Stanford GSB Essay Tips
Since the other essays and the application itself offers you enormous scope selling your professional side, a keen focus on your personal outlook and life is recommended. Having said that I would recommend very strongly that an implicit (even direct) link be established between this and EVERY other Stanford essay. If something matters most to you it is reasonable to expect that it influences or even drives other aspects of your life.
Though you can actually make things a little simpler by thinking of this as the usual "goals" essay question I hope you won't. Approaching this essay exactly as it is meant to be - with all its unabashed personal focus - will help you not just with Stanford but will also make writing the "goals" essays for other schools much easier.
Conclude with how your ability to build, guide, drive and lead the team resulted in a performance that "exceeded expectations".
The story could culminate with an affirmative transformational change driven by your stance/actions, though a positive result is not demanded by the essay prompt. However, the greater the impact of your action, the greater the power of the essay.
Try to bring a personal tone to the essay, especially in the part of the essay where you formulate your stance and then stand by it. Like in all essay packages, make the final choice of the example keeping in mind the content, theme and examples you have picked for the other essays.Cornell Johnson