In taking this course, the morning activities were insightful in understanding the form of strengths and weaknesses in me which are not conducive for the making of an effective leader. In the first set of exercises, one of the tasks was to find something to read and to write a review on it, to develop a vision statement and to practice media deprivation. I am just highlighting some of the few tasks that I found interesting and which was also instrumental in helping me assess my self-strengths and weaknesses and how it connects to developing my leadership potential. Primarily consider the first element of reading something in the library. This activity taught me how long it was since I took time out to read something that was not a short blog or an article review or anything that could not be read in five to ten minutes. It showed me how short my attention span had become. Except for in course sessions and when preparing for classes, as a student I believe I spend less time in reading something in leisurely time. I believe this has shortened my attention span. Secondly, the media deprivation was yet another element that I found was needed to highlight to me how my lessening attention span came to be. Even after switching of some application such as Facebook on my phone, I kept checking continuously for updates. It was some time before I was able to properly wean myself away from it. In developing a vision statement for leadership, I would state that more attention and care in day to day activities is one element that I would aspire to have in the long run. I would like to be more self-aware of situations and people and give more attention to things around me than to be focused on checking media updates etc. all the time. I believe this lack of attention was leading to lack of self-awareness and this is a leadership weakness at this point. However, I have been analytical enough to identify what the issue was and I believe this analytic mind is leadership strength. A good leader would be able to analyse and use the insights gained for improving self and others (Shamir and Eilam, 2005; Kim, 2003).