The Society Featured in the News
Society members across the country are actively working on becoming leaders who make a better world. You can find some of their stories in the news below.
Ralph Nader once said: “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” The problem is, this is easier said than done. Effective leaders inspire teams to collaborate in decision-making. This means choosing the best courses of action and integrating the ideas from your various team members. But the process for group decision-making can be flawed. The problem is that leaders, when trying to promote leadership skills and individuality, can instead produce a mass of followers. And followers rarely innovate or take charge of a situation. We call this groupthink. As a leader, it is important to recognize how it happens and how to move your team away from groupthink.
Recent Nash Community College graduate Kristopher Gupton of Littleton has been selected among applicants throughout the United States to receive $4,825 in seed money supporting the establishment of his small business, H&K Farms. Gupton earned the Entrepreneur Award as a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success at Nash Community College.
AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S CHAPTER ADVISORS RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS
The Aims Community College chapter Advisors of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) have been recognized for outstanding achievement. The Aims chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success has the highest membership and participation of all of the college’s student clubs and organizations. The advisors include Christine Gaudinski, Ty’Ray Thompson, Joél Orozco-Almeida and Ryan Barone.
Garrett Collier was recently inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at Southern Arkansas University. The National Society of Leadership and Success is a leadership honor society consisting of roughly 550 collegiate chapters and 730,000 members nationwide.
Southern Arkansas University has inducted 57 students into The National Society of Leadership and Success recently during the 2017 spring semester. Inductees from Columbia County include:
This year, only 12 students from across the U.S. were selected to receive the National Society of Leadership and Success’s (NSLS) highly competitive Academic Excellence Scholarship, a $3,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement and leadership efforts during the 2016-17 school year. Of those 12, two came from Brookdale.
Shana Young, executive director of the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, was recently recognized for outstanding leadership by the president of the nation’s largest leadership honor society. As Chapter Advisor for Columbus State University’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Young is responsible for helping prepare students for post-college career success and inspiring members to make positive impacts in their communities.
The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Surry Community College held its annual Induction Ceremony for new members for the fall 2016-spring 2017 year in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on April 29. Sixty-four students were selected for membership into the nation’s largest leadership honor society based on either their academic standing and leadership potential.
The Oakland Community College (OCC) chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) recently inducted 169 new members. It is the chapter’s third group of members to be inducted in one of the nation’s largest leadership honor societies. Currently OCC’s NSLS Chapter has 778 members, many who continue to work toward their induction. “The OCC NSLS continues to have a significant impact on our campus by inspiring our students to become better leaders and helping them reach their goals,” said Stacey Jackson, Chapter Advisor. “We are extremely proud of our members.”