blog posts Indecisiveness & Leadership Sep 7, 2022 11:00 am34 views It is okay to be unsure so long as you recognize your indecisiveness. Identify what you can control and set goals that focus on it while keeping an eye on uncontrollable factors. If you are lost in a haze, do not hesitate to ask for help from reliable mentors or peers. Is Leadership Conditional? May 3, 2022 11:30 am24 views When someone mentions the word leadership to you, what comes to mind? How can this concept be applied in a virtual setting? Leading a remote team? Here are some tips for asynchronous success. Apr 29, 2022 11:15 am17 views In a post-pandemic world, it seems that working remotely is becoming more ingrained into the professional world. Remote team projects are becoming extremely commonplace. However, being a remote leader can be challenging. Here are some tips for leading a remote team from my experience as a remote team leader. Self Leadership Apr 28, 2022 11:00 am18 views This post explains the importance of self-leadership and goes into some topics regarding self-leadership. My Time at the ILC Apr 26, 2022 1:15 pm69 views This post is a student employee reflection on her time at Illinois and working at the Illinois Leadership Center. How to be a Leader in a Virtual Setting Apr 25, 2022 11:30 am6 views This post elaborates on a few strategies that students can implement in order to become a leader in a virtual setting. Three essential key factors that will help you shine as a leader in your RSO Apr 21, 2022 9:30 am8 views This post provides advice on how to navigate the transition to a leadership position in an RSO after experiencing a major part of COVID. Prioritizing Mental Health in Undergraduate Students Working Towards Professional & Graduate Programs Apr 18, 2022 11:30 am7 views This post explores mental health in undergraduate students working towards professional and graduate programs. This post also gives advice and strategies on how to manage one’s mental health in college. How To Set the Right Goals for Yourself and Succeed Apr 14, 2022 1:15 pm32 views Goal setting is critical for success. Without goals, it’s difficult to measure progress or determine where you are and where you want to be. You also need specific goals in order to develop a plan on how to achieve them. However, there is a right way and wrong way to set goals, which is why following these tips are important. Unmute, Speak, and Lead Apr 12, 2022 11:30 am11 views In a world stuck between virtual and in-person programming, our leadership skills need to encompass both settings. This article discusses one way you can be a leader in a virtual setting. Do You Really Trust Your Team? Do They Trust You? Apr 7, 2022 11:15 am5 views This post details on the importance of being a trustworthy leader and provides a piece of advice on people who are just about to start their leadership role, using soccer as an example. Leadership Lessons from President Zelensky Mar 29, 2022 11:15 am472 views Leadership lessons from President Zelensky we can apply in our daily lives. How to be a Leader in a Virtual Setting Mar 22, 2022 11:45 am15 views This post is about the tools you will need as a leader online, and how to work on the skills you are confident in to succeed in a virtual environment. Why can't women be ambitious and likable? Mar 1, 2022 12:00 pm62 views This post explores the concept of "The Likeability Trap" as well as the pressures that women encounter in the workplace to curate their appearance and fashion. Advice for someone entering a leadership role for the first time Mar 1, 2022 11:45 am20 views This post gives some advice on starting your first leadership role and how to be successful in the role. Stepping into a Leadership Position for the First Time Mar 1, 2022 11:45 am3 views This post explores how shedding the stereotypical perception of a leader as a commander and stepping into the role of a facilitator can help build trust and increase group productivity when stepping into a leadership position for the first time. When Opportunity Knocks Mar 1, 2022 11:15 am122 views This post talks about how to build your own personal leadership style and the benefits that can come from it. This post also gives advice on ways to improve your leadership and be a better leader to others in many different scenarios of life. Becoming an Effective Leader in your first leadership position Feb 24, 2022 12:15 pm36 views This post provides insightful advice on how to be a confident and effective leader in your first leadership position. The Importance of Networking Feb 21, 2022 1:00 pm138 views This post goes into detail on the importance of networking and some benefits of it. The Importance of Sustainable Leadership Feb 8, 2022 12:00 pm60 views This post highlights why being a sustainable leader in today’s climate is important. The author challenges the reader to explore sustainable practices and try to implement them in their daily lives as well as their leadership roles. Team Mentors & Team Members: How a Team Excels Feb 1, 2022 1:30 pm186 views This post talks about how important team members and team mentors are to an entire team. The post explains the importance of each role and effective ways to go about them. Leading by Creativity Dec 7, 2021 1:15 pm84 views This post goes into detail on one of the most important soft skills for a leader to have: creativity! Creativity helps leaders with problem-solving, communication, and team building. Reflections on the past semester: the progress we have made Dec 6, 2021 2:15 pm46 views This post reflects on the past semester and all the progress we have made from the start till now. It also emphasizes the importance of your accomplishments and future goals you may set for yourself. Ways to Relieve Stress Dec 6, 2021 12:45 pm434 views This post shares some ways to help relieve some stress. With the start of a new semester, it's always important to find ways to calm our stressors and still remain calm during all the chaos that is to come. Let Go of Your Perfectionism: The Best Ways to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself Nov 29, 2021 1:15 pm522 views We put too much pressure on ourselves to succeed or do everything perfectly. Here are some ways you can stop being so hard on yourself. Understanding the roots of your perfectionism is the first step to overcoming it. Find someone you trust that you can talk to about your struggles. Take time for yourself every day and write down your worries. Give yourself permission to make mistakes and give yourself permission for doing things imperfectly. How to stay (sorta) stress-free in college Nov 15, 2021 12:45 pm32 views This post shares some ways to help relieve stress in your life. With the end of the semester quickly approaching, this is a great post that gives some tips on ways to help handle the stress in your life! Why reflection is important in a leadership role Nov 8, 2021 12:45 pm22 views This post talks about the importance of reflection and how it is important for leaders and teams to practice reflection. The importance of practicing openness today’s society Nov 3, 2021 1:15 pm37 views This post talks about the importance of openness and shares how the importance of practicing openness will be impactful in both your professional and personal life. The Importance of Developing a Community Perspective Oct 21, 2021 11:30 am377 views This post talks about the importance of community and volunteering within your own community. The post shares a bit more about how to develop leadership skills through helping out your community. How My Involvement With The Illinois Leadership Center Transformed My Life Oct 18, 2021 1:15 pm84 views This post talks a bit about the importance the ILC has had on one of our own employee's college experiences. She shares how she got involved with the ILC and where that has gotten her today as she is finishing her time here at the University of Illinois. How to Prioritize our Emotional Wellness Oct 11, 2021 2:15 pm641 views This post talks about the importance of emotional wellness and how to prioritize that in our lives. The post also talks a bit more about recognizing our own emotions, stress management, and emotional intelligence. The Importance of Leadership in a Global Pandemic Jul 7, 2021 1:45 pm5575 views This post highlights the importance of leaders navigating the challenges of COVID-19 and how leadership takes flexibility. The author uses their experience on the Illini Union Board to exemplify the challenges faced. Recognizing my Strengths as a Leader Jul 7, 2021 1:15 pm23 views This post talks about the experience of a Ph.D. student and how the ILC has influenced her journey. Through all the resources offered, she has been able to recognize her strengths as a leader. The Influence of the ILC's Workshops on my Leadership Journey Jul 7, 2021 12:45 pm891 views This post talks about the experience of a fellow student throughout her time on campus and how the workshops helped with her leadership development today. Tips to Develop Yourself Over Summer Apr 21, 2021 2:15 pm204 views This post gives 5 tips on ways to develop yourself over the summer. Summer gives us the opportunity to develop ourselves as we get a break after the long, hectic school year. There are many ways to help develop yourself this summer, but these are just 5 examples. Innovation in Leadership Apr 6, 2021 1:45 pm68 views This post goes into details on Innovation in leadership. It describes what innovation is and ways to embrace innovation in leadership and in our daily lives. Innovation and Leadership Apr 6, 2021 1:45 pm15 views This post talks about innovation and the impacts it has on leadership. Innovation helps start trendsetters and conversation starters for leaders. It is important to recognize the impact innovation has on leaders. Empathy Apr 6, 2021 1:30 pm273 views This post starts by comparing empathy to shoes, displaying a metaphor for being the listener for someone's story. This post also shares a comparison and a way to think of empathy in a different way. Undertaking the Leadership Certificate with a Science PhD Apr 6, 2021 1:15 pm36 views This post shares the experience of a Ph.D. student who also took on the Leadership Certificate Program, offered at the ILC. He talks about his experience, why he decided to do it, and the benefits that came out of the program for him. The Importance of Community to Leadership Practice Mar 30, 2021 1:15 pm6645 views This post explains the importance of community in leadership and guides you through different ways to be a leader in a community. Sustainability in Leadership Mar 16, 2021 2:00 pm182 views This post goes into depth on sustainability in leadership and emphasizes the importance of it. What does it mean to be an ethical leader? Mar 16, 2021 1:30 pm310 views This post shares ways to be an ethical leader and practice integrity as a leader in our every day. The author shares some personal stories as well on the topic of integrity. The Power of Integrity Mar 16, 2021 1:15 pm31 views This post talks about power of integrity and what makes it so important in life and leadership. The Shared "We" Mar 2, 2021 1:30 pm27 views This post goes into detail on the importance of Common Purpose in Leadership and how practicing this competency will make you a great leader. How My Experience at The LeaderShape® Institute™ Shaped My Understanding of Social Justice Feb 16, 2021 1:00 pm38 views The LeaderShape® Institute™ was a great opportunity to learn more about social justice and hear from different viewpoints. My time at The LeaderShape® Institute™ was very influential and I wanted to share how it helped my viewpoint of social justice. Student Employment Reflections Jan 26, 2021 3:15 pm17 views Student employees at the Illinois Leadership Center share their experience while working at the ILC as well as some benefits to their positions. Information on student employment for the 2021-2022 school year is also shared. One Question to Answer Before Deciding Your Career Path Jan 26, 2021 2:45 pm3 views Remember the saying that we all wanted to believe as kids? You can be anything you want to be when you grow up. One of the best ways to end up in the kind of career that earns you respect, recognition, success, and happiness is to do more of what you're good at. Click the title to read this article by Jessica Buono from Gallup with CliftonStrengths, one of the programs presented at the ILC! Reflections: Being a Student Leader in a Pandemic and Lessons Learned Dec 14, 2020 9:30 am19866 views This post provides reflections from UIUC students on this past Fall semester and how they felt about the changes and transition to online classes. Human Dignity in Leadership Nov 30, 2020 11:00 am1683 views This post explains the importance of one of the ILC's competencies, human dignity, and how it is important in leadership. The Role of Relationship Management in Leadership Nov 10, 2020 9:30 am5197 views This post emphasizes the importance of relationship management in leadership. It goes into detail on ways to practice, understand, and learn from relationship management as a leader.