Personal Statement : Mike Ross Essay
My leader’s name is Mike Ross. Mike grew up in Hawaii and Southern California. As a young person he was self-destructive. He was a surfer and spent a lot of time on the beach. One of his jobs after High School was sailing yachts from Honolulu to Los Angeles for wealthy people. He eventually moved to Texas where he met his wife. As a result of spending time with his wife and her family he began going to church where he eventually took Jesus as his Lord and Savior. His life found new purpose. He eventually began a career in the fire service. He was a Fire Marshal in the Dallas area. He was also a policeman in the Dallas area. This background led him to become the life safety officer at a major bank. When he lost that job he took a chance and started his own business. He knew about a niche in the financial industry that needed to be filled. 25 years later his business employs 75 employees and has contracts with 7 of the 10 largest financial institutions in the United States.
Why do you feel that this person is a leader?
Mike is an entrepreneur at heart. He is a risk taker, but I would not describe him as a gambler. Neither of those things makes him a leader. However, the way he manages those aspects of his personality does. He has a way of pursuing his dreams and sharing his vision that is contagious. He is an ethical person whose focus on others allows him to recognize need and fill that need in a way that benefits all…