All posts by JiLon Li

Building Effective Policies: Execution

When implementing policies, keep them simple and apply them in a fair manner which maximizes your desired impact.

Building Effective Policies: Requirements and Planning

The policies or rules that you implement in your organization will influence the culture of your group and the actions of your members. Plan your policies well and you'll ensure smooth operations for your initiatives.

Categories and Rules of Rewards and Punishments

Creating effective group policies are vital for any strong student group. These "laws" will facilitate your organization's goals and ensure that everyone is being held to an equal standard. However, before we delve into that, we must first categorize our incentives and explain how best to use them. 

Reform, Change, and Goal-Setting

Reforms should be introduced at the beginning of the year. They should be specific, actionable, and based off concrete goals. The best change managers guide implementation and ensure buy in from all relevant parties.

Political Capital and Change Management

Political capital is the amount of goodwill you have. How you spend it will influence your ability to create change.

Emotional Intelligence: Motivation (Part II)

When designing your intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, there are two elements that you must consider: your school's culture and your organization's mission.

Emotional Intelligence: Motivation (Part I)

In an ideal organization, all members would be intrinsically motivated and would go above and beyond the call of duty. To accomplish this, you must learn how to wield intrinsic and extrinsic motivators.

Recruiting: Planning Initiation

After weeks of preparation, days of interviews, and countless hours talking about your organization, you're finally ready to welcome your new members. Your initiation should be exciting, memorable, and should build a sense of camaraderie. A successful initiation will create a strong buy-in from your new members resulting in future dedication and team spirit.

Hazing and the Initiation Process

Hazing is irresponsible and abhorrent. It should be avoided at all costs.

Emotional Intelligence: Interpreting Body Language

If emotional intelligence is considered a "soft" skill, then body language is the "hard" data points that you will use to interpret a person's mood. Master the interpretation of body language and you will be better able to understand a person's behavior and motivations.