Dear Chad,

Dear Chad, The time has come. All your hard work and dedication has finally paid off and you are almost off to this new chapter in your life. You’ll dance at your last prom, you’ll take that last exam, you’ll walk down the halls of your high school one last time, and soon enough you’ll…

Thoughts on Being a Mentor

When I think of what a mentor is, the first thing that comes to mind is someone who can help another person by giving them their knowledge and wisdom within a certain topic or experience. I think of someone who can be almost a role model for that person. As I am finishing out my…

Lead with a Purpose

My first semester of college has been such a year of growth and development. I thought coming into this past year, I had a good understanding of what leadership is and what it means to be a good leader. I mean, I was accepted into one of the nation’s best program for leadership students, I…

A Diversity of Leaders

Throughout my life, I have gained the knowledge that their are many different kinds of leaders. Whether it be their personality or their leadership style, everyone has their own way of being a leader. One day in my leadership class, we had the pleasure to hear the stories of a few different leaders that are…

HST110L

Spring semester of your freshman year; the time where everything begins picking up the pace. The first semester was definitely for learning and adapting to the new world that is college, but once you have that first few months under your belt, the stress level definitely increases as you move forward. As part of our…

Mt.P meets Detroit

Who knew that you could experience so much in only two short days. The amount of inspiring, eye-opening, and learning experiences that I had on this trip was something that in some parts can’t describe in words. This was one of those times that you could only learn through experience and living through it to…

Finding My ‘Why” Statement

When you go through your daily life, do you ever stop and think of why you’re doing something? What is the purpose of the action that you are carrying out? Realizing you’re meaning behind everything you do is the first step in finding your why statement and the Ted Talk by Simon Sinek: How Great…

Does Leadership come from a “yes” or “no”?

Leadership is something that I have always had trouble defining. Its something that can have all different kinds of meanings and interpretations. Leadership, I believe, is something that everyone has within themselves, but it’s how you choose to display your leadership to the the rest of the world. When it comes to the theory of…

Encouraging the Heart

Being a leader in whatever you do, you always have to think of others before yourself. The way that you treat the people that you are leading is very vital in the way that they are going to carry out their work. Providing support and positive feedback is giving people the reassurance that they are…

Let’s Have a Friendly Debate(COM267L)

Before entering this class, I was fairly excited because my entire life, I had always loved to debate and be a part of arguments because I always thought that I was somewhat good at holding my own in an argument. I was interested to learn how to debate and really get an idea of how…

Making Meaningful Connections

Two months into college and I am here thinking about all the people that I have met and all the friendships that I have made. Im sitting here realizing that there are so many people out there that I have yet to meet and make a connection with. Not only as a Leader Advancement Scholar…