Kalani Lautele/ Class 10: Leadership

by Kalani Lautele

251. What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership is having integrity, accountability, and viewing encounters with adversities as challenges with great rewards after conquering them.

252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for leadership?

I believe all my failures and errors I have learned from in the past has contributed a lot to my leadership skills.

253. Where does leadership begin?

Leadership begins with yourself within.

254. In what ways can an individual measure his capacity to lead?

One way to measure a persons capacity to lead is knowing how he responds to adversities.

255. In what ways can an individual measure his effectiveness at leadership?

As a person pursues goals, he creates himself a track record.  Based on how effective he progresses or achieve his goals can be one of the ways to measure leadership.

256. What does it mean to have a vision?

Vision is imagining the accomplishments and establishments you intend to achieve in the future.

257. How does a leader gauge the effectiveness of a plan?

A leader gauge’s the effectiveness of his plan by measuring his progress over time.

258. Why would leadership require accountability tools?

It’s one way of gauging how effective a person’s leadership skills are.  Without accountability his vision will not progress because he might be the only person that can correct any flaws to his own plans.

259. How would a leader make the most effective use of accountability tools?

A leader can most effectively use his accountability tools to gauge his progress.

260. How would you describe leadership by example?

A leader always holds himself accountable for the decisions he makes.  Most of importantly he practices what he preach.

261. What does leading with integrity mean to you?

Leading with integrity is taking charge of a goal you’ve envisioned and demonstrating a 100% commitment to achieving it.

262. In what ways does personal leadership require an individual to put the concerns of others ahead of his own?

Who or what ever it is that a leader values most in his life is where his decisions will be based on.  It will be for their well being than his own.

263. How can our behavior in prison influence the lives of those we ask to support or sponsor us?

If we choose to behave in a manner that alludes us away from disciplinary actions and only seek to better ourselves, it will influence our support network in a very positive way and possibly expand our support network.  But if we’re to behave in a way that will cause us to be housed in the SHU (special housing unit, for any disciplinary infractions) consistently, then there might not be a support network for long.

264. When living within the restrictions of prison boundaries, where can we turn for leadership training?

We can read books about leaders of our past time such as Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, and many others who are like them.

265. Describe an individual who has leadership skills that you admire?

I respect Michael Santos’ leadership skills.  To have accomplished all that he has through 26 years of incarceration is a sign of a true leader.

266. To what extent would emulating such leadership traits influence your prospects for success?

Emulating such leadership traits may open opportunities when I’m employed.  I may receive promotions to higher positions in a short time period.

267. In what ways do our day-to-day actions show our commitment to personal leadership development?

Everyday is an opportunity to prepare for a successful life in society.  A person needs to be fully committed to his goals, requiring he takes steps in that direction and nowhere else irrelevant to his goals.

268. How can a commitment to personal leadership development while in prison influence your relationship with people you haven’t yet met?

If I were to display such good leadership skills in society, it would be hard to consider I was once incarcerated.  People will see me for who I am and not the ex-prisoner stereotype they see on MSNBC shows such as Lock Up.

269. In what way can the Straight-A Guide influence your prison adjustment?

The Straight-A Guide acts as a guide in prison.  It helps me stay the road to my goals, aspirations, and being a better man.

270. In what ways can the Straight-A Guide influence your prospects for a law-abiding, contributing life upon release?

By applying the Straight-A Guide in society, it will help me overcome any adversities I may encounter.

271. In what ways will you use the Straight-A Guide going forward?

I will use the Straight-A Guide to keep me on the right track to achieving my goals.  I will use these lessons as a reassessment tool when evaluating my self from time to time.  The ten lessons learned from the Straight-A Guide will be relevant to my success upon release.

One Response to “Kalani Lautele/ Class 10: Leadership”

  1. Dora Sale says:

    I feel it bro keep up the good work. I’m so proud of you it’s only a matter of time before you get out. Stay focused, driven, and maintain ur goals while you are in there. I love and miss you so much!

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