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Now that the beginning of the school year has rolled around, it is the perfect time to start reflecting on your personal goals. In a leadership setting, you will often hear the term “SMART goal”, a goal intended to focus attention and resources on what is most important so that you can be successful in achieving your priorities. To start a SMART goal you must have a specific task you are hoping to accomplish over a period of time. Let’s get into what SMART stands for…

Specific: What do you want to accomplish?
Measurable: What metrics or milestones are you going to use along…

It is difficult for me to begin to explain just another leadership camp, because it is so much more than that. The Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies has completely molded my life and I owe all the credit in the world to them in making me the woman I am today. It all starts at summer camp. An environment that is indescribably inclusive, energetic, empowering & for lack of a word better than this, magical.

For me, the month of February means three things: the Super Bowl, Valentines Day, and Regional Conferences. The first I watch for the commercials, the second I spend with my family, and the third I wait for all year round. Regional conferences are filled with networking, student presentations, and activities. They are the conferences that allow your hard work to be showcased and shared with the schools around you. They allow for reconnection with the friends you’ve made at camp, at LTI’s, at prior regional and state conferences. While the Regional Conference is something that I wait for…

With the holiday season upon us, it is time for leaders all around the world to emphasize the importance of service and giving. The idea of service and giving is thinking about everyone but yourself. We as people have so much to be thankful for, and having the awareness to know others are less fortunate is VERY important. Perspective is power, and as leaders we have an amazing opportunity to use it to our advantage.
How to serve others in 4 easy steps:
Having the perspective to know that others are in need is very important, and is also the first step. It  is a…

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the season for giving- the season for Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership is taking action to do things that will benefit others, without expecting anything back in return. It’s the most rewarding, yet the least recognized type of service, which can make it hard to stay motivated. When being a servant leader, you have to remember three important things: the WHO, the WHAT, and the WHY.

WHO are you affecting: A good way to stay driven is to think about who you're affecting. For some, the holidays can be the most difficult time of the…


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