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6 TIPS TO BE A STRONGER LEADER Students glean insights from worldwide summit

Six UWL business students attended the Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida, last November. They networked with top business students from around the world and listened to insights from thought leaders. They brought back ideas on how to strengthen their leadership skills. Here students share their collective best tips to be a stronger leader.

1. Listen and accept new ideas. Leading is all about

being willing to actively listen, guide and provide support for others. It is also about being open and willing to accept new ideas that you might not perceive as right. – Jeremy Miller

2. Focus on strengths. Know your strengths and

capitalize on them instead of focusing on improving your weaknesses. If every person has a few qualities that they are really good at, we can work as a team and accomplish amazing things. – Amanda Nelson

During a Global Leadership Summit seminar, UWL student Patrick Dixon creates a picture that aims to capture the story of “all that I am and who/what/where I want to be in the future” using only drawings.

4. Say ‘yes’ to opportunities. Take advantage of

opportunities in front of you. They build experience, and experience makes you a better leader. – Patrick Dixon

5. Use past experience. To be a great leader, you must UWL Student Sara Vesel, left, during the Global Leadership Summit.

3. Find mentors. Have multiple, quality mentors in your life. They will serve as guides and help you grow professionally in your career and in life. – Sara Vesel

first learn to lead yourself. Learn from the past and use it to excel in the future. – Sydney Schemenauer

6. Reflect. Take time to reflect on where you have been,

where you are now, and where you want to go in the future. You cannot expect to guide others if you do not have a plan of your own to follow first. – Reed Powell

For more about the Global Leadership Summit: www.betagammasigma.org/events/gls 20

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UW-La Crosse CBA Building Bridges Spring 2018  

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Building Bridges newsletter is published biannually for UWL College of Business Administration alumni and...