that parents can be harder to deal with than the kids, but I know their priority is to protect their children so I will respect their position. Unfortunately though it will be the situations that catch-me-off-guard that will test my initial reaction and the lessons will follow. Learning to deal with those situations and not internalize them will be my personal challenge.
There are many life skills that I hold dear that will hopefully help guide me through challenging situations in my leadership role:
- We all want to know we’ve been heard and that we matter.
- Feeling accepted by others is key.
- Showing appreciation goes a long way.
- Respect is something we all deserve.
- The calm after the storm is the best time to talk things out and set boundaries.
I’ve taken on this leadership role in hopes for it to be a win/win situation for all involved. Along the way I hope that I handle all my responsibilities in the best way possible, but I hope everyone remembers that I’m not perfect and it’s a volunteer position. I’m excited to share my strengths and teach others, but I’m also looking forward to what I can learn from those around me who are also involved.