At the halfway point in my internship here at Premier, I’m very happy with how everything is going! Early in the week, I got to interview one of the employees to pick his brain about a number of topics, including leadership, the future of sports psychology, and how to separate myself as a candidate in the field. He spoke about how he believes effective leaders foster a group to succeed through their emotional intelligence and guidance, not so much authoritarianism and refusing to be challenged. Further, he felt that active self-reflection and understanding of my personal “why” or purpose would be the most helpful things to focus on in order to develop my leadership skills.
Finally, this week I was able to finish up a statistical analysis report. I was so thankful that I had taken my Psych 202 class, because without that knowledge I would have had not been able to complete this project for my supervisor.