LEADERSHIP What is your definition of a leader? What is the best way to be a leader?
LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS? Being successful Being in control Getting things done Depth of knowledge Motivating people Directing others Taking charge Helping other succeed Delegating tasks Being a servant Listening Developing trust Creating a shared vision Championing change Developing leadership in others
LEADERSHIP IS… Being actively involved Making positive change Being committed to the success of the group Accepting responsibility, along with others, for that success Leadership is not about having a position or title Asking, “Why?” “Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.” - John Maxwell
LEARN AND PRACTICE LEADERSHIP Purdue has over 900 student organizations, including: 98 Athletic and Recreation 281 Related to specific academic majors 147 Community Service 77 Ethnic and Cultural 18 Music 31 Residence Hall Clubs 174 Special Interest 34 Event Planning and Programming Clubs
INTERESTED? Learn to play hurling Join the baking club Go bass fishing Immerse yourself in another culture Get involved in your major Watch cult films Learn to dance Explore Medieval culture
HIDDEN OPPORTUNITIES What does hurling, baking, or dancing have to do with leadership?
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? BoilerLink (https://boilerlink.purdue.edu)https://boilerlink.purdue.edu List all 900+ organizations B-Involved Activities Fair This Saturday on the Engineering Mall Mortar Board Calendar Lists dates and times for club call-outs Activities Bonanza During second or third week of classes Boiler Bash at the Black Student Union Look for “Callout” info (flyers, sidewalk chalking, etc.)
NEW BEGINNINGS College is a time to develop and utilize your strengths and talents both on campus and in the community. Challenge: Choose 2 clubs or organizations. One in your major One for fun
FINAL THOUGHT What can a goose teach us about leadership? Mayer, John. “DSC_1125.jpg.” Photograph. Flickr Creative Commons. 29 Dec. 2009. Web. 31 Jul. 2014.
QUESTION #1 What is the online system where you can find involvement and leadership opportunities? A.BoilerLink B.MyPurdue C.Blackboard D.Course Signals
QUESTION #2 Which statement about leadership is generally TRUE? A.A good leader has a leadership title. B.A good leader develops leadership in others. C.A good leader only accepts responsibility when it advances their mission.
QUESTION #3 Where does Purdue have leadership opportunities? A.Academics B.Athletics C.Community Service D.Music E.All of the above
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