Leadership is leveraging the strengths of others to achieve common goals and using interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. A leader is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others, use empathetic skills to guide and motivate, as well as organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
What does Leadership look like?
The intern is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize prioritize, and delegate work.
Short Podcast on Leadership
How to Develop Leadership
- Motivate others to achieve a common goal
- Use interpersonal skills to develop others
- Organize and prioritize work
- Practice self-discipline
- Leadership Development Model - PDF
Examples of Leadership:
Paying attention to current leaders to see what works, what doesn't and what they might want to emulate in the future.
Helping your colleagues if they’re buried under work or struggling with a project.
Create a Learning Objective
Example: "By managing the volunteers for the fundraising event, I will improve upon my leadership skills by delegating relevant tasks to volunteers that result in a smoothly run event."
- View guide for creating SMART Goals.
- Here is a video that explains the concept of leadership in further detail.
Did you Know?
Leadership can be present at any level of an organization, from the entry-level associate to the CEO. All it takes is a willingness to raise your hand and the capability to inspire others to reach their potential.
- How does your experience relate to your current position with Kent State?
- How does your experience/activity relate to your future goals?
- The NACE competency says it is important that a leader is able to assess and manage their emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate. Do you use empathy in this way?