In my LDR 200 class, we learned about leadership theories through workshops presented by my classmates. In these workshops, my cohort and I learned not only the theories, but ways in which they are applied in real life. One workshop that I held at high importance was the behavioral approach of leadership. This theory emphasizes both… Continue reading LDR 200 Theory Application: Behavioral Approach
The Leader Advancement Scholarship protocol makes it mandatory that recipients join what are called "LEAD Teams." There are many different teams, each specializing in an event that the Leadership Institute puts on. My event was Relay for Life, in which the Leadership Institute created a team to fundraise for the American Cancer Society and worked a table at… Continue reading Relay for Life LEAD Team
After what seems to have been the fastest 30 hours of my life, my LAS cohort and I have arrived back at CMU from our service trip to Detroit. My expectations of this trip were greatly exceeded, and I'm back feeling very grateful for the experience. On Friday, February 10th, my LAS cohort and I departed… Continue reading LAS in the D: My Take
w Detroit is a place I've traveled to quite often throughout my life. From ice-skating at Campus Martius, adventuring at the DIA, going to Tigers games, and running 5k's in Corktown and Belle Isle, living 40 minutes away from the city has allowed me to gain an appreciation for Detroit that most Americans don't possess. Granted, this also… Continue reading Down to Detroit We Go!
Does leadership come from a 'yes' or a 'no'? When faced with this question, I had to evaluate my initial thoughts. My instinct: yes, of course. Leadership is being open to new opportunities and expecting the unexpected, even if the result is not ideal. But my indecisiveness was dying to challenge this, so I considered the… Continue reading A ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Answer
As part of the LAS protocol, I was required to attend the Spark Leadership Experience. This day-long conference hosted by the Leadership Institute was available for all CMU students. I was very much looking forward to the day; I'd heard it was a very impactful conference. I walked into the conference hall and sat with… Continue reading Ignite Your Spark
As an incoming freshman at Central Michigan University, I was lucky enough to gain a mentor through the Leader Advancement Scholarship (LAS). In LAS, every sophomore scholarship recipient chooses one freshman to help through all the stresses and tribulations that come with the first year of college. I was chosen by the amazing Kylie Zellner, one of… Continue reading Bonding and Bon Fires