Maintain positive expectations for student leadership goals.
Read all the self-help books and communication guides you like and you will find time and again the fact that we get what we expect, from ourselves and from others.
Maintain laser-guided focus on what you do want to happen. Make your spoken and nonverbal language clearly convey that you have absolute faith and conviction that the positive outcome you’ve discussed as a team will come to pass.
When you need to correct your course, remind yourself of the goal, adjust your approach, and set your sails once again for the shore, positive in your expectation that you will reach the point you desire.
Remember Others for developing loyalty in people.
If you are in a student leadership position, you are probably overworked and certainly underpaid, right?
You will build trust and loyalty among your people if you remember them and get to know them as individuals and not just members of the SGA or the student newspaper.
When people do speak to you, you need to remember what they say, so you can build your relationship with them.
When you talk to people, listen carefully to what they say. People reveal more that you might imagine. They will open up and tell you exactly what’s important to them.
All you need to do to cultivate relationships with them is to listen and remember what they’ve told you, and reference it in future conversations.
You’ll be amazed at how flattered people are that you remember them and how much more loyal they will be to you.
As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, Crystal Jonas knows what it takes to make college students more successful, and enjoy school whole lot more.
Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call Crystal at 719- 291-0366.