“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

November 29, 2012

One of my favorite song’s is Rusted Roots cover of You Can’t Always Get What You Want (and here are full lyrics). While the verses are resoundingly political, that’s not what I tend to focus on in this song. Instead, I like the chorus which states: “You can’t always get what you want. But if […]

Insightful Thanksgiving

November 28, 2012

There was so much going on on Thanksgiving day, one of the many was the Redskins vs. Cowboys game. As my family and I watched the Redskins win I noticed a commercial that stuck to me and made me think of our leadership class.  I would show it to you, but I couldn’t find the […]

Perception and Leadership: Stop Using Your Phones and Laptops

November 28, 2012

It’s about time to tackle a prevalent problem: how people perceive us as leaders. Perception is vital when looking at leadership; what you display at any given time gives people a picture of who you are. Leaders who are in the media face this everyday: whenever they walk out of a conference, when they leader […]

Are we all really so different?

November 28, 2012

Differences are often the first thing we notice about others, whether at first glance, preconceived notions, or even through general stereotypes. Granted, each of us as individuals do carry with us different religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, paired with a myriad of different experiences that have shaped each of us into who we are and […]

Managing Change in a Changing Environment

November 28, 2012

does one manage managing change? Can too much change not be change at all? (See blog about pushing change too fast). These are the questions that one has to ask themselves before attacking a problem and turning it radically around. I believe that too much change is not change at all because it leads you […]

Why Global Leadership?

November 28, 2012

My last blog post was based on Global Leadership and the famine in Somalia. In response, I received two big questions; why is it important to pay attention to global hunger issues when there is hunger right here in our backyard? What can one person really do when they live so far away?   Well, […]

Who is a Leader???

November 27, 2012

    Some say that leaders are born rather than brought up. Leaders, in this context, are implied to have certain characteristics. For instance in this view, a leader is someone who is forthright, brave, optimistic and able to read their surroundings. These charactersitics portray traditional leading. In ealier classes we have determined that leadership comes in […]

Life Tips from a book about Professional Race Driving

November 27, 2012

First off, let me say that there’s no book in the world that can tell you the right and proper way to carry on life. But sometimes it’s nice to learn about tips and techniques that do work well. There’s a book called Speed Secrets: Professional Race Driving Techniques and even though it’s a book about […]

Is getting straight A’s in school important as a leader?

November 27, 2012

Sometimes when you’re going through school, whether it’s college or kindergarten in elementary school, you wonder, “Is getting good grades important?” Or even more specifically, is getting straight A’s important?

Third Party?

November 17, 2012

Posted by Emily Barnhill             Of course I am going to talk about the topic everyone has on their minds on November 7th, the election. This election was an eye opener for me it was the first one in which I could vote and I must say that it was a daunting task. I didn’t […]