I’m a Leader Making a Difference

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center has turned into one of my absolute favorite involvements of CMU, but it started as my most intimidating. Most specifically, the Alternative Breaks Program. You know when people tell you to take a leap outside of your comfort zone, and you might just love what happens? Because this is [...]

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COM 461 and Done

As part of LAS protocol, we were required to take a class about the connection of leadership and communication, and it was our last class we take as a cohort. During the semester I really tried to make the most of it, because it made me sad knowing I would never be able to take [...]

LDR 200L

LDR 200L, or "Introduction to Leadership", is another class required for my leadership minor. The class branches off of LDR 100L, the other introduction class I took my first semester. In LDR 200, much of the focus was put on learning about facilitation and how to properly facilitate in a group. We got to practice with [...]

“YES (wo)MAN”

Does leadership come from a "yes" or a "no"? My initial thoughts were: "No. Leadership comes from a "no. Leaders have to make tough decisions, and saying no can sometimes be difficult to do." However, the more I've researched and looked into it, my thinking was completely wrong. A leader might be able to make [...]