The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear Society Member,
With March Madness right around the corner and Thaddeus Bullard’s Speaker Broadcast fresh in my mind, I can’t help but be reminded of the leadership lessons we can learn from sports.
“I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time,
somehow things will work out in the end.”
– Larry Bird
The lesson here is that even the most seasoned leaders with extraordinarily talented teams experience setbacks. Your past wins do not necessarily guarantee future success. Great leaders learn from their failures and use this knowledge to come back stronger in the future.
Believe that you can. “Can’t” is not a word:
Thaddeus’s younger years were anything but a walk in the park, and it wasn’t until he adopted a can-do attitude and a strong belief in self, that he went from problem child to collegiate Hall of Famer, professional athlete, dad of the year, and steadfast humanitarian. Leaders believe in themselves and their mission and do not let self-doubt get in the way.
Be your best, most-authentic self:
When asked about her secret to exceeding limits, Ashley said, “This has always been my mentality: Why win with less when you can win with more? I don’t want to go out there and show the world my easiest trick. I want to show the world my best trick, me putting everything on the line to be the best.”
This month I encourage you to be your best self, test drive a can-do attitude, and see what opportunities await you at the finish line.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for Leadership Lessons from March Madness.
Spring 2018 Finale
We are excited to announce that the finale to our Spring 2018 Speaker Broadcast season is just weeks away!
Here's your chance to ask Scott Hamilton a question during his talk on Tuesday, March 13th.
Click below to hear a special message from Scott.
"FINISH FIRST: WINNING CHANGES EVERYTHING"
Be sure to check out Scott’s new book, "Finish First: Winning Changes Everything" at ScottHamilton.com/book.
|To participate, please send a file or link to your YouTube video (public or unlisted) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12PM (EST), Monday, March 12th. Several submissions will be chosen for Scott to answer. If your video is selected, you will receive a $50 VISA gift card.|
Scott's speech, entitled "Finish First: Winning Changes Everything," will be addressing topics such as how to stop settling for mediocrity, encouraging your hidden potential and using competition to achieve personal excellence. You can familiarize yourself with Scott and his book here.
Please have your questions be relevant to these topics as well as his career and experience.
A few tips for your video:
Scholarships and Awards: Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018
The Society Scholarships and Awards Program supports members for their dynamic leadership, service, chapter/member excellence and financial need.
STEPHEN COVEY TRIBUTE AWARDS
NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
|*Scholarship exclusively available to members at pilot chapters running Advanced Leadership Certification.|
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DeVry University - Atlanta
On Saturday, February 3rd, 50 members from the Society chapter at DeVry University - Atlanta participated in the chapter’s Spring 2018 Orientation and Leadership Training Day events.
San Antonio College
The San Antonio College chapter welcomed 60 new members during its biannual orientation Jan. 24th in Loftin Student Center. Chapter Advisor Mark Bigelow, interim director and coordinator of student success, spoke about what The National Society of Leadership and Success entails and what new members should expect this semester. “This organization helps students create goals for themselves and helps determine how to achieve those goals,” Bigelow said. “There’s all kinds of organizations related to leadership, but ours goes in depth and gives students the tools to achieve their highest potentials.”
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― Larry Bird
By Jeff Wolf
But there's more to learn here than the game of basketball. You can pick up many valuable leadership lessons from the NCAA tournament. Let's take a look at a few of those major lessons I can share with you on leadership.