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July 17, 2015 | 8:42 pm


“What if we called failure learning and applying that learning, mastering.”

– Leadership Facilitator Robert Pruitt

Product of Leadership = Relationships

June 15, 2014 | 10:51 am

“The product of leadership is relationships! Take care of the relationship and your vision will unfold!”

-Robert Pruitt, NSLC Leadership Facilitator

Jim Rohn

July 20, 2011 | 2:30 pm

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

Are you up for the challenge?

Consider Yourself

July 16, 2011 | 1:09 am

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”

It is all about you, how do you choose to show up?

Leading by Example

July 11, 2011 | 6:36 pm

“A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.”


Are your actions in alignment with your vision?

Being Reflexive

July 09, 2011 | 12:35 am

Spending time exploring reflexive behaviors that benefit or challenge the situation are not always easy. Conversations throughout the week have focused on acknowledging being different, uncomfortable, and being different takes time. Be kind and forgiving of yourself and others.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Mike Vance

July 03, 2011 | 10:11 am

“Leadership is the ability to establish standards and manage a creative climate where people are self-motivated toward the mastery of long term constructive goals, in a participatory environment of mutual respect, compatible with personal values.”

—  Mike Vance


NSLC provides students the environment and opportunity to learn through simulations, guest speakers, T.A. meetings and leadership sessions. It challenges students to look beyond themselves, discovering their strengths while recognizing weaknesses they bring to each situation.

Learning is a Process

June 27, 2011 | 2:55 pm

“Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.” ~Admiral Arleigh A. Burke

Learning about oneself is a process, not always being right and knowing that no matter what you are among friends.  Leaders are risk takers, are you up for it?

Howard Thurman Quote

June 25, 2011 | 4:38 pm

“Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  Howard Thurman


Listening to experts, presenting their knowledge, and experiencing leadership opportunities, NSLC students at American University are on fire!

Distinctions of Leadership

June 23, 2011 | 10:54 am

Students have been exploring distinctions of leadership through participation in experiential workshops, learning about themselves and the impact their reflexive behaviors have on others.


Question of the week: What does authentic leadership mean to you?  How are you authentic when you lead? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!