Archive for the ‘Mastering Leadership’ Category

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End of Summer 2017

August 13, 2017 | 2:17 pm

Thank you all so much for taking the time to follow #NSLCatGU updates this summer! As a reminder, all of the content that we produced (with the exception of Instagram Stories, which disappear 24 hours after they are posted) is available throughout the year should you wish to revisit your/your student’s NSLC experience.

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Mastering Leadership Program Comes to an End

August 08, 2017 | 5:00 pm

#NSLCMAST students reflect on their NSLC experience.

Mastering Leadership Students Participate in Networking Dinner, Mock Interviews

August 07, 2017 | 9:11 pm

#NSLCMAST students took part in a networking dinner and mock interview today, two skills that they’ll need in any profession.

MAST & LAWA Visit Monuments At Night

August 06, 2017 | 10:20 pm

#NSLCMAST and #NSLCLAWA students visited the monuments this evening, as the sun set.

MAST & LAWA Visit Monuments

MAST & LAWA Visit Monuments

To see a couple more photos, click here.

Mastering Leadership Students Redefine the Distinctions of Leadership

August 06, 2017 | 12:44 pm

#NSLCMAST students worked together to redefine and find exemplars of the distinctions of leadership, as found in their workbooks. They then got in groups to discuss their strongest and weakest characteristics as a leader, and using these weak points as a baseline, came up with ideas of how they can all improve as leaders.

The distinctions of leadership, as set forth by the workbook students are using, are as follows:

  1. Leaders have a powerful vision
  2. Leaders are committed to their vision
  3. Leaders live by values that are consistent with their vision
  4. Leaders are inspirational and empowering, enrolling others in their vision
  5. Leaders are change masters
  6. Leaders are risk takers
  7. Leaders are responsible for it all
  8. Leaders are expert communicators
  9. Leaders see all obstacles as opportunities
  10. Leaders are wise thinkers
  11. Leaders have incredible strength of character
  12. Leaders develop leadership in others

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a leader?

Mastering Leadership Students Find Themselves on the Personality Matrix

August 05, 2017 | 12:39 pm

#NSLCMAST students learned about the Personality Matrix today during a session led by A’ric Jackson. Through an activity, students are divided into four personality groups based on how they respond to a series of questions. These groups were assigned a task: to come up with three strengths, three weaknesses, a mode of transportation, a movie, and a song that embodies their characteristics – before learning what Mr. Jackson’s definitions of these groups are. Each personality type (koala, peacock, owl, and lion) corresponds with a leadership style.

Which kind of leader are you? The brief descriptions below give a good idea of which characteristics are dominant forces in one’s personality. It is possible to have a mix, but go with your gut when reading the descriptions to see where you might find yourself on the personality matrix.

Thinker (Owl): Owls tend to analyze in their head a lot and process information internally. They are non-procrastinators and like to be prepared. Quality over quantity is their motto, and they like to be detailed and accurate. Owls are problem solvers, and tend to be task-oriented over people-oriented.

Director (Lion): Lions can be trusted to accomplish a task on time, and are very goal driven. If they can get a task done now, they’ll get it done now. They’re honest to a fault, and often find it easier to apologize than ask for permission.

Socializer (Peacock): Peacocks are the socializers of the groups – they’re the party people, and are often found where the action is. They are excellent when they themselves are excited and are fantastic at getting other excited. Peacocks are alliance builders and can be very persuasive. They’re idea people, so dreams and brainstorming is their game.

Relater (Koala): Koalas are warm and nurturing. They are people oriented and don’t want anyone to have his or her feelings hurt. Koalas are excellent listeners, are relaxed and approachable, and their strong network of close friends makes them great team players.

International Diplomacy & Mastering Leadership Students Visit the US Department of State

August 04, 2017 | 1:08 pm

#NSLCINTL and #NSLCMAST students had the chance to visit the United States Department of State today. They met with Mr. Peter Howard of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

INTL & MAST Students Visit the State Department

INTL & MAST Students Visit the State Department

INTL & MAST Students Visit the State Department

INTL & MAST Students Visit the State Department

To see more photos, check out our Flickr album.

Session 2 Students Arrive

August 03, 2017 | 9:24 pm

#NSLCLAWA, #NSLCINTL & #NSLCMAST students have arrived on campus! To view more photos of their opening ceremonies or opening TA groups, check out our Flickr album.

LAWA, INTL & MAST Students Arrive

LAWA, INTL & MAST Students Arrive

LAWA, INTL & MAST Students Arrive

LAWA, INTL & MAST Students Arrive

Session 2 Registration Day!

August 03, 2017 | 4:12 pm

Welcome to the blog for the NSLC at Georgetown University! (also known online as #NSLCatGU)

Session 2 starts today, and our students have arrived. Here’s a snippet of what registration looked like:

This blog will serve as your home base for all content related to the NSLC programs offered at Georgetown. This session, we’re hosting students at GU for the following programs:

– International Diplomacy (#NSLCINTL)
– Law & Advocacy (#NSLCLAWA)
– Mastering Leadership (#NSLCMAST)

Check back here often – we’ll be sharing photos, videos, leadership tips, and more here every day we’re in session.

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Mastering Leadership Students Learn About Community Service

July 29, 2017 | 11:34 am

#NSLCMAST students weren’t discouraged when their original community service project was rained out. Instead, they packaged bags of hygiene products to donate to a local homeless shelter and started brainstorming ways to help their own communities.