A Quote on Leadership

December 5, 2012

I recently found a great quote on leadership by John Buchan: “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”  This quote stresses that leadership is all about helping others reach the “greatness” that is already within, not about creating a “greatness” for […]

A Silent Night

December 5, 2012

I don’t know about you all, but sometimes Christmastime can be the most stressful time of the year…everyday there’s something to do, somewhere to go, something to buy, on top of all the other day-to-day business of life. You are expected to be happy, and cheerful constantly, even if you feel tired or worn down. […]

We All Need A Little Sugar!

December 5, 2012

I don’t know how many of you guys know this about me, but I am somewhat of a quoteaholic. I love quotes. Preferably motivational/inspirational quotes or comical ones, but I do enjoy the occasional sad quotes too. Dr. Seuss and Mark Twain have provided me with many likable quotes over the ages. But quotes from […]

Do Not Give Up!

December 5, 2012

Be passionate about your passion.

Reflections on Growth

December 5, 2012

by Lori Lawson   I really want to spend this last blog post of the semester assessing the changes I have seen since “Piedmont 2nd” first came together to form the super power of the combined Leadership and Community Engagement and Sustainability LLC floor. First,  I would like to start with my own progress. While […]

A Critique of Canned Food Drives

December 5, 2012

Submitted by Wendy Wagner. This year is the Governor’s First Annual Holiday Hoops Classic.  In addition to a basketball tournament, the four participating Virginia Universities (Mason, Univ of Virginia, Old Dominion U. and the Univ of Richmond) will be competing to collect the most donations of non-perishable food.  Capital Area Food Bank, an excellent organization […]

Leadership in Dating: Who Wears the Pants?

December 4, 2012

Dating is a complicated process for any couple. It takes hard work on both ends to maintain a satisfying relationship. Nowadays, I feel as though dating is a much harder process due to certain capacities: timing, age differences, jobs, location, or feelings in general. A complexity of a relationship that is often so prominent in […]

The smartest people in the World

December 4, 2012

The smartest people on earth are those that spend their time as best as possible. People like Terrence Tao. Terrence Tao is a “math prodigy” that got 760 out of 800 on the math SAT… When he was 8 years old. By age 11 he was doing university level math. He then went on to […]

“Do you have something to say?”

December 2, 2012

So I haven’t really found my niche here at Mason and it is mostly because I never really talk. I stay in my room often and I never let people know how i feel or what I am thinking. My mom sent me this the other day and it really spoke to me. I think […]