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This Isn’t Just a Job: Leadership Beyond Move-In Weekend

This Isn’t Just a Job: Leadership Beyond Move-In Weekend

“This isn’t just a job. It’s a lifestyle. Not too long ago, you were applicants. Now, you are a staff. Soon, you’ll learn to work as a team. And one day, you will be a family.”  This lesson was always incorporated into training sessions I led with student leaders I supervised. As I go to different schools, I find myself relaying the same message. No matter the position, people are watching…on campus and off, at the store, in the dining hall, while doing laundry and brushing your teeth. Your reach goes farther than you think and lasts longer than you know. Here are some things to keep in mind throughout your leadership journey: Say yes! Think like a professional, not a student. Say “yes” to opportunities to grow professionally with other student leaders. Attend conferences, participate in webinars, volunteer to be on a committee […]

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QUIZ: What social media app represents your leadership style?

QUIZ: What social media app represents your leadership style?

As a leader on your campus or in your community, you work daily to build the community and make it a great thing to be a part of. Each leader has a different way of bringing people together. It’s kind of like how all kinds of social media apps create communities in different ways…isn’t it? Take the quiz and see which one you are most like! Now, try to guess what your friends are, and see if you’re right when they take it! It’s like a 5 question team-building psychological test! [I am not a PhD in psychology, don’t quote me on that! ;)]  

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Relating Dance Floor Theory to Pixar’s Inside Out

Relating Dance Floor Theory to Pixar’s Inside Out

“Don’t be sad, get glad”. This is a common everyday phrase that is often used when an individual is trying to cheer someone else up.   However, in Pixar’s Inside-Out there is an underlying message, since all the main characters of the movie are emotions. At the beginning of the movie Joy, Madness, Disgust, and Fear were all members of the dance floor and actively participating in making their humans’, or Riley’s, emotional life a success.  The fifth emotion, Sadness, however, was on the outskirts of the dance floor and hardly ever participated in making Riley’s emotional life a success.  In fact, when sadness did start to go from meh to hmm… and developed a desire to participate in Riley’s emotional life success (the dance floor for the emotions), she was  persuaded to stay on the outskirts of the dance […]

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3 Simple Ways to Turn Your Social Media into a Community

3 Simple Ways to Turn Your Social Media into a Community

We live in an online world, there’s no escaping it. I mean, one designer even created phone backgrounds for herself to remind her there’s a world past her relatively tiny screen. So we can’t talk about building community without acknowledging that social media plays a big role.  Now, we all know about the issues around social media: cyberbullying, unfair comparisons between our lives and others, “fake” friendships, etc. etc. But I have also found that Facebook and Twitter have given me a chance at friendships I wouldn’t have gotten to “IRL.” And to me, these connections are just as close to my heart as someone I can grab lunch with any day. Whether you know someone really well offline, or just know them through the interwebz, here are 3 easy ways to turn your social media into a positive community […]

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Yesterday in #StudentAffairs (08/07/11)

Blogs: Facebook friending your students in Missouri is about to be illegal. (via Brian LeDuc) What would you put on a Residential Dream Sheet? Here’s John Gardner’s list. (via Brain Root) Facebook, StumbleUpon, then Twitter. StatCounter ranks the top social media sites in the UK for last month. (via Brain Gallager) Who do you think should be leading the charge with social media adoption in Student Affairs? (via Brian LeDuc)   Comments:   [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/JaimeHam/status/100356400538058752″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/TanyaVandermoon/status/100348219757834240″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Flynner_A/status/100313680113172480″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/JPKirchmeier/status/100256308174929922″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/daviddorsett/status/100247941511528448″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/clconzen/status/100214976815435776″]     Questions: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/StacyLOliver/status/100341266067361792″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/TomDiCato/status/100294061537234945″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/ejmalito/status/100250414921949184″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/adamhgs/status/100243107651657728″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/stephaniemz/status/100220180310929408″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/jamiesara22/status/100202882439192576″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/pmilleredu/status/100182916998508544″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/cindykane/status/100181835606261760″]

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New Red Rover Feature: Get Your Follow On

Earlier this month, Tom wrote about the difference between communities based on weak ties and those built on stronger, face-to-face interactions. The strong-tie groups have a longevity that comes from the real-world relationships between members, while groups that are based on weak ties can form easily, but dissolve just as quickly if the members don’t maintain and deepen their connections. Web 2.0 platforms provide massive opportunities for weak, transient connections, and that’s part of what makes today’s social media so attractive—it provides opportunities for microinteractions, like Facebook wall posts, blog comments, and Twitter @ replies, which are easy, low-pressure ways to feel like a part of a group. Red Rover transforms those casual microinteractions into meaningful, long-lasting community engagement. Weak-tie relationships that begin with a comment or a follow can develop into real friendships, mentorships, and communities, which form around […]

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