ERIN DEWAR OHIO UNIVERSITY FINANCE MANAGEMENT Leadership Portfolio Personal Mission Statement I will aim to pursue life with an enthusiasm for happiness each day. I will strive to share my strengths with others to accomplish success and help pull the best out of others. I will live a healthy lifestyle. I will stay true to myself and the values my parents have instilled in me. I will be honest and respectful to build strong and lasting relationships with many people in my life. I will make the best of each opportunity that comes my way. I will remember each day is a blessing. Embrace each day with an open mind and any opportunity it will present. Continuously better myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. Nurture strong relationships and learn from those around me. Constructively attribute my personal strengths and learn from others Stay true to myself and my morals. Begin with the end in mind. Leadership Style Personal Strengths Goal oriented and ambitions. I have an excitement for my future that I let drive me. Areas for Improvement Independent Confident and not afraid to embrace new opportunities. I am very organized and can manage my time well. Ability to motivate others to complete tasks effectively. Relationship oriented. I value other people and their opinions. Strong sense of self awareness. Perfectionist. I strive to do the best job I can but sometimes I can expect too much from myself and others. I have a hard time saying no and try to please everyone. I often stretch myself too thin. I can be too demanding sometimes and become very focused on the end goal that I neglect others feelings and opinions in the process. Emotions get the best of me and I can irrationally deal with situations. Impatience Five Leaders I Identify With Alice Paul • In the early 1900s women were seen as second class citizens. Alice fought tirelessly for Women’s suffrage. She lead thousands of women despite violence, ridicule, and adversity. I respect her for her immense courage and for the ability to see a brighter future. In her time many people thought that she was fighting for something that would never be, which we know now is untrue. It takes courage and innovation to make change for the future. • I admire my Mother for being a strong willed women. She has taught me to stand up for myself and what I believe in. She left her career to raise children which was an amazing sacrifice. I admire my Father for supporting her decision and for not looking at her as any less of a contributor in the family for not bringing in an income. My Parents did their Kathleen & Mark Dewar best to raise me to be a good person. They instilled many values to keep me grounded and respect others. Mohandas Gandhi Winston Churchill Nelson Mandela • Leading a country on a quest for freedom Gandhi was a true inspiration. He practiced peaceful protests and demonstrations. He had a vision for the future and was persistent in reaching peace. What inspires me is his way of leading people despite his peaceful and soft-spoken traits. • Leading not only his country but all of the Western World, Winston gave people someone to trust during WWII. He was an amazing speaker and moved people with his words. He used his past experiences, successes and failures, to make decisions to lead a nation. He had an amazing ability to influence. • "A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind." This quote from Nelson Mandela is one I can identify with, meaning to be a great leader does not necessarily mean having the highest position or the loudest voice. He lead South Africa into a nonracial democratic state with courage and respect. My Differential Advantages I believe I am distinct from other leaders because of my determination, optimism, and character. I try to do the best job I can while supporting others. I try to make sure everyone in a group feels comfortable and open to contributing. Respecting others and valuing their opinions is something that is crucial to success. I try to be as optimistic about situations as possible, while at the same time very honest and real. I choose not to delay or sugar coat situations in attempt to be efficient. I have a strong character and I value respect, honestly, and loyalty very highly. I believe to be an effective leader you must be able to bring out the best in others and I am constantly trying to do just that. My Five Year Plan Contribute and learn from my upcoming internship I hope to have a Accept a summer internship better idea of what career path within Accept a job business I’d like to offer pursue Be settled into my new job and home I hope to be married and preparing to start a family Graduate on time!! 2012 2014 2016 2013 2015 Have potential job offers for after graduation Get an on campus job that will be rewarding and beneficial Become more active on campus with groups that are tailored to my major Complete a rotation in my field to gain experience and be in a higher position than when I first started the job The next five years of my life are going to bring many changes and opportunities to grow and develop. While I am not sure what career path I will choose to go down, I plan to pick one that inspires me to work hard and grow. I want to travel overseas at some point. The future can be scary, but I am excited and ready for the endless opportunities ahead. The Mentoring Process I was just paired with my mentor this quarter. We have just begun to develop our relationship and it is already valuable. Select has opened my eyes to a different way of looking at mentorship. I used to think a mentor was something very formal. I know realize that mentoring is a constant relationship of give and take. While Select has set up a formal mentor for me in the program, I constantly feel mentored by many others in the group. Being surrounded by and part of a group of people who are so smart, driven, and passionate, challenges me to push myself. From talking about mentorship in Select it has made me realize that I already have mentors that I never realized. From this realization, I now am more aware of the value that relationship has and can nurture it to stay close with them. I also have had a new outlook on being a mentor myself. Being someone that others respect and value is gratifying. And I look for opportunities to be an open ear for friends, family, and other peers. Leadership Experience Team Member At Nelson Dining Hall: Independence is something my parents have always stressed. Since I am paying for college on my own, working while at school is crucial. Working the same shifts each week allows you to develop relationships with the other team members. I have been awarded employee of the week and employee of the shift while working. It has taught me discipline and time management. Recruitment Team for Select Leaders: This is my first quarter with the group and being part of the recruitment team has given me a chance to become more involved. I made flyers for upcoming events and helped develop a strategy for the 2012 recruitment season. Big Brothers Big Sisters Athens: I recently became involved with BBBS because I wanted to have an impact on the Athens community. I am waiting to be matched with a little, but look forward to mentoring and developing the child. I love working with kids and hope to be a positive influence in her life.