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Lindy discussed a number of relevant topics this week related to finding mentors, listening to your team/employees, being self aware and empowering those around you that possess abilities and skills that you do not. What points during her presentation did you find the most applicable to your leadership experience and development.

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Senator Floyd discussed how Oklahoma’s legislation ranks 50th in representation of leadership from the minority, along with some initiatives she has collaborated with others to have passed. What did you find most interesting from the conversation, and as a leader, how can you help lead from or for the minority?

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Michael Carolina asked the audience to rank Oklahoma on an innovation scale from 1 to 10. After hearing about the technological advances, educational opportunities and initiatives in our state, how do you feel you can continue to advance these efforts, and discuss any new ideas or topics that you learned.

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Now that the elections have concluded, we can take measure of the current political climate. A number of perspectives have been shared with you during the semester, and you will surely hear more opinions and conversations for some time. As our nation and state moves forward from the election, discuss how you can engage in […]

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During class we looked at the state questions in detail but did not have enough time to discuss candidate elections. The United States has experienced one of the most contentious elections for President in our history. How can a voter engage intelligently in choosing a presidential candidate during a time when a significant amount of […]

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Representative Nelson explained how moving one letter in the word reactive, could move you to creative. Discuss one thing that you could change today, or one area you could focus more attention, to develop yourself into a better leader.

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Representative Young discussed how the intangibles are the greatest lessons in leadership. What impact(s) do you aspire to make in your communities during your academic tenure and what steps do you plan on taking to invest in these areas?

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Dean Grillot’s message discussed the concept of being limitless and taking advantage of one’s resources including mentors, champions and experiences and how these unanticipated experiences may impact ones path. Hearing this message, what steps do you plan on taking to best take advantage of these pieces into shape your trajectory.  

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Charlie discussed developing your personal brand, networking abilities and perception among colleagues, employers and the public. What practices/strategies can you employ to maintain your personal brand?

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During Mo’s presentation she discussed developing a mission and values and the central role they play in her business and personal success. For this week’s blog, provide a mission/values statement that can help guide you during your collegiate and post-collegiate journey.

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