How to be a Better Student Leader

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A pecha kucha presentation on being a better student leader by Jason Shen - Stanford Grad 2008

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How to be a Better Student Leader

  1. 1. How to be a Better Student Leader a pecha kucha presentation Jason Shen Stanford Class of 2008 Executive Director - Gumball Capital
  2. 2. Great leaders rally people to a better future Managers plan and coordinate work to produce results
  3. 3. What Great Student Leaders Do 1. Proactive & Passionate 2. Focus on Priorities 3. Listen & Learn 4. Delegate Responsibility 5. Set the Example 6. Develop Leaders 7. Enjoy the Process
  4. 4. Proactive & Passionate
  5. 5. ‣ Leaders are energetic ‣ Leaders really care ‣ Leaders are action-oriented
  6. 6. Focus on Priorities
  7. 7. ‣ Limited time + energy ‣ Focus on what is important! ‣ Set & work towards big goals
  8. 8. Listen & Learn
  9. 9. ‣ Empathic listening ‣ Peers + past leaders ‣ Students in the group
  10. 10. Delegate Responsibility
  11. 11. ‣ Burn out is bad ‣ People have different talents ‣ Getting buy-in is critical
  12. 12. Set the Example
  13. 13. ‣ Leader shapes organization ‣ Your words & actions matter! ‣ Model the way
  14. 14. Develop Leaders
  15. 15. ‣ Stretch assignments ‣ Mentoring ‣ Focus on strengths
  16. 16. Enjoy the Process
  17. 17. ‣ Learn to laugh at mistakes ‣ Colleagues = Friends ‣ Lighten up and have fun!
  18. 18. Thanks Jason Shen jashen@stanford.edu jasonshen.com

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