blog postsThe Importance of Self-Improvement for LeadersSep 17, 2020 12:00 pm0 views September is self-improvement month. This post goes into detail on what self-improvement is, how it is important for leaders and shares a personal connection to self-improvement. The National Day of Encouragement- What is it?Sep 12, 2020 9:30 am4 views This post goes into depth on the National Day of Encouragement, a day that recognizes the importance of encouragement in our everyday lives. It'll go into more detail on the history, facts, and ways to increase the use of encouragement in your lives. Organizing for Social Change: An Interview with a First-TimerJun 12, 2020 11:45 am78 views I first met Paul Saban at the 2019 session of the Institute by LeaderShape. When Paul informed me that he was organizing a demonstration for Black Lives Matter in his hometown in Monticello, I decided that I would interview him about his experience following the demonstration. This was his first time organizing an event of this kind. The demonstration was held in the main square of Monticello, Illinois on Saturday, June 6.Donaldson Gift to the Illinois Leadership Center Makes HistoryJun 8, 2020 9:15 am0 views The Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received the largest outright gift in the history of Student Affairs at Illinois with a $1.17 million gift from Jane and William (“Bill”) Donaldson.Jump Start Your Career with LeadershipApr 16, 2020 8:00 pm109 views This blog post highlights the importance of leadership and how it can positively influence your career readiness. Leadership is about constantly learning and to do this you must seek out experiences that will enhance your life design.The Illinois Model of LeadershipApr 16, 2020 3:00 pm0 views Through a campus-wide initiative involving faculty, staff, and student participants, the ILC developed The Illinois Model of Leadership Education. Learn more about this framework used to inform and shape the practice of the leadership education at Illinois. COVID-19 UpdatesApr 16, 2020 1:15 pm0 views As the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) creates uncertainty and concerns both globally and here in our community, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign continues to monitor developments and to take any new actions that are warranted as new information emerges in this rapidly changing situation. Click here for information and updates about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our university.My Definition of LeadershipApr 15, 2020 11:30 pm73 views I go into detail on what I believe is the true definition of leadership and how this reflects all the good leaders in our lives. I also give my perspective on the definition of leadership.Why Leadership is Important to Me (And for You!)Apr 15, 2020 11:00 pm85 views In this post I talk about a personal experience from high school that was a foundational piece of my experience in becoming a leader. I use this as an example of why leadership is important to me by describing how I came to view myself as a leader and the impact I have had on others as a result.Challenges You Need To Encounter As A LeaderApr 15, 2020 5:00 pm24 views Leaders have the power to control people to do what they want. However, being a leader is not easy. He or she needs to face many challenges to build a strong, healthy working relationship with employees.What Actually Makes a Good Leader, May Not Be What You Think...Apr 15, 2020 12:00 am14 views We are always asked the question, "what makes a good leader?" Through all the different studies and approaches learned, I discovered what I believe makes a good leader and it may not be what you think.What is the Hardest Part About Being Good Leader?Apr 15, 2020 12:00 am39 views In this article, I discuss what I find to be the hardest part of being a leader. The pressure to please all parties is a challenge that can be burdensome and serve to degrade a leader's confidence in their ability. I discuss this topic from my perspective and experiences.Being a Leader in the Advertising IndustryApr 14, 2020 12:00 am62 views This blog sums up the leadership qualities necessary for success when working in an advertising agency. It teaches college students how to prepare for the industry by being mindful of the way they act and work with others.