Author: Claire Painter

Lessons in Leadership Week 15-President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar

During her presentation, President Neuhold-Ravikumar mentioned people, place and possibilities as key themes in her leadership experience and journey. How can your place define and support your leadership journey, and how can you engage in this environment to achieve success?

Lessons in Leadership Week 14-Will Syring

Will discussed many important leadership qualities learned through the events at the Thunder game on 3/11/20. They are listed below. Upon reflecting, which one resonates with you the most? Give at least one example of how you can implement your selected point into your leadership efforts at UCO, in your life, career, relationships, etc.

  • Communicate with firm & direct confidence, yet share your vulnerabilities
  • Have open communication lines with your team, both up and down the chain
  • Ask for help and solicit advice from experts as you build your task force
  • Control your emotions, remember to breathe
  • Lead with empathy and understand how your message affects all levels of the organization and the larger market
  • Understand what your peers are doing, or plan to do
  • Be patient. Find ways to buy time
  • Levity or some level of humor, at the right time, can be very effective
  • People want to be lead, be prepared to lean forward in the face of adversity
  • Be the person people trust in moments of crisis
  • Ultimately, do what’s right, even if it can negatively affect the near-term bottom line
  • Challenges only present an opportunity to improve. The obstacle is the way!

Lessons in Leadership Week 13-Dr. Stevie Johnson Video

During his presentation Dr. View discussed many important themes including relationship building, listening to yourself, and finding your own best fit to name a few. Which point from Dr. View’s time in class resonated with you the most, and how do you plan to implement that into your leadership journey moving forward? (The point you select does not have to be one of the three listed above).

Lessons in Leadership Week 11-Chancellor Allison Garrett

Chancellor Garrett discussed a wide range of themes and stories during her time in class. One point she hit on was the difficult but important practice of balance in life when pursuing things we are passionate about while also maintaining our relationships. How do you approach trying to find balance in your own life? How can balance make you a better leader?

Lessons in Leadership Week 10-Edmond Legislative Delegation

Representative Martinez, Osburn, and Stinson discussed a wide variety of topics pertaining to leadership and civic engagement. What was one of your key takeaways from this conversation, and how can you apply it to your own leadership journey and civic engagement efforts?

Lessons in Leadership Week 9-Gloria Torres

Gloria touched on a variety of key leadership aspects. In particular, she discussed the idea that your biggest job as a leader is to build up others. What is your strategy to encourage and build up leadership in others throughout your time at UCO?