Be a Catalyst, Start A Revolution


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  • What does it mean to be a college Student Leader?
  • Leaders will understand the power of a positive attitude/outlook in their daily interactions with students, fellow staff and othersLeaders will understand how to build trust with their residents and fellow staffLeaders will realize the damage that rumors can cause to building a healthy communityLeaders will understand the importance of upholding University policies and role modelingLeaders will value their community-building/resource role more greatly than their policy-enforcer roleLeaders will leave the session having interacted on these topics and with tools they can take with them to live these values in their RA rolesWhat type of student are you?Morning or Night personText messages or EmailFacebook or TwitterProcrastinator or Planner
  • Media RevolutionsPrinting Press – 400 years ago (1400’s) – Turned Europe upside downTwo Way Conversation – Slow text based conversation, then real time phone based – 200 years ago150 years ago – Recorded Media encoded in physical objects – 150 years agoHarnessing of electromagnetic spectrum – sound and images – 100 years agoConversations to groupsGroups to Conversations1:1 or broadcasting the same message to a large group of peopleThen the Internet came along!Native support for groups and conversation at the same time. Many to many patternMode of carriage for ALL forms of communication. Site of coordination of efforts.Now all consumers are also producers.
  • Be a Catalyst, Start A Revolution

    1. 1. Be A Catalyst, Start a Revolution!An Uncommon Leadership Perspective <br />By: Ed Cabellon, LTE Consulting<br />October 6, 2010<br />University of North Carolina - Pembroke<br />@EdCabellon, #UNCPleads<br />
    2. 2. Ed<br />Dad<br />Coach<br />Boss<br />Leader<br />
    3. 3. Learning Outcomes:<br /><ul><li> Will learn why they are doing this “Leadership”
    4. 4. Will learn to turn FEAR into ACTION
    5. 5. Will learn how online communities can change your life
    6. 6. Will learn how to build and earn trust</li></li></ul><li>Do you ever have days where you feel like this?<br />
    7. 7. Do you ever have days where you feel like this?<br />
    8. 8. How will you leave your mark<br />on this earth?<br />
    9. 9.
    10. 10. Why You Want to Become an LEADER?<br />
    11. 11. What characteristics make a model LEADER?<br />
    12. 12. What do you believe in?<br />What do you stand for?<br />
    13. 13. AGREE<br />DISAGREE<br />
    14. 14. Truth #1: Not everyone is going to like you… Get Over It.<br />Truth #2: You won’t always get what you want… DEAL.<br />Truth #3: No one can transform your life like you can… Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you!<br />Truth #4: You’re going to FAIL, a lot. Stop trying to be PERFECT.<br />Truth #5: You are not in complete control… stop acting like you are!<br />Truth #6: Someone else will always have more than you.<br />Truth #7: There may be no tomorrow… so make the most of today.<br />
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    16. 16. FEAR Factor Equation<br />FEAR- (Possible Consequences) + (Best Outcomes)<br />ACTION<br /><ul><li>Let’s take an example of a common FEAR that most people have: “Asking someone out” (REJECTION)
    17. 17. Possible Consequences:
    18. 18. They say “not interested”
    19. 19. They laugh and say “not interested”
    20. 20. You get rejected
    21. 21. Best Outcomes:
    22. 22. They say “YES”
    23. 23. ACTION = “Ask that person out!”</li></ul>Why do we allow FEAR to hold us back? <br />What’s the worst that could happen?<br />
    24. 24. What would you do, if FEAR was removed from the picture?<br />
    25. 25. Small Group Breakout<br />Please break up into groups of no more than 10<br />Take sheet of paper and markers and answer these questions:<br />“What would you do with your life if you removed FEAR from the picture?”<br />“Insecurity comes from: ____________________”<br />What answers did your group come up with?<br />How did you feel about removing FEAR?<br />Comfort Challenge: Pair up and “Eye Gaze”<br />
    26. 26. BREAKING UP WITH FEAR<br />“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened” – Mark Twain<br />Now that we’ve defined FEAR, how do we rid ourselves of it, once and for ALL?!?<br />Step 1: Uncover FEAR disguised as Optimism<br />“There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, ‘Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything’, and the optimist who says, ‘Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.’ Either way, nothing happens. – YvonChouinard, founder of Patagonia<br />Life won’t improve on it’s own. Be real with yourself, do you really think it will improve on its own or is it wishful thinking and an excuse for inaction?<br />
    27. 27. BREAKING UP WITH FEAR<br />“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks<br /><ul><li>Step 2: Instead of “What do you Want?” ask “What Would Excite Me?”
    28. 28. Unfortunately, most people will never know what they want. The question itself is ambiguous and needs clarity.
    29. 29. The 2nd gets at the heart of what will bring you happiness, not just for today, but for a long time. “What Makes Me Happy” is no longer a good enough question to break yourself of FEAR.</li></li></ul><li>BREAKING UP WITH FEAR<br />“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson<br /><ul><li>Step 3: Realize That Doing the Unrealistic is Easier Than Doing the Realistic!
    30. 30. This is easier than it seems, and all it takes is believing you can do it.
    31. 31. Have you ever heard of the term, “lonely at the top?” Why?
    32. 32. 99% of the world are convinced that they are incapable of achieving great things, so what do they do? They all aim to be the best “mediocre” they can be.
    33. 33. The levels of competition are FIERCE for what is considered, “Realistic”, paradoxically making them the most energy and time-consuming.
    34. 34. Ex: It’s easier to raise $10,000,000.00 than it is $1,000,000; It’s easier to pick up the one “perfect 10” in a bar, than it is to pick up five different “8’s”.
    35. 35. Do NOT overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think you are!</li></ul>Source: “The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss<br />
    36. 36. Unlocking Success Starts by…<br />
    37. 37. Taking the<br />Next Step!<br />
    38. 38. Become an Active Member of an Online Community<br />
    39. 39.
    40. 40. How to Build Your Digital Footprint<br />
    41. 41. Facebook has evolved from a reflection of your personal life, to a reflection of your LIFE.<br />
    42. 42. Try Twitter<br />Build Your Professional Connections / “People You Want to Know”<br /><ul><li> When creating your account, fill out all information fully, including who is managing the account. Pick a Twitter “handle” that best represents YOU
    43. 43. Find other’sTwitter accounts through (
    44. 44. What to Tweet? Announcements, News, Things that are important to you, “Crowdsourcing” for help.
    45. 45. Create Twitter Lists to help connect other Twitter brands & users.
    46. 46. Respond to every “@ response” and DM you receive in a timely matter.
    47. 47. Be respectful and authentic.
    48. 48. Find a JOB, Assistantship, etc.!</li></li></ul><li>Start a Blog<br />Create the Digital Version of You<br /><ul><li> Create a writing schedule that you can stick to (e.g. once a week, twice a month, etc.)
    49. 49. Share your passions and expertise; your collegiate experiences.
    50. 50. Look for guest bloggers who may draw their crowd’s traffic to your site and return the favor if ever asked!
    51. 51. Always end your blog posts with a closing question to start conversations in your comments.
    52. 52. Try keeping you posts averaging 750 words or less. </li></li></ul><li>Becoming a Digital Citizen<br />Creating Opportunities<br />To Build Connections<br />
    53. 53. Turn your #UNCPleads experience into an adventure!<br />
    54. 54. Be A Catalyst, Start a Revolution!An Uncommon Leadership Perspective <br />By: Ed Cabellon, LTE Consulting<br />October 6, 2010<br />University of North Carolina - Pembroke<br />@EdCabellon, #UNCPleads<br />