When planning internal events, it's important to be flexible. Assumptions that you make before an event can be incorrect; circumstances during the event may shift; takeaway lessons from a completed event may become more or less accurate as time passes.
The person who knows “how” will always be dependent on the person who knows “why”. Great student leaders understand the reasons behind actions and initiatives. By understanding why something is being done, you can begin to build a strategy for implementation. But before we analyze specific strategies, we must first consider the foundational why. Why does your organization exist?
In this blog, I will explore leadership concepts that can be, at times, abstract. Therefore, I will be using three case studies to provide concrete examples of these concepts in action. These organizations include the Speech & Debate Team, Consult For America, and the Judo Club.
Diverse members make a diverse team. Diverse teams lead to better problem solving and new creative ideas. When selecting your members, it's important to try and recruit a variety of personalities and perspectives.
Your organization is defined by its members. Without great people, you cannot have a great team. Therefore, much thought and effort should be put into identifying the individuals who will be most dedicated to and most passionate about what your organizations does.
What is leadership? This is the fundamental question that this blog seeks to answer. As we delve into the specific operations and tactics that student leaders use to run successful organizations, it’s vital that we understand and continually revisit this question.