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…

How Tennis Shaped My Success

Transitioning from Junior High to High School was a very scary thought when I was fourteen. Growing up going to a private elementary school and then being thrown into the Public Junior High School was a tough move, and the thought of joining the High School had me on edge. Tennis helped get me through…

Connections: Branching Out

Something we learn day in and day out as apart of the Leadership Institute on campus is the importance of networking with a variety of people. The Connections Conference our LAS Cohort was required to attend did just that in a 2 day long conference at the Great Wold Lodge Resort in Traverse City, Michigan….

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…

Safari Toward Success

When people ask me how the first week here at CMU went, I have a much different answer than my friends at different universities. Here at Central Michigan University I was granted the opportunity to take part in one of the most accredited Leadership Conferences in the country, all while getting acclimated to the campus…

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…