Be A Leader
The Compelling Why Leadership Series consists of facilitated conversations by corporate volunteers who incorporate TED Talks, movie clips and their personal professional experiences to help raise students’ awareness and understanding of the leadership attributes (integrity, commitment, emotional intelligence and collaboration) required for success in today’s globally competitive workforce.
Industry needs workers who not only understand the core skills of their chosen profession but who also possess the leadership qualities that help promote organizational success. These are the same qualities colleges and universities seek in their student bodies. These are attributes every student needs to create their best reality.
Four Indicators of Leadership Excellence
Leaders build trust through integrity and by being honest, fair, and by holding themselves and others to the highest ethical standards in every situation.
Leaders build commitment in their teams and groups with passion, enthusiasm, resilience, and by getting results.
Leaders build strong relationships by displaying emotional intelligence, and by being self-aware and conscious of the point-of-view of others.
Leaders build winning teams through collaboration and working toward the best outcomes for the organization, group or peers, even if that means sacrificing their own interests.
Volunteer facilitators encourage students to explore questions surrounding the above leadership characteristics while using their personal and professional leadership experiences to encourage students to think about and consider how those characteristics can be applied in their lives as students, friends, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.
Student awareness and understanding of these attributes will position them well for future academic and career pursuits.