Tag Archives: Leadership
31 January 2018 - 9:56 am CHANGE – Women in Leadership
One shiny morning, I woke up to the realisation that I have never tried listening to podcasts before on my way to work or school. So, I took my phone out and I started browsing through an endless list of options, when I discovered Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm Gladwell is an exceptional storyteller and the very first story he shared was about a woman, named Elizabeth Thompson, a British painter.But not just a painter, since Elizabeth Thompson is the first woman to be nominated for election for the Royal Academy, as you might expect, a male-dominated world. However, whilst this was a great feat for women around the world and art in general, Gladwell argues that the appreciation of the Roll Call painting, that brought Elizabeth’s fame and her nomination, has also brought her downfall. Why? You might ask. How can her talent be at fault?
30 January 2017 - 3:57 pm The role of perseverance in Leadership
My Campaign Manager, Jas, had an extraordinary patience with me. She’d film over and over again my campaign video until she felt it seemed right. She had faith in me, as she had faith in the previous International Officer that she campaigned for, and she was right, because I won. Winning was the result of perseverance and the beginning of a journey of perseverance and this is what I am going to talk about. I will jump over my personal experience of running as I have already written something on it in another USE blog . Thus, I will delve directly into the world of Students’ Union Leadership.
14 July 2014 - 9:32 am You are not a “future” leader; You are a leader today
A few weeks ago I had a phone call from Comic Relief asking me to support the new programme they were launching to promote young leaders. I said yes of course, though the phone call was quite vague. So, when an email arrived inviting me to the launch of the programme at Buckingham Palace (!!!) I was pretty much gobsmacked. A week or so later, when the invitation arrived in the post it suddenly became very real! When I finally got over my shock of the royal stamp and the gold lined invitation and actually read it, it said Prince Harry would be in attendance!!! If I could get any more excited, I did, although my excitement was slightly tempered upon the realisation that a surprising amount of my friends didn’t know Harrys formal name was Henry and thought it was another random member of the royal family they hadn’t met… Continue reading “You are not a “future” leader; You are a leader today” »