LEADERSHIP MONTHLY VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1 MARCH 2014
WHAT S HOT AND WHAT S NOT
the latest leadership trends displayed by good teams and the trends used by bad teams that are SO yesterday
CHEERS TO LEADERSHIP Get crunk oﬀ leadership skillz.
MEET THE STAFF OF Learn about the staﬀ behind the writing.
WHO LED IT BETTER? You’re favorite characters and political figures compared side by side in a battle of leadership.
ASK ABBY All of your leadership questions are finally answered!
TABLE OF CONTENTS pg. 3: WHAT’S HOT
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and WHAT’S NOT
pg. 4: CHEERS TO
PG. 9: FUN AND GAMES!
pg. 5: ASK ABBY
PG. 6: WHO LED IT BETTER? This month’s well known leaders get compared to see who used their leadership abilities better.
pg. 6: WHO LED IT BETTER?
pg. 7-8: HOROSCOPES
pg. 9: GAMES
PG. 4: CHEERS TO LEADERSHIP. Drinks that will totally bring out the best of your leadership skills. Drink up and lead on!
PG. 10: ADVERTISMENTS
pg. 11: Meet The LEADERSHIP MONTHLY staﬀ
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PG. 7-8: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR YOU AS A LEADER? JanuaryDecember, we know what this month has in store for you as a leader. 2
the latest leadership styles everyone’s dying to have and the one’s that are so yesterday.
WHAT’S HOT * SYNERGY: when all the parts combined are greater than the sum of the individuals. Something about this type of collaboration is putting it at the top of the list of leadership trends, proving that working together is the sexiest of leadership traits. * WRITING S.M.A.R.T. GOALS: the latest statistics say that both men and women find it attractive when the opposite sex makes S.M.A.R.T. goals for everyday things they want to accomplish in their life, making it unquestionably one of the hottest leadership trends today. * SELF AWARENESS: recognizing and understanding moods, emotions, and drives, as well as their eﬀect on others, has been and always will be on the ‘WHAT’S HOT’ list. Recognizing emotions shows character which is an attractive quality to have. * BEING A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER: setting clear goals, constantly encouraging, and setting high and clear goals for their followers is the latest trend. For an example of ‘WHAT’S HOT’, take a look at the “Toy Story” characters. Although in the beginning they started oﬀ rough, the team came together in the end and displayed all the characteristics on the hot list. LEADERSHIP MONTHLY
WHAT’S NOT * FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR: attributing other people’s success to their environment and our own success to our character describes fundamental attribution error. This is also failing to put yourself in other’s shoes, which is so last semester. * DISBELIEF IN SERVANT LEADERSHIP: although often criticized, servant leadership should not be overlooked. By not creating a comfortable work environment and allowing followers to share power, you are preforming negatively for your team. * EXISTENCE OF CONFLICT CLUSTERS: although displayed by many, conflict clusters are always appearing on the ‘WHAT’S NOT’ list. All seven conflict clusters display poor teamwork, which is how it consistently earns it’s place on the not-hot list. * LACK OF EMPATHY: nobody likes an insensitive jerk, making lack of empathy a huge no-no. Being able to understand the emotions of others and how to react towards them is a huge deal, so the lack of this will only result negatively on you. The “Means Girls” cast is this month’s example of ‘WHAT’S NOT’ hot in today’s leadership trends. This crew displays fundamental attribution error, numerous conflict clusters, and lack of empathy. Take some notes and DON’T be a mean girl. 3
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ASK ABBY You submitted them! Questions about leadership qualities and situations answered by editor Abby Bodzick. Dear Abby, I am afraid that I am lacking in social skills. Whenever I try talking to other people I get very awkward and don’t have the attitude I wish I had with others. How can I obtain a higher set of social skills? -Ray Ray, Obtaining social skills can be diﬃcult for some people, don’t worry. Many people think that social skills are just a matter of friendliness, this is not the case. In order to have social skills you need to have acquaintances around to practice on. You need to be able to relate to these people you surround yourself with in order to achieve social skills with them. You need to have an upbeat attitude so that the people around you will find you pleasant to be around. No one wants to be around a negative person. You need to have a solid grasp on your own emotions so that you can learn how to influence and be influenced by others around you. Only then can you obtain social skills. - Abby
Dear Abby, I am having a hard time proving to people that I am a good leader. What are some ways I can show people the type of leader I actually am? -Jeﬀerson
Dear Abby, I want to become a transformational leader. I feel as if this would help me to become more of the person I want to be in life. What ways can I change myself in order to become more of a transformation leader? -Pelswick Pelswick, In order to be a transformational leader you need to set high expectations for yourself as well as other people. You also always need to encourage others, this way they will always know you are supporting them. You need to push people to see their full potential in order to push them in the right direction. Always follow the three steps which are, create an inspiring vision, motivate people to buy into and deliver the vision, and manage the delivery of the vision. Once you achieve these and remember to always support the people you are trying to help, then you will be the transformational leader you want to be. - Abby
Dear Abby, As a leader I am lacking in motivation. I feel as though I have all the other components of a leader, but I can’t seem to put any of them to use without the motivation to do so. How can I boost my motivation when it comes to leadership? -McLoving
McLoving, One huge component of motivation is that you need to have the desire to achieve for the sake of achievement. Good leaders don’t need to have an incentive to do something; they do it because they are passionate about it. A huge component of motivation is passion. You need to have passion if you want to be a motivational leader. You must also be optimistic about what you are doing in life. This will cause you to be motivated to achieve your goal. If you are negative about what you are doing you will not have any motivation to do it. Once you have passion and an Jeﬀerson, In order to prove to people you optimistic attitude then you will are a good leader you need to display the obtain the motivation you are proper emotional intelligence. You need each searching for. - Abby of the components of emotional intelligence which are, self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. Once you properly use all of these components, then you can show people the type of leader you are. If you have any questions about what consists of these components I will be happy to answer those as well. -Abby 5
WHO LED IT BETTER? Katniss Everdeen
In the hit movies ‘The Hunger Games’ we see main character Katniss Everdeen perform excellent leadership abilities. She shows loads of passion, motivation, and empathy, thus making her the winner of this ‘Who Led It Better?’ battle.
Although highly intelligent, the Joker lacks EQ completely. We see this when he is unable to work with anyone else besides himself and when he doesn’t consider others when he acts.
Demonstrating amazing emotional intelligence, it’s to no surprise that Abraham Lincoln wins this ‘Who Led It Better’ battle. He shows social skills, motivation,
Almost the complete opposite of a good leader, Hitler lacks empathy for everyone, has virtually no self-awareness and self-regulation, and doesn’t work as a team unite, but instead runs his community as solo taking nothing from no one.
Disney ‘Little Mermaid’ Ursela
Disney’s Ursela lost this month’s ‘Who Led It Better?’ battle due to her constant creation of conflict clusters and lack of self regulation.
Disney ‘Frozen’ Elsa
Winning the competition, Elsa from the Disney movie ‘Frozen’ displayed the role of a leader perfectly. She led her thought about how her actions would eﬀect others and based her actions around that. LEADERSHIP MONTHLY
HOROSCOPES MARCH 2014
PISCES February 20-March 20 Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me!!! You, my friend, are one loyal individual! Even if you’re booked for the whole day, if someone needs you, you’ll stop what you’re doing and help them. Your compassion and big heart makes you attainable in a lot of groups. You’re very dependable and loyal. Your emotional intelligence allows you to make decisions that will aﬀect the group in the long run. You take into consideration EVERYONE and EVERYTHING before you make a decision. Just remember that a lot of people tend to take advantage of someone like you, so remember that you’ve got a tough backbone! Being able to find people who are like you can only make your passion and zest for life more satisfying. Keep on doing what you do best and always remember that people are there for you too! Your mantra: I oﬀer my love to all, but I am grounded.
ARIES March 21- April 20 By nature, you’re a determined leader. You know what you want and how to get it. You are opinionated and headstrong, but you always have a good place in your heart for others’ thoughts and ideas. You’re not one for procrastination, which makes you organized and experienced in time management. Although you’re passionate in your work, some may find you too assertive. Learn to find your balance. But don’t forget about the introverts! Your mantra: I am the best yet I am humble.
TAURUS April 21- May 21 You are the definition of introvert. You enjoy taking everything into consideration before making your decision, which is a quality to be proud of! Once your mind is made up, your motivation is simply indescribable and you stick to your guns on your ideas. Just remember to be open minded about other’s ideas. Sure, you’re passionate about your project, but that doesn’t always mean it’s the RIGHT way! This means that you heavily rely on your feelings rather than your surroundings when making decisions, especially when it comes to trusting your intuition! Your mantra: I am secure and without need.
See what’s in store for you and your role as a leader this month.
CANCER June 22-July 23 The cancer sign is actually the sign for water. This means that you’re VERY emotional; but in a good way! Your emotional intelligence is actually a lot higher than most. You’re good natured, caring and compassionate. Like water, you’re calm and nurturing and you sense people’s feelings before they themselves can even figure it out. This allows you to be receptive towards your environment and will surround yourself with other people’s energies, moods and feelings. Unfortunately, this means that you let your emotions get the best of you. Do your best to be stable in your emotions. But let your passions for the arts soar!! Be the next Paula Deen; without the racial slurs! Your mantra: I am lovable as well as loving.
May 22-June 21 By nature, your sign is born with communication and intelligence. You strive on communication with others, it’s what allows you to make your decisions rationally and educationally. Marilyn Monroe should be your spirit animal. She, and you, both take pride in figuring out the way people tick, thus increasing your brain power. Being a great communicator means enjoying making new acquaintances! Being able to share your thoughts and feelings with people really gives you a rush! Just remember that there are only 24 hours in a day!! Use your communications with your group members eﬀectively and find ways to save your time! Being fascinated with the way people’s mind works takes a lot of energy! Your mantra: I am calm.
LEO July 23-August 24 You’re a big ball of energy, just like the Sun!!! You always see people in the best light and you know that if they reach their full potential, they can really create something magical. You enjoy sharing your joys and successes with people and your optimism and charisma for life is captivating. You always seem to have an ironic sense of timing too! You’re always there when someone needs a smile or a big bear hug! Some people may be turned oﬀ by your confidence, but you just brush it oﬀ, which is a quality that most envy. Your passion for life makes you a VERY motivated leader! Keep on keepin’ on! Your mantra: I am calm and satisfied.
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December 23-January 20
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with being tidy and organized! That’s your lifestyle in a nutshell!! You look at situations and analyze them carefully before you voice your opinion. You believe that it’s best to understand all of the concepts before forming a reasonable solution. Being the introvert that you are, you highly enjoy just sitting back and taking things nice and slow. Understanding why things the way they are is a philosophy you highly admire. For you, time is of the essence. You know that there’s only 24 hours in a day, and you intend to use every single one of those hours. Just remember that it’s ok to have fun once and a while! Let your hair down!!! (But brush it first!) Your mantra: I am relaxed and deserve to be served as well as serve.
You’re that mysterious one across the bar. The one who’s aloof and sexy and the one who you just can’t help but wonder what their thinking. Although your sign is misunderstood, you know that you can’t help being the way you are. You’re very emotional in your decisions and your normal lifestyle. You demand the best in yourself and in others, but when you give your hear to someone, you’re all in. Your confidence is sexy. The way you walk into a room causes all eyes to be on you. Your determination for projects, adventure and understanding is simply magnetic. You wait for the right moment to strike, even if that means destroying your enemy’s spirit. Just remember to find your medium. Don’t make it a priority to seek revenge! The life of a Scorpio is challenging, but there’s always fun in a challenge. Your mantra: I don’t need to control everything. I am free and peaceful.
Ambition runs through your veins. Your goals usually end up successful. You’re a big thinker, though. You work practically by taking your time and making sure you only need to do your job once. Wasting time is a sin in your world. You know how to achieve your ambitions by yourself. That can turn many oﬀ, but you don’t care. You believe that working independently is the best way to get a job done. That means no distractions. No distractions makes for a happy Capricorn. However, you’re one hell of a loyal person. If someone needs you, you’ll be there in a second. Rock what you got, Capricorn. You’ll be the next CEO of Google before you know it! Your mantra: I am successful and content.
LIBRA September 24-October 23 You are a thinker, there’s no doubt about that. You use your mind to tackle your problems. You really enjoy communicating with others and you enjoy conveying your feelings towards the ones you’re closest to. Because you’re so talented at communicating, your groups tend to use you as the motivator or negotiator. You’re good at seeing all sides of the problem and you’re unbiased. You rely on your experiences to work out your problems instead of relying on others to do it for you. You’re compassionate at heart and you’re always ready for a good debate. Your mantra: I am harmonious in mind, body and spirit.
AQUARIUS January 21- February 19
SAGITTARIUS November 23-December 22 Well hey there, Positive Polly!!! You’re one of the most confident of the signs. You believe that if you’re not confident, then you’re not trying hard enough! Your enthusiasm is contagious and your optimism and zeal for life helps bring up the motivation in your groups. Remember to keep your goals attainable and reasonable. Sometimes you bite oﬀ more of that blueberry pie than you can chew. However, you strive in personal growth. You believe that you can’t just waltz around in life without understanding the meaning of it. Because of your optimism, you believe that the possibilities in life are endless! Live it up!!! And break it down on the dance floor! Your mantra: I am generous and loving to myself as well as others.
You are the definition of a snowflake.; you are unique. You prefer to be self-suﬃcient rather than work in groups. (which isn’t all that bad!) You have high aspirations, which makes you a big dreamer. You believe that anything is possible if you put the time, energy and passion into it. This really helps the motivational aspect in your group! You’re very involved in all of the groups and organizations that grab your attention. You don’t stick to just one thing, you like to figure out what’s out there. Your creativity will only take you places most people wish they could go to. You believe that only you define yourself, not anyone else. You take personal pride in the person you’ve become and your confidence shines in whatever you choose to do. Your mantra: I evolve and encompass all humanity.
LEADERSHIP TERMS CROSSWORD
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STAFF Alex Mazzeo 21, JUNIOR, MAJOR: RECREATION AND EVENT MANAGEMENT Alex is an avid scrapbooker. She also has a love for all things Disney related. She has previously been apart of the Disney program for a semester of her college years. FUN FACT: When she’s not obsessing over cat videos, Alex dabbles in crafting and lip syncing to Whitney Houston in her bedroom mirror.
Shannon Sugamele 18, FRESHMAN, MAJOR: BROADCASTING and/or EDUCATION In her free time, Shannon likes to go camping, play all types of sports, and hang with friends. She is a lover of ice cream and animals. She is currently debating between either being a sportscaster or high school teacher for her future career. FUN FACT: She has a 30 pound cat named Squeak. LEADERSHIP MONTHLY
Abby Bodzick 20, SOPHOMORE, MAJOR: COMMUNICATIONS Abby loves playing sports and being outdoors whenever she can. She especially love going to the beach. In the future, Abby wants to be a news reporter. If she could eat one food for the rest of her life, it would be prime rib. FUN FACT: She has two track records at her high school; the 400 meter dash and 4x1 relay.
Grant Meade 20, SOPHOMORE, MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE When not writing for Leadership Monthly, Grant spends his time playing lacrosse, doing things outside, and wearing bow ties. He is an all around food lover and amateur chef. FUN FACT: Likes to strap on his bow tie and fly around the universe in his blue box.
Scott Bays 19, FRESHMAN , MAJOR: COMMUNICATIONS Scott loves watching movies and is a total film nerd. He has been acting in plays since the 4th grade. Scott has now been in over 20 diﬀerent shows including ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Cats’. He would love to be an actor, but is pursuing a job at Dow Chemical. FUN FACT: He can list every Best Picture winner since 1954.