TO MY MENTEE

Wow. It was one year ago that I sat at my desk racking my brain for the best possible way to reveal myself to you. I didn't know much about you, other than the fact that you were about to join a crazy family called CMU's Leadership Institute. Yes I did some stalking and may... Continue Reading →

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COMMUNICATING AS LEADERS

Another requirement for the Leader Advancement Scholar and Leadership minor is COM 461L Communication in Leadership. Similar to LDR 200 this course was about theories and concepts centered around how leaders communicate to become more effective. I felt this course was the most beneficial so far in my Leadership minor coursework and LAS protocol. Walking away... Continue Reading →

HDF 110 REFLECTION

Another requirement for my Leader Advancement Scholarship and Leadership minor is HDF 110 Oppression: Roots and Impact. This class was meant to examine the roots and impact of different forms of oppression within a social context. This topic has been fairly new to me ever since I started college. I believe that CMU does a great job... Continue Reading →

PHL 118L REFLECTION

Required for the LAS protocol and Leadership Minor is Philosophy 118 Moral Problems. I never thought of myself as a philosophical person but I soon realized that it's beneficial to explore issues and theories in a philosophical manner. The topics discussed in class were utilitarianism, euthanasia, abortion, morality and religion, death penalty, sexuality, war, and... Continue Reading →

TED TALK | SIMON SINEK

Simon Sinek began his investigation of how leaders inspire action by exploring what makes leaders stand out. He examined the way they think, act, and communicate and came to the conclusion that effective leaders start with "why". Sinek's quote, "People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it," explains how great leaders... Continue Reading →

LEADERSHIP = “YES!”

My professor for one of my leadership courses posed this question: "Does leadership come from a 'yes' or a 'no'?" I'm not going to lie, this question tripped me up quite a bit. I wasn't sure what it meant or how to answer it. Of course, my professor instructed that we either side with "yes"... Continue Reading →

JAMES SUNNOCK

Father, husband, missionary, giver, role model, friend, leader, and Pastor of Victory Life Church, James Sunnock, has helped guide my life for the past four years. I have had the opportunity to know James on a personal level and listen to his teachings, wisdom, advice, and life stories; and I must say, I strive to be more... Continue Reading →

LEADERSHIP LECTURES

Throughout this semester, I have sat through several incredible leadership lectures. Here are a few that I think are worth sharing. In one of my earlier blogs I wrote about my experience at Connections Conference and the sessions I attended there. When we first got there we received a booklet detailing the different sessions we could... Continue Reading →

“A LEADER’S LEGACY” REFLECTION

This semester, my Introduction to Leadership Education class was divided into groups to read and analyze a leadership text. My group was assigned the book "A Leader's Legacy" by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. We identified the four major themes of the book which were Significance, Relationships, Aspirations, and Courage. Each theme encompassed several different... Continue Reading →

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