Three Questions to Inspire

Ted Talks are a magnificent thing used to gain random, yet useful, bits of knowledge. One talk in particular is highly praised in the LAS cohorts, that is “The Golden Circle” by Simon Sinek. This is something we use constantly to make sure we are concentrating on the real reason behind why we do what…

Pre-LAS in the D

Tomorrow morning, me and the rest of my cohort will set out for the magnificent Motor City of Detroit for two days filled with service and learning experiences. Typically, in my small hometown of Grant, the service projects I have the opportunity to participate in are organized with the local churches. We put on soup suppers…

Yes, the Answer to Positivity in Leadership

If I could define leadership in the smallest and most simple way, I would say “yes”. This may seem almost too simple of a word that is unable to describe such a great and deep idea. However, simplicity is sometimes the best route to take when talking of leadership so as to not get lost…

Encouraging the Heart

As a protocol requirement for all Leadership Advancement Scholars, we must read an assigned leadership book, create and interactive project reflecting the book and present everything to our LDR 100 class. The book given to my group is titled Encouraging the Heart.  It explained the best ways for you to be a respected and even…

A Spark for Leadership

Having never attended any sort of leadership conference in high school, I had little expectations for “Spark.” I arrived with an open mind ready to experience something new and to grow in my leadership skills. After all attendees were put into several small groups, my team set out to complete one of the many activities set…

Wolfs and Water Parks and Connections Oh My!

A requirement of the Leadership Advancement Scholarship is to attend the Connections Leadership Conference during our Freshman year. This conference was opened to all leaders on CMU’s campus who wished to further their leadership skills and wanted to meet more leaders like themselves. All 49 members of my cohort attended Connections along with several members…