Month: July 2019

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Burnout in Student Leaders

Being a student leader can be exhausting. It is a risk you take when you push you limits to do something great for your organization, but at a certain point it stops being healthy. Student burnout occurs when “challenging” becomes “overwhelming” and students begin putting themselves in real physical and mental danger. What is Student…
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Balancing Leadership and Friendship

Have you ever had to choose between being a good leader and being a good friend? It is not an uncommon choice for student leaders to face. The following is a breaks down why this happens and what you can do to counteract it. Being the Boss Sucks There is a reason people complain about…
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Effective Communication

Effective communication can prevent problems before they occur. As a quick exercise, think about how many issues in your organization are caused by miscommunications. How much time and energy is lost because instructions and obligations are misunderstood? It’s a serious problem for all organizations, but especially for student groups. Here are three reasons why, along…
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Unique Needs of Student Organizations

Student organizations have unique needs because they are different from other organizations. They face unusual challenges that test student leaders’ patience and creativity. The first step in overcoming these hurdles is understanding them. The following are three obstacles every student group will face along with some suggestions on how to overcome them. Chaotic Envionment College…
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