A student leader who wants to have any type of long-term influence in their organization will have to learn how to implement change.
This is because change is necessary for any organization or team to grow.
If a student leader seeks to simply maintain what's already in place, that person will soon lose their influence to lead. A leader is one who takes people somewhere. A vision is NOT something that tells everyone how they'll be in the same place they are when it's completed.
A vision tells a story, paints a picture of a different future.
How can a student leader develop long-term influence?
1. Make improvements.
2. Help others accomplish their goals.
3. Take people on a journey.
4. Attempt to accomplish something that will take longer than a year.
5. Don't be satisfied with the status quo.
You get the idea. Leadership is necessary when there is change. If there's nothing to change in your organization...do they really need you?