Academic journal article Human Ecology

Leading toward a Better World

Academic journal article Human Ecology

Leading toward a Better World

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It is often said that you'll know a leader when you see one. There are certain traits inherent in a leader that set them apart from the crowd and enable them to mobilize, motivate, and change the world around them. Paramount among the skills of an effective leader is the ability to inspire others and create purpose among those they lead in an effort to make a difference in their community, society, or marketplace.

Fostering and promoting leadership is a key part of the mission of the College of Human Ecology. This goal is pursued in a myriad of ways at the college, through student leadership activities, groundbreaking research initiatives, and academic pursuit that hones problem-solving skills. At the undergraduate level students at the college are trained through the Leadership Initiative program, which is based on the premise that all individuals have the potential to lead. And programs such as the Urban Semester in New York City are offered to allow students to widen their world view, which is invaluable for future leaders. And since all students learn by example, a key part of our leadership program is the important role that CHE faculty play in leading the way in groundbreaking research to find solutions for today's real-world problems. …

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