LDR 200: More Than Just Another Class

This isn’t LDR 100 anymore, this is the big leagues. My second semester of college and my second leadership class taken with my cohort is coming to an end, where did the time go? The goal of this course is to better understand leadership theory, grow one’s conceptualization ability, and better implement philosophical ideas into…

The American Experience

In all that we do and say history is present, history is everywhere. We see it in the classroom, in the people we interact with, in the social norms of our society, and in ourselves. It is the driving factor of the decisions that we make whether we realize it or not, and it can…

Live Intentionally

“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.” – Richie Norton Wake up. Go to class. Clock into work. Sit in meetings. Finish homework. Repeat. Life isn’t meant to be a cycle, it’s meant to be an opportunity for growth, innovation, changing perspectives, and forward thinking. So why…

The Fred Factor

In my Leadership class for one of our group projects we were assigned to read a book on Leadership theories and present what we took away from it. My group was assigned The Fred Factor written by Mark Sanborn. The book was based on Fred Shea, an ordinary postal man who continually went above and beyond…

Start With “Why?”

One of the Leadership Lectures I attended over this semester was based on the book Start With Why by Simon Sinek. This particular presentation focused on the Golden Circle which illustrates the 3 main things we should always ask ourselves when performing tasks; how, what, and why?  It is easy to identify what we are…

Fired up for CMU, Sparked Up for Leadership!

I was granted the opportunity to attend a Spark Leadership series held right here on CMU’s campus. What is SPARK? It is a day long workshop geared towards self discovery and recognition. Here you learn to tap into your unused potential and discover what type of leader you are on campus.  Spark to me was…

A Leap of Faith

Coming to CMU had me completely on edge; leaving my family, friends and loyal pup behind to make a life for myself at college was a daunting task that I faced, and my first three weeks didn’t come easy. I didn’t know if I had been suffiently prepared for success in the classroom, socially, or honestly…