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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What group organizes Homecoming at your school?
Student council or ASB (171)
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.