blog posts How My Involvement With The Illinois Leadership Center Transformed My Life Oct 18, 2021 1:15 pm24 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 pm6 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 pm1754 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 pm8 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 pm122 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 pm48 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. National Make a Difference Day Oct 20, 2020 10:30 am40 views National Make a Difference Day focuses on aspects of service in our community. This post goes into more detail about the day and introduces the topic of servant leadership. The Importance of Diversity in Leadership Oct 20, 2020 9:15 am36 views This post discusses the importance of diversity in concepts of leadership and areas of life. The Importance of Self-Improvement for Leaders Sep 17, 2020 12:00 pm9798 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 am18 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-Timer Jun 12, 2020 11:45 am112 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 pm97 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 am101 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 am2184 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.