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Notes to RAs Just replace Terps with your school mascot. Put your room number on the last slide of text The pictures at the end correspond to key phrases in the text slides Order does not matter Thank you! Teddy Powers RA, The University of Maryland Questions?
Tips on Being a Leader of Terps
Figure out what youre good at, and then get better at it. Richard Bach said, Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
Be a role model. A leader is one who does not only lead in certain situations but lives his or her life as an example of strength, dedication, and purpose.
Live with passion. People are attracted to people with emotional vitality, and will want to follow you. People run away from fires but toward people whose hearts are on fire.
Do not give in to negativity. If something is wrong, work to fix it. The world is a mix of good and bad. Leaders accentuate the good and strive to reduce the bad.
Work harder than anyone else. Thomas Edison said, Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Maintain an unwavering sense of conviction. Believe in what you say. Say what you believe. Never be afraid to do the right thing, even if it is unpopular or difficult. The Bible says, And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Listen to others and try to block out your thoughts when actively listening to others.
Tell the truth. Dishonesty is a sign of weakness. You are not weak.
Be willing to start at the bottom in a student organization. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, If life makes you a street sweeper, be the best street sweeper you can be."
Stay humble. When you are successful, give yourself a self-five in private, but never broadcast your ego to others.
Be confident. Look the part by keeping your head up and shoulders back. Act the part by believing in what you do and where you are going.
Acknowledge and encourage others successes. Let others know when they are doing well, and urge them on when they are struggling. The Dalai Lama said, If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Do not use curse words. When you are in true pain, swear words have been proven to reduce your pain. Otherwise, cussing only lessen others respect for you.
Figure out what your weaknesses are so that you can consciously improve on them. The Koran says, "If you don't have the capacity to change yourself and your attitudes, then nothing around you can be changed."
Follow through with what you say. A Jewish proverb says, Do not be wise in words – be wise in deeds.
Do not be afraid to fail. Imperfection breeds improvement. Confucius said, "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."
Fill yourself and those around you with self-fulfilling prophecies about future successes. Saying goals aloud will help make them so.
Have a sense of urgency. While the length of your life is unknown (but finite), your (insert school name) experience will likely only be four years. You do not have any days to waste in life and especially in college.
Consciously try to put yourself in unfamiliar situations to learn about people different from you. A leader is someone who can lead not only those who look and act like him or her, but everyone.
Stop by (YOUR ROOM #) to talk about what organizations might be good for you, and ways to maximize your successes in any group. I want to see everyone succeed, and I want to help you get there.