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Attend a Leadership Studio

The Office of Student Leadership Development is proud to present The Leadership Studio. This open series will provide students with the opportunity to develop or improve on five critical skills that will make them effective leaders. All undergraduate students are welcome to participate in an afternoon or evening studio session.  To learn more, click on…

Posted on January 21, 2016 in Blog, News

January Student Leader

It is our pleasure to announce our Student Leader for the month of January. Join us in congratulating Cici and our previous student leaders by clicking on the image below. About Student Leader of The Month Every month, we will highlight an amazing person that added value to the fabric of our community at Vanderbilt…

Posted on January 14, 2016 in Blog, News

The 2016 Magnolia Awards

Student leaders and organizations are encouraged to apply for a Magnolia Award.  Applications may be completed via Anchor Link and will be open until February 19th at 5:00 pm.  Some awards provide a monetary gift. About the Magnolia Awards The Magnolia Awards recognize the innovative and exceptional efforts of both students and student organizations at…

Posted on January 14, 2016 in Blog, News

In Any Other Way, An Everyday Leader!

We tend to build leadership up to this esoteric, magnificent deed that you can only achieve if, a) you’re Spiderman, the Friendly Neighborhood Hero, or b) you’re the type of VIP Student Leader who prances around campus doing…whatever it is that a student leader does. Maybe it sounds presumptuous to say we’re all leaders, but…

Posted on March 6, 2015 in Blog, News

True Life: Being a Leader

After being here at Vanderbilt for a little over two years, after getting involved in various activities, meeting so many new people and having new experiences, I’ve learned a lot about what leadership isn’t. We are quick to identify those who hold presidencies and executive board members in student organizations as leaders, and surely, being…

Posted on September 25, 2014 in Blog, News

The “Rhodium Rule”

“Do unto yourself what inspires the best in others.” – Tim Milburn’s Rhodium Rule (Leadership Is Not About You) I know what you’re thinking.  You’re probably wondering what Rhodium is.  I also thought the same thing when I first read this rule.  Based on what I found on the internet (Wikipedia, Webster, and Tim…

Posted on January 28, 2014 in Blog

Let’s Agree To Agree

  I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. More often than not, I break them and they are often more aspirational than even an overachiever like myself can attain. My New Year’s Resolutions were always quite superficial.  How many times can one woman pledge to go to the gym four days a week?…

Posted on January 13, 2014 in Blog

The Butterfly Effect

Edward Norton Lorenz, an American mathematician, meteorologist and the pioneer of chaos theory, coined the term, “Butterfly Effect”.  According to Webster’s Dictionary, The Butterfly Effect is: “a property of chaotic systems (as the atmosphere) by which small changes in initial conditions can lead to large-scale and unpredictable variation in the future state of the system”…

Posted on December 19, 2013 in Blog


Get in touch with your inner tortoise. If you still have finals, this may be hard to hear, but slowing down for a minute can do you more good than whatever work you think you could have achieved in that minute. In fact, if you have 20 minutes to slow down, go watch this TED…

Posted on December 10, 2013 in Blog

You Get What You Give

Facebook and other social media outlets have been overwhelmed by expressions of gratitude for the past 25 days. Thanksgiving is the time of year that people focus on making a public display of showing how thankful they are for everything and everyone in their life. Unfortunately, many of these people at the stroke of midnight…

Posted on November 25, 2013 in Blog