Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

With the summer quickly approaching, many of us are getting ready to transition into new leadership roles — being a project manager at a summer internship, serving as a camp counselor, or taking point on an individual project.  Regardless of your summer roles and activities, we can all stand to benefit from learning about the six styles of leadership & when it is appropriate to adopt them and from emulating the “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently.”  Check it out below.

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LIHC Spotlight: President Kara Kubarych

This week I sat down with Kara Kubarych to talk about what she hopes and envisions LIHC will accomplish during her tenure as President. In this interview, Kara tells all about her favorite holiday memories, as well as why she looks up to a certain LIHC alum. Read on to learn who Kara’s favorite superhero is and how the “downward dog” is an important part of her day:

Name: Kara Kubarych
Position in LIHC: President
Year: 2013
Concentration: Sociology; Government secondary
Hometown: Del Mar, CA

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Women in Leadership

This past summer, The New Yorker published a fascinating article on Sheryl Sandberg and her identity as a woman in the male-dominated culture of Silicon Valley. As the much talked about Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sandberg is no stranger to the culture; in fact, she came to Facebook from a position high in the chain of command at Google headquarters. Yet, as the half-interview, half-narrative shows, Sandberg and women like her have of course faced their fair share of challenges to get to where they are.

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LIHC in Spring 2012 – Get Excited!

Welcome back, everyone!  Here’s to a great spring — make sure to check back here at harvardleadership.wordpress.com for leadership-related news and ruminations from your very own Leadership Institute @ Harvard College!

To kick off the spring, here are some interesting articles and links to check out:

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John Coleman’s New Book: Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders

LIHC is delighted to announce the publication of a new book co-authored by one of the former members of the our Board of Advisors, John Coleman. The book entitled, Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders, features many Harvard Business School students and their intimate experiences with leadership and business. Click the links below to find out more about this book.
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A Different View of Leadership

In a blog post about 2 weeks ago, LIHC Vice President Eric Michel explained his definition of leadership. He then explained some of the implications of his definition. Click https://harvardleadership.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/defining-leadership/ to read his post. I have a different definition of leadership that is similar to Eric’s in some ways and different in others. Give it a look.

Leadership is moving sustainable communities forward ethically in their missions.
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LIHC Member Spotlight: Reid McCann

This week, I had the opportunity to interview Reid McCann, one of our outgoing Vice Presidents, about his time with the Leadership Institute and his interests outside LIHC. In this interview, Reid shares his fondest memories of LIHC and lets us in on why Dallas, TX is the best place in the world. Read on to learn more about Reid’s love for chicken fried steak and a certain curly-haired country singer who’s captured his heart:
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Launching the “YLC Teen Change Makers Challenge”

This past summer, YOUth Lead the Change (YLC) held a four-day conference at Harvard College to teach teenagers from all over the Greater Boston Area about leadership. At the conference, students participated in various workshops, activities, and discussions to learn about the essentials of leadership and applied their practical leadership skills in devising possible solutions for case study scenarios on pressing social issues like water sanitation. Members from all committees of the Leadership Institute at Harvard College (LIHC) served as counselors for these youth and will continue to serve as mentors to the students throughout the year.
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Connecting Marching Band with Leadership: Part II

Yesterday’s post detailed 2 examples of how marching band and leadership are connected. Today, I will highlight 3 more examples of this connection:

  • Dealing with “Bad Apples”
  • Motivating Others to be Leaders, Even If They Do Not Have Leadership “Titles”
  • Areas of Influence

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Connecting Marching Band with Leadership: Part I

Marching band defined my high school career.  It changed who I was and honestly, I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for my experiences in band. Although many people think of marching band as just students playing music while wearing funny uniforms and hats, there is actually so much teamwork, determination, dedication, and perseverance involved to create a successful marching show. I was fortunate enough to be a drum major for three years and looking back, I have realized that many of the experiences that students in marching band learn can be applied to other organizations and events.
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