I would want to be credible and honest because I would not want to deceive the people around me, or alternatively I would want to be credible and honest because it makes me feel consistent with my actions. This way I would not be confused or feel unreliable with respect to self. In terms of other attributes such as that of being forward looking or the sense of direction and vision, I would want to focus on how these leadership attributes apply to me, as to how they embody me and if it can be customized for me. Simply following traits observed in leaders might not make me a leader but actually attempting to connect with it would help me. Once again I believe my strengths derive from the fact that I am analytical.
However, in being so much analytical I was gathering weakness in another aspect. Emotional intelligence is just as much important as analytical skills and technical skills (George, 2000; Mittal and Sindhu, 2012). I was deficit in emotional intelligence and this weakness was revealed in the last set of exercises that was carried out. In the fourth set of exercises, considering how I encourage others was amplified my weakness to me. I was able to understand that how I encourage others is actually something that needs a lot of work.
When it comes to encouraging others I might tend to get too involved, or too critical. I might end up letting my sentiments or the stress of the situation take up the lead. I am a very critical and analytical person and I scrutinize my actions a lot so as to perfect them. So when it comes to encouraging others in a situation, I might focus more on scrutinizing their actions. If the person was close to me, such as a close friend or a sibling I might end up taking their actions and failures as being personal to me. This is an issue that I think I would face when encouraging others. This is a trait that I believe I should work on.