In class today we went over what attributes a group needs to have for a project to be successful. After reading these over we chose which two were our biggest strengths and challenges. For me I said that one of my biggest strengths is flexibility. Flexibility to me means accepting a new way, or changing an idea or way your group is doing the project. I have done this with most projects because I go into every project with an idea already set in my head. Then when I get together with my group there is normally a change in the plan. I am totally fine with this and we end up with a great product, because we are each flexible. Also in groups when you have someone absent from being ill or out of town you are left with the work. This is when you have to be flexible and take on some of their jobs to get the task done. Then next strength I have is persistence. Persistence to me means not giving up, staying on track. I do this a lot I love to overachieve to expand and understand my learning. This is when I have to be persistent because I will be the one staying up later to do extra work or make sure that it is refined enough to be proud of it.
We also discussed our challenges in a group project, for me the big one is leadership. Leadership means to me taking on the role of helping your group come up with more ideas, speaking up when something isn’t quite right. I have done this when my group has not put for their effort and I want to be persistent to get all of our project done in time to be able to get a good grade and to be proud of the work. Most of the time though I am very hesitant to speak up, which brings me to my next challenge having effective communication. Effective communication is being able to speak up and advocate if needed. To be able to tell your group member if them missed out on something. I am a shy person when I don’t know them very well so when it comes to advocating or helping to tell the group that we need to rap the project up or what we need to change is challenging.
For me to be able to fix these challenges I think I will need to know them better so I can be more myself. And to push past this shy feeling of not wanting to fully express myself, and be okay with being me. If I do this I think I will be able to speak up more causing a better leadership role to come up.