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 →

PSYCHology

I took AP Psychology my junior year of high school and fell in love with the subject. For a while I was considering pursuing a career in psychology until I stumbled upon the event management world. It was so fascinating to me how much goes on in our brains and how it affects everything around... Continue Reading →

DEBATE? debate.

Going into my Introduction to Debate class this semester I was slightly concerned with how well I would do in the class. I had never taken a public speaking class or debate class, and in the past speaking in front of others used to terrify me. Before Introduction to Debate I felt confident enough to... 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 →

Making CONNECTIONS

What a refreshing and beneficial weekend at Great Wolf Lodge with CMU's Leadership Institute! Connections Conference was all about building networks and making connections with others who share the same vision and desire to make the world a better place through leadership. The weekend was filled with insightful speakers, collaborative workshops, interactive sessions, and socials. I... Continue Reading →

SPARK LEADERSHIP

Going into Spark Leadership I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know much about the program except for the fact that it was required for my scholarship. I thought it was going to be like every other leadership training where we get split up into groups and go through a series of team... Continue Reading →

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