What is leadership?

Asking a group of people their definition of leadership will elicit as many definitions as there are people present. For many people, it’s one of those things that “I know it when I see it.”

As varied as opinions are on a definition of leadership, they are also divided on the question, “Can leadership be taught?” There is an elusive quality to good leaders that learning and practicing the skills of leadership just doesn’t address.

At Leadership Logistics, we believe that leadership can be taught. Leadership is a combination of personality traits, skills, and experience. Two of these things can be directly influenced by a leadership teacher, student activities director, or mentor. You can’t make a leader out of a person who doesn’t want to lead, but you can teach skills and place students in situations where they can practice those skills, thereby gaining experience they can apply to new leadership situations.

Leadership Logistics is dedicated to helping those who work with student leaders do the best job they can by providing resources, ideas, training, and other logistical services to support student leadership development. Let us know how we can help you!

Professional Development for Club Advisors

Advising a student organization takes different skills than are needed in the classroom.  Help your new—and experienced—advisors understand their roles and run an effective activities program with these essential publications covering project planning, fundraising, meetings, and more!  Check here for more details.

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08/06/2013 12:06

Goal Setting Book Now Available

Goal setting is the foundation of successful student activity groups. Learn how to set both personal and group goals with the new book Adviser Essentials: Goal Setting, available in the Leadership Logistics store and on Amazon.com    

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09/24/2012 11:24

Task Assignment Sheet

Looking for a way to organize the work to be done for a project? Try the new Task Assignment Sheet  in the resources section for help with listing work to be done and the action steps needed to accomplish it.

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07/07/2011 18:32

Revised Adviser's Guide Available

The popular Adviser's Guide to Student Activities, originally published in 2004, has been revised and updated for 2011.  Check the Leadership Logistics store for more details.

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04/10/2010 11:55

New Project Planning Book

Leadership Logistics is excited to announce the release of a new book-- Adviser Essentials: Project Planning.  A great resource to teach project planning skills to students.  Check it out in our store.

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03/24/2010 10:44

CADA 60-60 Notes

After receiving several requests for my notes from the CADA 60 Tips in 60 Minutes session, I have posted them on this website.  They are not comprehensive by any means, but those looking for further information can find it by searching online for the references mentioned.  Much of the...

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03/25/2009 15:49

New Look for Our Site!

Leadership Logistics has a new look!  We hope the new layout of our site will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for here.  Please let us know if there's anything you'd like us to include on this site, and we'll do our best to make it happen.  Thanks for stopping by!

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03/21/2009 13:45

E-mail Marketing

We are now offering E-mail Marketing Services powered by MyEmma to our clients.  Check out our services to see if we can help you reach your goals to communicate more effectively with your members. Check here to see a chart listing all the features of our e-mail marketing services. What makes...

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What group organizes Homecoming at your school?

Student council or ASB (171)

Cheerleaders or pep club (44)

Athletic director (48)

Some other group (54)

Total votes: 317

CADA 60-60 Notes

Leadership Logistics CEO Lyn Fiscus served as a panelist at CADA's first 60 Tips in 60 Minutes session, presenting ideas for justifying a student activities program.  The format of the session was such that a lot of information was presented in one-minute chunks, making it hard for those taking notes to record all that was said. Lyn has made her notes available here for those who want to follow up on the research mentioned.  Please also check out issues of The Advocate newsletter published by the Alliance for Student Activities, where much of this research is highlighted.