Mentor/Mentee Retreat: Round 2

Mentor/Mentee Retreat: Round 2

This year I was able to attend the Mentor/Mentee Retreat for the second year in a row, however, this time I was the mentor.  It was an experience completely different than the one I had a year ago.  This time I did not feel like an outsider, but like I was actually a part of this family. Read more

Leadership Theory In Action

Leadership Theory In Action

For my Leadership Studies class, the 40 some of us were split into different groups.  Each group was in charge of teaching the class a different leadership theory.  My group was responsible for one of the harder topics: The Style Approach.  I won’t go into too much detail, but basically, according to the style approach, there are four types of leaders in the world.  Each of them leads in a different way and are more successful than others in certain situations.   Read more

#LEADChat

#LEADChat

A lead chat is something that the Leadership Institute does every so often through social media, mainly twitter.  They ask questions about every aspect of leadership and who ever wants to can reply or use the hashtag LEADChat to join in.  My leadership cohort participated in one focused on mentor/mentee relationships.  It was a week or so before we choose who we wanted to be a mentor to, so it was a good way to reflect on our relationships with our mentors and think about how to make those our relationships with our mentees even better.   Read more

LAS in the D: Looking Back

LAS in the D: Looking Back

This trip was designed to help those of us who went, learn to lead, facilitate, and help even when we don’t think we can.  We experienced all of these things within the two short days that we were there.  The first day we met with the students at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.  Here was get assigned to a classroom where we facilitated a few activities for the students.  Next we met with the butta and pilot students (much like a student council or NHS) where we taught them a few different games to play and how to run those. Read more

LEAD Team: Competition Day

LEAD Team: Competition Day

Every year, as a part of the Leadership Protocol, we are required to be a part of a LEAD Team.  There are many different teams, including a social team, a newsletter team, and many others.  The team that I got placed on was the Competition Day LEAD Team.   Read more

LAS in the D – The Before

LAS in the D – The Before

Just like the typical farm girl (that I kinda am), I only know Detroit for what I have heard about it.  I have been in Detroit multiple times, but only for things like Red Wings or Tigers games, so I really didn’t have any time to just stop and look around.  The main issues that I know about are the ones that I hear on the news (when I watch to it) or from other people.  These include a lot of crime, poor education, a lot of vacant land and a need for new growth in the area. Read more

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_PeopleMany people have heard of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People before, but few actually know what the seven habits actually are or how to use them in their daily lives. Each chapter in this book focuses on one of the seven habits and describes how it can be used in everyday life. The habits are listed as follows: Be Proactive; Begin With the End in Mind; Put First Things First; Think Win-Win; Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood; Synergize; and Sharpen the Saw. Read more