COM(461L)e and Talk to Me

As a leader, I am constantly put into situations that require proper communication and listening skills. Whether I’m appropriately debating a topic with my peers or trying to convince people to pay money to pie me in the face for charity, communication skills are essential. For the second year in a row, I was put…

Put Yourself in Their Shoes..

There are many topics of conversation that can be controversial due to different moral beliefs and ethical backgrounds. Many people tend to avoid talking about these topics to evade confrontation and for a long time, I was the same way. I couldn’t stand having to debate people on topics like abortion and gay marriage because…

Yes. Maybe. Or nah.

A very strange question has been brought to my mind recently, inquiring whether leadership starts with a yes or a no. After an immense amount of critical thinking, I came to the realization that leadership doesn’t start with either yes or no, but instead, starts with both yes and no. An important part of leadership…

New Year. New Me.

As a leader, in 2015 I really hope to become a better listener because when leading it is definitely important to listen to everyone because there may be a really good idea hiding in someone who doesn’t get the chance to talk.  I also want to start putting other before myself and this goal roots…

Fred Factor

One of my favorite projects I’ve ever done was our Fred Factor project this year.  Fred Factor is based on a book called The Fred Factor and it’s about a guy who moved into a new house and right away, that neighborhoods mailman, Fred, introduced himself to the author and made him feel very welcome.  He…