Realizations about Student Leadership

Leadership experience seems to play a pivotal role when recruiters are judging whether or not you’re the right fit for their company.


In other words, your soft skills matter just as much as your technical skills.


I’ve still got a lot to learn as a leader, but here are some things I’ve realized so far.


▶️ Be decisive. Try not to sit on a decision for too long.


▶️ Delegate with purpose and be concise. Explain the “Why” behind a task and assign a corresponding deadline.


▶️ Take time to get to know your team. You’ll be more understanding, and you can identify what truly motivates your team members.


▶️ Stay organized. Use project management tools (e.g. Trello, MS Project) to measure progress, keep everyone on the same page, and address potential obstacles.


If you were able to go back in time to your first day in a leadership position of any extent, what advice would you give yourself?

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