The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear NSLS Member,
As the old proverb goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. While the saying is more about weather and the changing of the seasons, there are also leadership lessons we can take from it. When it comes to your own personal leadership style, do you view yourself as more of a lion or a lamb? There are benefits to both.
Often as a leader, you’ll need to act like a lion to achieve your goals. Lions are strong and courageous animals, and those are two traits that will often serve you well in your career. Realizing your dreams will never be easy, and along the way there will be many times where you need to make a difficult decision or put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Unleash your inner lion and show your courage in these moments.
A lamb, on the other hand, is usually a quiet, gentle animal. While I wouldn’t recommend adopting the herd mentality of a lamb, there are situations when a gentler approach will yield more positive results. If you find another lion standing between you and one of your goals, try using finesse rather than brute strength to get across the finish line.
This month, as we wind down the final weeks of winter, I encourage you keep pushing toward your goals and to be thoughtful about your approach. There is no single path to your success.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue Reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for about different styles and approaches to leadership.
Spring 2019 Broadcast Finale
As we announced earlier this week, Diamond Dallas Page had to postpone his appearance with us due to health concerns. In his place, we are thrilled to bring you Rohit Bhargava, a Wall Street Journal best-selling author, international speaker, and professor of marketing and innovation at Georgetown University.
Rohit’s broadcast will take place this coming Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. EST. If you would like to ask him a video question, please send a file or link to your YouTube video (public or unlisted) to email@example.com no later than 12:00 pm EST, tomorrow, Friday, March 8. You can also tweet your questions for Rohit (pronounced ROW-HIT) during the broadcast using the hashtag #theNSLS.
For details on where the broadcast will be shown on your campus, please check out the events calendar in your Members Area or contact your Chapter Advisor.
Scholarship and Award Submission Reminder
We are still accepting applications for Spring 2019 Scholarships and Awards! The deadline to apply is April 5 at 11:59 pm EST. For a list of available scholarships and requirements, and to download the scholarship packet, click here.
The spring scholarship season features awards for Chapter of the Year, Advisor of the Year, and A Force for Good, which honors one chapter for its excellent community service. If you feel that your chapter or advisor is worthy, head to our application page and nominate them today!
If you are a member of our Advanced and/or Executive Leadership Certification programs, we also have available awards just for you--the Living Leadership Scholarship and the Practicing Leadership Scholarship.
Click here to submit your application. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pillar Program Honors Announced
The Pillar Program represents the best practices for chapters to successfully host the NSLS program, identified by the National Office. This month, we are excited to recognize the chapters that have gone above and beyond in this regard, receiving the President’s Circle, Founder’s List, or Order of Sigma awards this spring. Congratulations!
- The Order of Sigma award is the Pillar Program’s highest honor, awarded to continuing chapters that achieve all pillars. This spring, eight chapters achieved the Order of Sigma!
- The Founder’s List award recognizes continuing chapters that have achieved 10 or more pillars. This spring, 59 chapters achieved the Founder’s List.
- The President’s Circle award recognizes continuing chapters that have achieved eight or more pillars. This spring, 52 chapters achieved the President’s Circle.
For the complete list of chapters honored, click here to visit the NSLS Blog.
Member Receives Prestigious Broadcasting Scholarship
Hallie Turner, an inducted member from the NSLS chapter at Georgia Southwestern State University, was recently named one of six students from the state of Georgia to receive the 2018 E. Lanier Finch Scholarship from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
The $1,500 scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students who will carry on the tradition of excellence and professionalism in Georgia’s broadcasting industry.
“I am extremely thankful and blessed to receive this scholarship,” Turner said, according to the Albany Herald. “I have wanted to be a broadcast journalist from the time I was a little girl, so this scholarship is very humbling.”
To read more about Hallie, click here.
UW-Whitewater Chapter Hosts Blood Drive
In early February, the NSLS chapter at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater partnered with the Red Cross for a blood drive to help those in need. The event marked the second drive the chapter held for the Red Cross this year. In the first, the chapter collected 62 pints of blood, which helped save 186 lives.
“We are ultimately trying to create a more just and caring world while holding ourselves accountable for academic excellence,” NSLS Chapter Project Manager Justina Zukauskaite said, according to Royal Purple. “I think this Blood Drive, and others past, are steps in the right direction of that goal.”
To read more about the drive, click here.
The 7 Most Common Leadership Styles & How to Find Your Own
By Braden Becker
"A good leader should always … "
How you finish that sentence could reveal a lot about your leadership style.
Leadership is a fluid practice. We're always changing and improving the way in which we help our direct reports and the company grow. And the longer we lead, the more likely we'll change the way we choose to complete the sentence above.
Click here for more.
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 email@example.com. 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!