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