What’s a synonym to the word, Leader? One Word. Oprah

“You get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car!” Everyone that knows Oprah Winfrey knows that she is a very generous woman with all of the wonderful gifts that she gives out. Aside from her generosity of giving free things out on her show, she is one leader in today’s world that is known around many countries throughout the entire world. She holds many roles including a media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and even a philanthropist! Her achievements throughout the recent years have been unending, as well. Oprah’s talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Also, in 2013, President Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

What truly makes Oprah a leader, in my eyes? I’d say it’s easy to say that she is a woman of character who strives to create a better world each and every day. One example of this, is how she took a huge leap in being oneoprah-winfrey-india-visit1 of the first people to make a show focused on literature, spirituality, and self-improvement. Her willingness to help others created a ripple effect in the TV world, with other television shows following in her footsteps. Oprah would even help others around the world through her show. Knowing when and how to help others in a time of need was this woman’s specialty, and she used that skill of hers to the best of her ability. When people see someone doing such amazing deeds it causes other people to want to follow in those footsteps, I know it makes me want too!

What I admire about her, as well, is the fact that she is such a humble leader. Oprah came from a background of poverty and had to work for everything she now has. She understands what it’s like to be on the side of receiving instead of the giving, and she’s not afraid to deny it. This lady has humility, and knows how to use her experiences in life to help others go through ruff patches in their lives. Seeing all that Oprah Winfrey has accomplished in my lifetime, makes me realize that no small deed goes unnoticed. When you help someone, or do something for the well being on life in general, there is going to be a positive change. A s long as there are people in the world out to seek peace and love for humanity, we will all be okay. All it takes is the drive and a heart filled with passion to make something happen.

 

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One of the greatest Alpha Leaders

As a freshman obtaining the leadership advancement scholarship, it is a requirement to go through the Alpha Leadership experience in your first year of college. I had the opportunity to take it my very first semester since it fit within my class schedule. I am a “Leadership nerd” when it comes to getting young leaders in one area and just feeding off of each other, so it’s fair to say I was more than excited to be able to go through Alpha. The duration of Alpha Leadership was a six week period in which every Thursday night in Powers Hall. I was put in the Green Machines with two amazing leaders. Every week I learned something new about myself and my leadership skills. I tested myself, and I found out that I am a very “spirited” leader. This makes since to me in many ways because I am always encouraging others to do their best in what ever it may be and I look at the positives in situations. Throughout the course I also learned multiple skills; proper communication, listening abilities, staying calming, and accepting other peoples’ views. At the end of it all, I came to the conclusion that throughout my life I want to stay connected to leadership learning communities,  because things like the Alpha Leadership Experience truly bring out the best in people.