Thanks a lot for your response.
I know I feel very excited about the wedding example because of emotional factors, thats why feedback from a third person is very helpful
before I get carried away
Here is the alternate leadership example I am considering.
"I have lead our team of four in a 1 and 1/2 year project acting as a contact between the team and our manager. At the time of our final milestone,
At the time of our final milestone,manager had to take a short leave because of unavoidable reasons.
This milestone was extremely important, and there were stringent criteria for allowing this code to be allowed in the common software. Meeting these
criteria at that time seemed very challenging. Failure to make it during a small window of 1 week, would mean all our work will have to wait another 6-8 months for next window to open and thus costing us valuable market advantage and a possiblility that the project will be deemed a failure.
manager put me in charge of managing our portion of the project while he was away.
During this time I represented our team to other teams. Coordinated efforts for meeting various criterion. The number of bugs in the project presented a big challenge, it seemed like a highly challenging task to reduce the number of bugs to very low levels demanded. I delegated the work to the team and motivated them to fix the bugs, realized that we could do it with sharing knowledge and expertise among the team members. I arranged regular meetings between engineers so they had could share their insights in the bugs that others were working on. When manager returned from his leave, our team had not only met all the criteria but also had the least number of bugs among all teams.
Manager passed on the praises that he got for our team's performance in
a senior management meeting to me and handed me other rewards."
Let me know what your feel about this.