The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear NSLS Member,
Happy Fourth of July! As you enjoy Independence Day with family, friends, and BBQs, take a moment to reflect on the leadership lessons we can learn from the Founding Fathers. While you may not be on a path to establishing your own country, your goals and dreams can still make an impact on those around you, and potentially the world.
Be courageous. If you have an idea, belief, or conviction, go for it and stick to it. Perhaps your idea seems far fetched or unachievable? Ignore the doubters and believe in your vision. And when the first roadblock inevitably surfaces, have the courage to push past it and not let your dreams be derailed.
Establish clear goals. You’ll never achieve what you want unless you set clear long- and short-term goals. I recommend setting SMART goals--make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, and Timely. We focus on this in Leadership Training Day, and provide you with the tools on successfully roadmapping the journey to achieving your goals.
Work as a team. Remember, they were the Founding Fathers, not the Founding Father. Surround yourself with people who challenge you, inspire you, and push you forward. Utilize your Success Networking Team as a positive support system.
Keep these lessons in mind as you progress through the next month. Again, I hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
The National Society of Leadership and Success
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Chapter at Westfield State University Holds First Induction Ceremony
The NSLS chapter at Westfield State University held its first induction ceremony this spring. Nearly 185 students joined the chapter in its first semester, and 155 members were inducted. With an induction rate of 84 percent, the NSLS has become one of the fastest growing organizations on a campus of 4,800 students.
During the ceremony, Dr. Christina Joseph, a Chapter Support Manager at the National Office, presented the chapter with an official charter. The members of the first student executive board were also sworn in during the ceremony.
Chapter President Earns Rising Star Award
Emanuel Walker, Chapter President at the Community College of Denver, recently received the Rising Star award from the Colorado Community College System, honoring students and staff who have made key contributions to the overall success of their colleges and communities. Emanuel was also the recipient of the Outstanding New Student award from the Community College of Denver (CCD).
“This is a special event that I look forward to each year,” said Colorado Community College Chancellor, Joe Garcia. “We are incredibly proud of our students and in awe of their commitment outside of the classroom, on and off-campus, to champion what they believe in. They will no doubt continue to make us proud as they take on their next academic chapter and career endeavors.”
Emanuel is currently working with the city of Aurora, Colo., to bring awareness to teen gun violence and mental health in the city, and he also recently worked with the city of Denver to create scholarship opportunities for African-American high school students in the Denver Public School District. The scholarships were handed out at an event called the Black Male Summit, where Emanuel had the opportunity to share his story and introduce Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and NFL star Brandon Marshall, who previously played in Denver.
Congratulations to Emanuel and the entire CCD chapter!
We need more humble leaders. Here’s how to get them.
By Karl Alleman & Julie Kalt
What makes the ideal leader?
Hollywood tells us we want a superhero in a business suit, an individual of charisma and action.
But thoughtful research tells us the truth is more nuanced. The best leaders, according to Good to Great author Jim Collins, display a combination of humility and fierce resolve. They are modest, self-effacing, understated, and fanatically driven by results.
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Our members are leading and inspiring individuals on their campuses and in their communities across the country every day, and we want to help tell those stories! Articles and other content for upcoming newsletters can be submitted anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include photos from your event, and let us know what you were doing, who participated, and how it impacted your members and community. So many chapters are making a difference every day. Keep up the good work!