Hence, the course enabled me to learn about my community, and different family parameters that will help in communicating and taking the appropriate action in different situations.
In addition, I was also able to learn the important elements that one needs to be a good leader. In order for one to be a good leader, he or she should recognize the values of this position and distinguish between leadership and simple management. The difference between these two factors illustrates a true leader and the common misconception of this role. A leader does not simply command but woks with his subordinates in order to achieve a common goal. In addition, leadership is about honesty, integrity and setting a good example. I learnt one of the most important elements of leadership is being able to recognize and understand the people around you. Once one is aware of this, he can delegate, communicate and lead his team.
Motivation is also a key element of leadership. The course showed me that individuals may only reach their true potential when they are well motivated. In addition, motivation stimulates other attributes in individuals such as innovation and loyalty. Therefore, I learnt that all leaders should learn to utilize different motivational tools to attain the best results from their subordinates. People are usually motivated by many factors and these include achievement, acknowledgement, recognition and ensuring that all their needs or questions are answered.
Leadership is a continuous learning process, and I hope to continue improving my communication skills. I also hope to learn how to relate to different people as this will help me make better decisions. In fact, my communication has improved significantly since the beginning of the course. I was able to learn the different modes of communication, which are either verbal or non verbal. I was able to learn that these two are equally