The National Society of Leadership and Success
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Do you know what to do as a leader when you're suddenly under fire? Here's a guide from someone who led in a real firefight.

Strong leadership may be the most essential aspect of any group; public or private, corporate or nonprofit. Without quality at the top, it’s hard to make the rest work properly. Of course, part of being a successful and effective leader means knowing what is going on at all levels of your company. A leader can be proficient in all fields, but if they don’t have the trust of their employees, the company is going nowhere.

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Throughout history, there have been plenty of women leaders who left their mark. You’ve probably heard of a few of them; Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Angela Merkel. But there are quite a few female leaders who aren’t household names–and who have inspiring stories all their own.

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Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others fail?
What makes the difference?
Usually we answer these questions by talking about the talent of top performers. He must be the smartest scientist in the lab. She’s faster than everyone else on the team. He is a brilliant business strategist.
But I think we all know there is more to the story than that.

Although we use these terms interchangeably in popular culture, there is, in fact, a world of difference between a leader and a boss. Among other things, leaders empower, encourage, and inspire, rather than ruling through fear and stress. Here are five differences between the two–and some actionable mindsets for bosses to become leaders.

The diver entered the cage and lowered into the choppy ocean.  He adjusted the camera on its mount, checked his air flow, and then let the boat above know that he was set and ready to film.
Then a 20 foot Great White Shark swam at the cage, gripped it with its powerful jaws, and put two tons of weight behind the force of its attack.
It was heart stopping and it wasn’t even me in that cage.  But as the battle-scarred shark relented and others swam in to inspect this visitor into their world, it occurred to me.  There are some very serious leadership lessons to be learned here.  Lessons from the Sharks and from those who study and protect them.
Lessons we can only learn during Shark Week.


2017 Texas Trash Off

Community Service

There is a truly magical element present when our Society chapters join forces to do good for the community.

A collaborative effort between the Society chapters at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi and Texas A&M- Central Texas, made quite an impact toward the Keep America Beautiful initiative during the 2017 Texas Trash Off event. They are truly keeping Texas beautiful!  

This year, only 12 students from across the U.S. were selected to receive the National Society of Leadership and Success’s (NSLS) highly competitive Academic Excellence Scholarship, a $3,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement and leadership efforts during the 2016-17 school year.
Of those 12, two came from Brookdale.

Shoutout and big congratulations to inducted member and recent college graduate, Shirley Fuller, of the Society chapter at Wake Technical Community College! At 70 years old, Shirley received her Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration.

At The National Society of Leadership and Success Madison College chapter Spring 2017 Induction Ceremony, the feeling of pride among the inductees was impossible to miss. The student members were proud of what they had gained from the experience and all that they had accomplished.