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5 Quotes to Hang on Your Wall to Make You a Happy Leader

5 Quotes to Hang on Your Wall to Make You a Happy Leader

Have you ever felt like life is bringing you down and you need a pick-me-up? If you answered yes, then I am right there with you! If you answered no, then I am extremely jealous of you but grateful that you have not had this feeling. ūüôā It doesn’t matter if you are a student, staff member, or faculty member. Everyone has this feeling at some point in their life. I am here to share with you how I kick this feeling to the curb!¬†I have a quotes board in my office that I look at every day. I would like to share with you the quotes that I have in my office. I love to fill my head with happiness and positive quotes because they help me get through the day with a smile on my face. No matter […]

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Graduating Senior? Read this.

Graduating Senior? Read this.

Senior class, are you ready? No? Yikes. I know it can be a stressful time, but it is also a wonderful experience complete with laughs, tears, sweat and hopefully some fun. As graduation season approaches, here are some quotes to motivate the senior in your life, especially if it’s you! Memorize them, print them out, recite them daily, whatever you need to do to know you’re not alone and that you CAN do whatever you set out to do. No matter how insane the idea may seem now. Go for it! Don’t lose sight of the things that excite you. You are awesome for all of the things that make you who are. Celebrate it, own it and change the world with it. Think big. You’ll have to compromise along the way, but act with your big vision in mind. […]

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9 Quotes About Leadership from Richard Branson

9 Quotes About Leadership from Richard Branson

Let’s face it, having limitless resources would be amazing. But so would inspiring¬†and creating¬†real, sustainable change in our world. Luckily, there are people in this world who do both.¬†Richard Branson was a high school drop-out with dyslexia and now is one of the most influential people in the world. Take a look at what this billionaire entrepreneur thinks about leadership and relationships. Then, go change the world too! “A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.” -Richard Branson “From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better. -Richard Branson “When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To […]

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How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of the word community is “similar character; agreement; identity.” Here at Swift Kick, we believe that people become better versions of themselves when they are connected to a strong community. We aren’t the only ones who feel this way…#TeamHuman         Which one of these quotes best describes your community? How can you create more empathy, connection, inspiration, and service within your organization? Pick one of the above quotes and share it with your team members as some extra inspiration this week!

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F(UN-STUCK)

F(UN-STUCK)

Swift Kick recently had their Q2 retreat, and at this retreat we had a fun crossword puzzle to complete about the team members and following the theme of “Under the Sea”. Normally, I dislike crossword puzzles, but I was determined to get this puzzle completed. How off could I be? When the day came to an end I found that I had only 5 more questions that I could not answer. I was officially ready to get “Fun-stuck”. I placed the puzzle in my bag, enjoyed the walk to the fish-go-round (don’t ask) and then to dinner we went. After taking a break from the puzzle, but before handing it in to Sabina to get the final score, I decided to look at it one more time. BINGO! I figured out two more words on the puzzle. Taking a step […]

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5 Songs For Your Leadership Playlist When You Need Motivation

5 Songs For Your Leadership Playlist When You Need Motivation

Song can be very powerful. When listening to lyrics, I found 5 specific songs that I would love to highlight with you today. While you are reading through the lyrics, take a moment to understand what the artist is saying. It’s pretty cool to see how leadership can be taught through music. So if you don’t have a leadership playlist already, well make one! Then, add the following tracks. P!NK: Try Have you ever felt like you tried and didn’t succeed? Same. I have had that feeling several times. BUT, when listening to this song and hearing Pink to tell me to try, try, try, tryyyyyy – I do. I don’t give up. I get up and try again. It doesn’t matter what the situation is. This song is inspiring me over and over to get up and try! Pharrell: […]

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Pay Attention, Ask For Help, Set Your Soul on Fire – Leadership Tips

Pay Attention, Ask For Help, Set Your Soul on Fire – Leadership Tips

Each month Swift Kick will be highlighting a member in our community who shows extraordinary Leadership within their own community. In the month of February, we decided to conduct a Q&A with¬†Tony Williams. He is a dedicated Community Assistant, the Social Diversity Chair for Association of Campus Events, and the Membership Chair for KU Presidential Ambassadors. Because of his involvement and leadership style, we decided to share his talents with all of you! Meet Tony Gee Williams! Q: What is your best leadership tip that you would like to share with us when working with your community? A: If I could only give one tip out, it would be¬†to pay attention and listen to other people’s input.¬†Just because you have a title does not mean you are the only person entitled to an opinion. I feel like everyone else’s input […]

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10 Quotes about Leadership and Success

10 Quotes about Leadership and Success

I was talking with a friend the other day and asked her what leadership was. She said, “To me, [it] is someone who can work with a group, and helps guide that group in the right direction. It is not someone who makes demands, it is someone who works well with others.” I liked her definition. It made me think, I wonder how other people in the world define the same concept. So, I decided to go on a quote hunt. Here are some wonderful definitions that stuck out to me that I would love to share with you: Leadership Challenge: I challenge you to go out and be a leader. You do not have to change the world, but you can strive to if you would like. Help others and show them what you can accomplish together. That is […]

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5 Quotes on Why Speaking Well is a Requirement for Leaders

5 Quotes on Why Speaking Well is a Requirement for Leaders

Public speaking might be terrifying, but there will be a point that it’s necessary. Here are 5 reasons why, according to some quotable people. The above five reasons are why we are so excited to announce our Speak Easy Bootcamp so you can learn to present like a professional. Join Tom and Melissa for a fun day filled with learning how to communicate as your best self. See you on December 3rd in NYC!

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Why ‘Disney’s Lion King’ Perfectly Explains Life

Why ‘Disney’s Lion King’ Perfectly Explains Life

Outside of the brilliant animation work and the lovable characters, The Lion King (the first one primarily), highlights¬†valuable lessons people, particularly leaders, should always work to remember. Yes, it might be a Disney movie but these African animals represent so much more. WARNING, SPOILERS AHEAD.¬† The Future Simba, the future king of Pride Rock, has quite the predicament on his paws. His father Mufasa is a great King, revered throughout the plains. Simba at a young age needs to learn how to live up to¬†his father’s legacy. Simba is so focused on the future he takes his present moment for granted. The young lion cub literally¬†sings and boasts how he, “Just can’t wait to be King”. At this point there is peace in the Pride Lands. The grass is green and the circle of life is so ever present. Simba […]

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