Leadership Without Limbs

November 4, 2009

While perusing the internet for possible blog topics, I came across this wonderful post on teamworkandleadership.com. The blog and video are shared below:

Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings: Inspirational Leadership.


RAMPage 2009: Show Your Spirit…and Keep Your Dignity.

November 2, 2009

The first week of November has descended upon us and with it brings chillier weather, an accelerated class pace as finals are encroaching and the illustrious Homecoming festivities. In the past, Homecoming has often been overshadowed by other rivalry games taking place prior and post-homecoming game. However, this year, the stakes are undoubtably higher.
The Opponent: Duke

The Significance: Biggest rivalry in College Sports history.

While the second point may be debatable to circles outside of the North Carolina bubble, to us Heels, and those “dookies,” the Tobacco Road hatred is phenomenal. Some may dispute the intensity of such a rivalry in sports outside of Basketball, but I digress.  Our hatred, much like our propensity for excellence, knows no boundaries when it comes to our blue-dEVIL foes.

What does this have to do with leadership one might ask? It’s simple.  As a student leader, your peers will look to you for behavioral cues. For example, if you’re throwing lemons on the field, someone else will almost surely adhere to your citrus shenanigans. As a student leader, it is your responsiblity to remember the Carolina Way and, more importantly, your dignity in the face of overwhelming hatred. Root for your team, but disregard demeaning chants, as their ultimate effect demeans you. Indulge in victory, but remember humilty, as the tides often vary in College sports.

Remember leadership and remember the importance of always living up to the expectations of this university and more importantly, yourself.


Want to Develop Some Skills?

October 30, 2009

Hey all 🙂

CLD presents to you *drum roll* :

Leadership Foundations Workshop Series!!

 

Upcoming workshops for November will be:

Tues. 11/ 3 ,  5 pm  –  “Personality and Leadership”

Wed.  11/ 4 ,  4 pm – “How to Plan and Run  a meeting”

Tues. 11/10,  7 pm  – “Effective Communication”

Thu.  11/12 , 7:30 pm – “Personality and Leadership”

Mon.  11/16, 6 pm  – “Budgeting and Fundraising”

Mon. 11/16,  7 pm – “Personal Money Management”

Tues.  11/17,  6 pm –  “Stress and Time Management”

Wed.  11/18,  6 pm – “Public Speaking”


All workshops will be held in the Student Union Room 3503. Each workshop is approximately 1 hour in length.  There’s no cost and no advanced registration so feel free to attend any workshop(s) you’d like 🙂


Introspection

October 20, 2009

“Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.” -Edwin Freidman

Leadership presents opportunity; the opportunity to inspire populations large and small, present and future. Leadership, primarily, is about the facilitator. What do your leadership styles say about you?


Working Together

September 2, 2009

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”

—Jim Stovall; author, speaker


As the summer fades to fall…

August 22, 2009

I hope everyone had an amazing summer! It was great getting to meet so many diverse and different freshman this summer during CTOPS. Welcome ot Carolina, and welcome to this family.

I will leave you with a quote:

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

Can’t wait for all the exciting events the fall will bring! Stay tuned!

-Andrea


Optimism

August 12, 2009

“You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.”

—Robert Collier (1885-1950); motivational author

Thanks to Foundation for a Better Life