The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear Society Member,
Welcome back and happy 2017! To ensure a successful start to the spring semester, I want to remind you of the importance of mastering the art of communication.
As you dive back into your work and studies, keep the following statistic in mind:
According to success experts, and research done by the Carnegie Institute of Technology, 85% of your success in life will be determined by how effectively you communicate.
― Jim Rohn
Similar to learning how to play an instrument or a sport, communication is a learned skill. The more you practice, the better you become. Effective communication is more than simply talking to others. It consists of the ability to listen, ensuring that others understand the points you’re expressing, and the ability to persuade others to take action.
As a Society member, you have access to DISC, a great resource to utilize as you learn to master your communication skills. The DISC Model originates from work done by Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston in the 1920s. His theory was that people have a tendency to develop a self-concept shaped on one of four factors — Dominance, Inducement, Steadiness, or Compliance. The DISC assessment will not only tell you which communication style you possess, it will also teach you how to communicate with those with different styles - a major factor in mastering communication.
This month, if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to take the DISC Assessment to learn more about your own personal communication style.
– Online members having received credit for completing Orientation will be emailed a link inviting them to take the assessment.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and have a strong start to the new year.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Speaker Broadcasts: Spring 2017 Speaker Lineup
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Mayor Mayo named Honorary Member of The National Society of Leadership and Success
Mayor Mayo commented, "I know that it sounds cliché, but I believe that students are our leaders of tomorrow. It is important that we help mold them and give them experiences that help shape their ability to become great thinkers, innovators, problem solvers and overall leaders. That why my administration is so committed to our youth summer job program, hosting field trips, visiting and speaking to students at all grade levels, in addition to supporting our institutions of higher learning."
39 CSU Students Inducted into The National Society of Leadership and Success
On Thursday December 8th, 39 students were inducted into the newly established Society chapter at Clarks Summit University. Earlier this fall, CSU launched its NSLS chapter on campus, led by senior elementary education major Anthony Vincent. In its first year, the CSU Society chapter has become the largest student-led organization on campus. With 73 percent of members inducted this semester, CSU’s chapter of NSLS has the highest induction rate in the nation, among 545 colleges and universities.
“When Anthony Vincent came to me with this idea, he had a clear vision and built a strong executive team that has laid out this vision with the help of the NSLS to deliver this elite leadership training to our campus,” explained Fred Defendorf, Coordinator of Student Life.
― Brian Tracy, Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author and Success Expert
What Leaders Can Learn from a Good Game of Ping Pong
By Michael Hyatt
It made me wonder how many times I do the same thing with others.
The people I value most are those who know how to listen. I actively seek them out. Interestingly, these are also the people who have the most influence with me. Why? Because I feel like they understand me.
Early in my business career, one of my mentors told me that conversations should be like a game of ping pong. You wait for the ball to come over the net, then you hit it back to the person on the other side. Then you do it all over again—and on it goes.