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.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.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.