For those of you who read my blog post about Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk called “Start With Why”, this post will be a follow-up to an even deeper discussion that my LAS cohort discussed about it in class. For those of you who have never heard of or seen the ted talk, I would recommend… Continue reading “But why?”
Recently, my cohort was asked to think about whether “leadership comes from saying the words ‘yes’ or ‘no’.” After first reading the prompt, I honestly didn’t even get what the question was asking, hence why it has taken me a whole week to even write this post. I let this question sit in my head for days as… Continue reading It’s ok to just say “no”. In fact, it’s better!
When I first say the name “Ellen DeGeneres”, what comes to your mind? Her tv show? Her humor? All the awesome gifts she gives away? Dory from Finding Nemo? Do her leadership qualities stick out? For me, Ellen is one of the most inspiring and motivated leaders I can think of. Not only is she… Continue reading Ellen DeGeneres. Or, as Grace used to call her, Ellen the generous.
What’s being a leader without going to many leadership events?? This past Friday I was able to spend a chunk of my day at an event called Spark that the Leadership Institute here at CMU puts on for any student on campus that wants to better their leadership skills. As a part of this event,… Continue reading Finding That Spark!
If you read my Connections blog post you would’ve read about my favorite lecture on the trip, but, I would like to share another one that really spoke to me personally while also on a leadership scale as well. For those of you who know the Peterson family, you know that the arts is something we… Continue reading Leadership Lecture #1
I’m going to be honest, I am most definitely not one that loves reading or even really likes it, but, when we were assigned a book project in my Leadership class I was excited! I knew the book would be good because it would fill me with inspiration and knowledge from a very wise leader… Continue reading Find your WHY
Unfortunately with my marching band schedule, I was unable to join the rest of my cohort in the leadership psychology class, but I am still grateful for what I learned in just a regular psych class. One concept that I related a lot to how I function as a leader was when we learned about… Continue reading PSY100