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How to be a Better
Student Leader
    a pecha kucha presentation




                                 Jason Shen
         ...
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 Responsibil...
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
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  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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