As a student leader arriving back on campus and getting ready for the start of a new school year, it's important to determine where your focus will lie. I've narrowed it down to two key areas:
There are a lot of tasks that you have to accomplish right at the start. There's a lot to get done. But being in a student leadership "position" and focusing on the tasks doesn't make you a student leader. It's the person who focuses on people - allowing them and empowering them - to accomplish the tasks at hand that moves a student into the realm of leadership.
The advisors, directors, and staff on your campus may call you student leaders, but you don't actually become one until you get people involved in the process...until you make people your focus.
Here's a quick exercise:
1. List out all of the tasks you need to accomplish.
2. What are the two or three things on that list that only you should be doing?
3. Who are the people that you can give the rest of the tasks to?
Answer this question: Why do you feel like you have to accomplish your entire list yourself?