Blog Post #3: Gretta Stahl
Terms I discussed:
Strength: Leadership. In my words, a leader makes sure that the project gets done. I’ve noticed that without a leader, the project starts to fall apart. A leader doesn’t do all of the work, but they make sure people get their part done. An example of this is last year, for a project, I knew my group wouldn’t get a lot done if no one told them to.
Strength: Initiative. To take initiative is kind of like being a leader. Someone who takes initiative makes sure everyone is on task. Anyone can take initiative if they feel the need to. If a leader gets off task, anyone in the group can take initiative and redirect. An example of this is when I am absent, I can still work and make sure everything gets done.
Weakness: Flexibility. One thing I struggle with in group projects is flexibility. To me, this means making sure everything works if something fails. I like having a set plan and sticking to it. If the plan changes, I panick. One example of this is last year, when half of my group didn’t show up for a presentation, we had to rewrite their notecards and we didn’t have a backup plan. I will improve by having a backup plan just in case one fails.
Weakness: Adaptability. Adaptability to me means getting to know the habits of your group. If someone tends to be absent, it is making sure they can still do their part. If someone doesn’t do their part, it is making sure they face the consequence. I feel that I tend to be too easy on people if they haven’t done their work. If someone doesn’t do their work, I will make sure that it gets done and that everyone else doesn’t face the consequences.