This year, one thing that I have taken to push myself out of my comfort zone, is, taking some leadership roles. I have taken the student leadership role in both the university level and the departmental level. There has been many tough moments, yet making the long story short, here are something I have learned from my peers and myself.
- always give people credits first, particularly when you are going to propose some critical suggestions.
- give people some time to better functioning. Do not just follow your first impression. For example I am a very hardworking and fast-working person; yet I’d better not to expect others do things in the similar way as I do, they have their own pace and style.
- understand your role and responsibility at the first place, and always do your job. do not make random commitment to other people in the group.
- do not take criticism personally; it is for the work you have done, not for you as a person.
- talk to people if you feel hurt or ignored, but do not struggle with nonsense. do what you can do and move forward.
- only apologize for what you have done that might hurt others. do not expect other people behaves in the same way as I do.
- in addition to achieving goals, pay attention to the group development as a whole.