Personality Development and Leadership by Miss Nepal: Sadichha Shrestha

Published on 2023-08-10

In the realm of personal and professional growth, two interconnected concepts hold significant sway: personality development and leadership. Both are crucial components of an individual's journey towards self-improvement and success.
Personality development encompasses the conscious efforts an individual makes to enhance their traits, behaviors, and characteristics. It's a lifelong journey that involves self-awareness, self-improvement, and a willingness to evolve. Leadership goes beyond simply holding a position of authority; it involves inspiring and guiding others towards a common goal. An effective leader possesses a combination of personality traits that enable them to navigate challenges, inspire confidence, and create a positive impact.
We had the honor of hosting the esteemed Sadichha Shrestha, Miss Nepal World 2010, at our College, for the Bachelor's Students of Computer Application (BCA) on Personality Development Session.

What is Personality?
At its core, personality encompasses the unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that define us as individuals. It's what makes you, well, you! The exciting thing is that personality isn't set in stone – it's malleable and can be shaped with conscious effort.

Shaping Your Personality: Myth or Reality?
A common belief is that our personalities are set in stone, but research challenges this notion. Did you know that 85% of your financial success is attributed to your personality and soft skills? Surprisingly, only 15% is attributed to technical knowledge (Carnegie Institute of Technology). This showcases the immense impact your personality has on your life and interactions.

The Art of First Impressions: What People Notice
Imagine meeting someone for the first time – what catches your attention?
Hygiene is paramount, followed by mannerisms that exude confidence and respect. Here are some quick tips:
  1. Keep your tone pleasant and inviting.
  2. Arrive on time; punctuality speaks volumes about your reliability.
  3. Incorporate "please" and "thank you" into your daily conversations.
  4. Be an active listener with eye contact and nodding.
  5. Refrain from using filler words; pause before speaking.
  6. Allow others to finish before you respond – no interruptions!

Crafting a Lasting Impression: Techniques for Success
Creating a remarkable impression requires more than appearances; it involves your attitude and interactions. A few techniques:
  1. Be polite and respectful in all interactions.
  2. Stay informed about current issues to engage in meaningful conversations.
  3. Display empathy, showing that you care about others' perspectives.
  4. Punctuality is your friend; it conveys your respect for others' time.
Leadership and Personality Development: A Harmonious Blend
Now, let's explore the intriguing connection between personality development and leadership skills. Great leaders aren't born; they're cultivated through continuous growth.
- Foundational Traits of Great Leaders: Leaders exhibit qualities like empathy, resilience, adaptability, and effective communication.
- Enhancing Leadership Skills: Elevate your leadership game by embracing opportunities such as volunteering, internships, club participation, and sports.
- Embrace Extracurricular Activities: Engaging in sports, arts, and clubs hones your teamwork, time management, and problem-solving skills.
In Conclusion: Your Path to Success Begins Within
Congratulations on taking the first step towards a more impactful you! Remember, your personality isn't static; you can shape it to open doors and create meaningful connections. By mastering the art of making lasting impressions and intertwining it with leadership skills, you're crafting a path to a brighter and more fulfilling future. Thank you for joining us on this journey!
                                                                                                -Shrilata Wagle (BCA Faculty)

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