Leadership Experience Claire and Maryam

The Power of a Connection

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA— I was first exposed to the intricacies of South African women’s birth and breastfeeding experiences when I interned at a public hospital in Cape Town in the fall of 2016. Intrigued and inspired by what I learned, I returned to Cape Town during the summer of…

Leadership Exploration Fall scene with students

Leadership as Choice – Part II

To begin, let’s look at the contexts in which leadership choices take place. Many of us have been asked a variation of the question – “who are you as a leader?” This is a difficult question, and in honesty, an unfair question. We carry multiple lenses and identities, shaped by…

Leadership Applied Malcolm Campbell with student in lab

Malcolm Campbell on Failing

Professor of Biology at Davidson College, Malcolm Campbell, shares his philosophy on working with students to develop leadership. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic1k5k0wQMM&feature=youtu.be

Leadership Applied Students on campus

Lead From Strength

Many college students come to college not knowing their strengths.  Students and professionals in the workplace have been taught the conventional approach that you should maintain your personal strengths and work on fixing your weaknesses.  Typically, this is done through identifying improvement areas and then creating a plan on how…

Leadership Exploration Chambers building at dusk

Leadership as Choice

What is leadership? This is a great question, and answers abound. A simple Google search for “what is leadership,” will produce 98,000,000 results. It seems like everyone who writes about leadership has a list of characteristics, behaviors, beliefs or great quotes from successful people to share as the “definition” of…

Leadership Exploration Mike Watson

Mike Watson: The Problem with “Should”

We sat down for an interview with Mike Watson, Founder of Heart-Centric Leadership and professor at the Arts Institute of Charlotte, to get his take on several leadership-based questions. Here are Mike’s thoughts on the challenges with the word “should” and navigating through self-doubt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfnSp5OvkCg

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