In the teach the class (first project) I learned how I like to integrate what I know about how people work together and use that to keep a project moving along. I also recognized that even though I wasn’t the leader at any time I was always contributing as a foundation builder. I can see how this is helpful but also how it might (in this environment) deny the leader the opportunity to really learn to lead. I am always wondering in those situations if I am not just really a fully participating team member and not taking over.
In this project I did not take over I became the information hub collecting the commentary and organizing the information. I overcame one of my primary weaknesses in this role I didn’t fall into procrastination when I was doing this. Things came in and I released them back out to the team as quickly as I could. There often wasn’t time to critique each other work in a face to face meeting so we would observe the comments going back and forth when we would use reply to all to keep a discussion and we all did a good job of keeping up with each others ideas.
Personally, my strengths were my ability to communicate an idea, help the group in forming consensus, and leading without being the leader. I think my weaknesses were not putting enough pure input into how our presentation would unfold for the team as a whole. I think that might have been the weak link for us. But I also believe we had a great team and everything went well in the end.