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.

Recruiting: Tryouts

Tryouts are a vital part of the recruiting process that let's you select the candidates who are most qualified for and interested in your organization. Your tryouts should thus test both the skills and cultural fit of your prospective applicants.

The Opioid Epidemic: What is the Role of Teen Institutes?

Teen Institutes that are serious about fighting the opioid epidemic need to adopt major reforms to combat the opioid epidemic. As a leader in the teen institute space with over a decade of experience, I know that this is our fight. We must rise to meet it.

Welcome to Thoughts!

Welcome to Thoughts! This new section will contain editorials related to student leadership and student leadership organizations.

Recruiting: The Information Session

The information session is the first opportunity for your organization to introduce itself to prospective members. It should be succinct and persuasive, highlighting your core goals and best features.

Inclusion & Diversity: Speaking Truth to Power

I stood up to the CEO of a Fortune 500 company because I believe in equality of opportunity. In that moment, I shifted the values of the company. We must fight for inclusion and diversity in student organizations, because the values we promote in college may shift the values of America.

Emotional Intelligence: Baselines

Emotional intelligence relies on your understanding of your member's emotional baselines. How you react to deviations in these baselines will influence your results.

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