Posted on February 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

Hello to all. My name is Faith Karst and I am the new leadership intern for the Career and Leadership Development office.


New Leaders

It’s that time at UWW that new leaders are taking their place, in their organizations or on campus. Whether it is in an organization or you are taking initiative to lead in the classroom, everywhere on campus there are new leaders among us. I just wanted take a moment and congratulate everyone that has taken a leadership role recently on the UWW campus.

You might ask yourself “How can I become a leader?” You don’t just have to be in an organization to take on a leadership role here on campus. There are many ways to become a leader here at UWW. Here are some tips on how to be a leader in three categories, in class, organizations, and in the community.

The Classroom

  • Take the initiative in class and go sit in the front of the room and encourage others to as well.
  • Become a note taker for someone who is in need.
  • Be involved. Speak up in class and jump right into the class discussions. You never know you might end up saying something that someone else in your class is too afraid to.
  • Encourage others, whether it is in a group or it’s just someone sitting next to you.

The Community

  • Be a leader by helping someone new out this week on campus. Whether it’s holding the door for someone or helping them with their homework. Set an example for everyone else by being the best you can be this semester.
  • Go with NVHP and volunteer at a nursing home this week.


  • Get involved! The Involvement office is a great resource to use when trying to get involved. There is always an organization for you.  The involvement office is located in the Career and Leadership Development office in the UC. If you are already in an organization try and take on a leadership role. Run for an E-board position.

Stop in and say Hi! See how you can get involved to become a new leader at UWW.

-Faith Karst

Everyday Leadership

Posted on October 9th, 2013 in Perspectives on Leadership,Uncategorized by John Jensen

Hello Leaders,

Anyone that knows me knows that I spend an unusual amount of time browsing the internet, most of this time is spent on YouTube. One of my favorite YouTube channels is the TED channel. For those of you unfamiliar with TED, TED is a channel filled with hundreds of speakers with topics ranging from leadership to science. I have posted numerous TED videos in the past on this blog.

Today I found a video titled “Everyday Leadership can be Achieved by You” (which you can watch below). In this video, the speaker tells a story about how a young woman came up to him on one of his last days of college and told him a story about how he had been one of the most important people in his life. Yet, he had never actually met this woman. To hear the story you will have to watch the video (it’s only a little over 6 minutes).

There are a couple of points in this video that I want to highlight. The speaker asks everyone in the audience if they have had an experience where someone made an impact in their lives that made it better or more meaningful. He then asks how many of them had thanked that person for doing so. Not very many people raised their hand for the second question. It is so important that we thank those that make a positive impact in our lives. “We celebrate birthdays where all you have to do is not die for 365 days. And yet we let people who have made our lives better walk around without knowing it.”

He brings up a quote from Marianne Williamson “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” This is such a profound perspective of leadership. All too often we stop ourselves from being leaders because we think it is something beyond us. We have decided that leadership is about changing the entire world.

Which brings me to his last point. The speaker says that there is no world, only 6 billion understandings of it. If you change one persons understanding of it, or one persons understanding of how powerful of an agent of change they can be in the world, then we can change everything and redefine leadership.

I definitely recommend that you take a look at this video and think about if you have been creating enough “lollipop moments”.

Until Next Time,
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

Quote for Hump day!

Posted on August 7th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”
Nelson Mandela

Servant Leadership?

Posted on July 30th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

Who is closest to you that you can help?


Posted on July 17th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

Great reminder from Max DePree – “The first responsibility of the leaders is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the leader is a servant”

What does being a servant look like?

(Read more about DePree in Leading Change – James O’Toole Ballantine Books New York , 1995

12 Great Traits

Posted on June 20th, 2013 in Tips and Secrets,Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

Check out this list – could they also be traits of positive leaders as well? What do you think?” title=”12 List

Great Untapped Resource – Introverts

Posted on April 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

Check out this great insight on harnessing introverted leaders!

Exceed Expectations

Posted on April 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized by John Jensen

Hello Leaders,

It’s been awhile since my last post here on the Leadership Blog.  As any seasoned Leadership Blog readers would know, one company that I truly admire is the Walt Disney Company.

Given some recent events that have occurred here in the United States it is important to look to those who are setting good examples and doing good for others.

Please take a look at this Blog Post from, a website dedicated to the business practices and applications of the Disney Company.

Link: Boston Marathon, Sandy Hook, and Disney’s 3:00 Parade Events yesterday at the Boston Marathon, along with events only a few months ago in Newtown, Connecticut have caused all of us to stop and consider the good and bad of the world we live in. There has been much comment and even debate in the social media networks. But sometimes, what it really takes…

This is such a perfect example of giving more than is expected, especially to someone who may really need it.

Until Next Time,


“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Mr. Rogers

Leadership Survey

Posted on March 26th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

Today’s Quote

Posted on February 28th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Jan Bilgen

“Leadership is series of behaviors, rather than a role for heros.” Margaret Wheatley

« Previous PageNext Page »