Year In Review

“I cannot wait to get out of here” is a common phrase that everyone uses as they finish off their high school career and patiently wait to head off to college. Continue reading

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Mentor Reflection

In my first year as a college student comes to an end, I am starting to look back at how blessed I truly was this year at CMU. I was blessed with the perfect mentor who truly became my ‘mentor of the year.’ If I hadn’t had Liz Colvin as my mentor, I don’t think it would be as easy for me to be excited to have my own mentee as I am. I am nervous to mess up but if you’re not nervous for something then your heart isn’t in it, and let me tell you this, my heart is in it entirely for my mentee. Continue reading

DIS Lead team

Diversity. Inclusion. Service. Some may see these three words as the foundation of Leadership, but in my eyes it was only the foundation of my Lead team within Central Michigan University’s Leadership Institute. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Service (DIS) Lead team was something that as a Leader Advancement Scholar, I was required to participate in. Continue reading

Pre-Service Trip

When you think of Michigan what places do you think of in a positive way? Mackinac, Frankenmuth, South Haven, maybe the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? All of these places are places that you automatically think of when you think of the mitten state. For once, I wish people would see the beauty in the city of Detroit that I see daily. Continue reading

It’s Not What You Do, It’s Why You Do It

Simon Sinek is a “visionary thinker with a rare intellect” and is focusing his life on teaching other how to inspire people. In his TED Talk “How great leaders inspire action,” Simon explains the golden circle and explains why people follow certain ideas over others. The process is called the Golden Circle. Continue reading

Is Leadership as Simple as a Yes or No?

After years of exposure, knowledge and growth I have come to a personal conclusion that the concept of “leadership” is not as simple as a ‘yes’or ‘no’ question. We all know of the question, “Are you a leader?” or “Would you consider yourself a leader?” but to be completely honest I don’t think I could answer this question by simply saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”

-John Wooden

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The Power of Emotional Intelligence

In LDR 100 we were required to generate a presentation on a book that we were assigned, with a group that we were placed in. I was blessed with a great group that worked really well together- Myself, Ellen Wegener, Jazmin Wright-Zornes, Markus Cuevas, Blake Kwiecinski, Emily Oltman, Megan Bird, and Abby Kroczaleski. Continue reading