blog posts Becoming a Culturally Competent Leader Nov 30, 2022 1:15 pm730 views Great leaders possess the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary to build authentic connections with people from different cultures. This blog will highlight qualities of culturally competent leaders and steps you can take to build cultural competence. Empathy Apr 6, 2021 1:30 pm373 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. How Leaders Communicate Effectively Sep 22, 2020 10:30 am106 views Communication is something key in leadership as well as our everyday lives. This post goes into more detail on communication and gives some great advice on how to effectively use communication in different areas. Human Dignity in Leadership Nov 30, 2020 11:00 am2927 views This post explains the importance of one of the ILC's competencies, human dignity, and how it is important in leadership. Innovation and Leadership Apr 6, 2021 1:45 pm45 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. Innovation in Leadership Apr 6, 2021 1:45 pm78 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. Leadership in Social Justice Jan 27, 2023 11:00 am90 views The Oxford Languages Dictionary defines social justice as “justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.” The concept of social justice encompasses all oppressed and marginalized groups and it is formed on five pillars: access to resources, equity, participation, diversity, and human rights. 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 am25463 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. Sustainability in Leadership Mar 16, 2021 2:00 pm210 views This post goes into depth on sustainability in leadership and emphasizes the importance of it. The Effectiveness of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Oct 6, 2020 10:15 am279 views Since October is Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month, this post goes into detail on the importance of emotional intelligence and how to effectively use it in leadership. The Illinois Model of Leadership Apr 16, 2020 3:00 pm163 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. The Importance of Community to Leadership Practice Mar 30, 2021 1:15 pm12274 views This post explains the importance of community in leadership and guides you through different ways to be a leader in a community. The Importance of Developing a Community Perspective Oct 21, 2021 11:30 am1704 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. The importance of practicing openness today’s society Nov 3, 2021 1:15 pm269 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 Sustainable Leadership Feb 8, 2022 12:00 pm412 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. The Power of Integrity Mar 16, 2021 1:15 pm162 views This post talks about power of integrity and what makes it so important in life and leadership. The Role of Relationship Management in Leadership Nov 10, 2020 9:30 am12129 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. The Shared "We" Mar 2, 2021 1:30 pm28 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. What does it mean to be an ethical leader? Mar 16, 2021 1:30 pm1556 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. Why reflection is important in a leadership role Nov 8, 2021 12:45 pm1055 views This post talks about the importance of reflection and how it is important for leaders and teams to practice reflection.