Reflecting on Our Presentation

Reflecting on Our Presentation

Our group presented first. I wasn’t nervous at the front, but I was nervous when I sat back down because I could remember all of …

 

Tackling a Big Problem as a Team

Tackling a Big Problem as a Team

I was the group analyst for the project. Flame was the director. Cecelia was the designer. So I used my Iphone to find related information …

 

Learning to Works As a Team

Learning to Works As a Team

Today we started work on our design projects. We decided to draw pictures to help show the idea. The presentation was distributed by me. I …

 

The Leadership Academy Has Helped Us So Much

The Leadership Academy Has Helped Us So Much

I am very happy to be among you in the past weeks for the joy and experience of leadership that we all shared.  Here is …

 

Leaders Never Give Up

Leaders Never Give Up

I am a badminton player.   I love the spirit of sports – never give up.  In the badminton competition it is not only a match …

 

What is a leader?

What is a leader?

A leader is the spirit in a team or group.  He should control all the things and all the members.  However, it is difficult to …

 

Practice Helps Us Improve

Practice Helps Us Improve

I spoke very loudly but I was still nervous.  I realized that although I had prepared, it was still possible for me to feel nervous.  …

 

It Is Important to Believe in Ourselves

It Is Important to Believe in Ourselves

When we made the building, I had my own design.  However, one of our teammates said he had already played the game for three years …

 

Working as a Team

Working as a Team

We need to separate the work and everyone needs to have a clear mission.  Meanwhile, although teammates have different missions they all should contribute their …

 

Practicing Organization

Practicing Organization

When we started to build the tower we had the best use of roles.  Eric and I designed the tower and mixed the straws together.  …

 

Organization and Leadership

Organization and Leadership

Everyone has their own work to do in a project.  If we can organize different roles to finish one project, it can be done more …

 

The Leadership Academy is Helping Us Improve

The Leadership Academy is Helping Us Improve

I think the most memorable moment is when I told my story to my group and they asked me questions.  I was before when we …

 

Sharing a Memorable Experience

Sharing a Memorable Experience

The most memorable experience this week for me was the show of personality.  I had the role of “zest”.  At first I was shy about …

 

A Toxin in Our Team

A Toxin in Our Team

One time I was in an American Hotel and we were assigned to different rooms.  Due to the task that some of us had to …

 

How I Overcame a Toxin

How I Overcame a Toxin

When I performed at a cello examination I felt nervous even though I prepared well.  After I played all my pieces I encountered criticism from …

 

Helping Others Deal with Toxins

Helping Others Deal with Toxins

One of my best friends at Middle School was stonewalled by the rest of the class because they viewed her as annoying, bossy, and weird.  …

 

Dealing with Toxins in Our Daily Life

Dealing with Toxins in Our Daily Life

After I entered and began a new semester in Senior High School, nervousness and shyness surrounded me for a long while. I couldn’t speak fluently …

 

Leaders Must Know Their Triggers

Leaders Must Know Their Triggers

Leaders need to figure out their triggers and make it a point to improve themselves.   Also, they need to give out useful advice to their …

 

Triggers and Leadership

Triggers and Leadership

Understanding triggers helps a leader to receive encouraging triggers and to resist discouraging ones.  This behavior makes the leader effective.  Also, understanding triggers gives the …

 

Others Can Help Us Learn More about Ourselves

Others Can Help Us Learn More about Ourselves

I appreciate that my classmates have told “a great Helen” I have never known.  Sometimes it is hard for us to know ourselves perfectly.  Therefore …

 

Learning about Ourselves

Learning about Ourselves

After coming to this camp I know more about myself.  I know that I actually have some traits that can be developed into a leader.   …

 

It Is Important to Check Our Assumptions

It Is Important to Check Our Assumptions

From today’s class I know that making assumptions is to guess based on a statement.  There can be lots of assumptions. Some are right and …

 

Leaders Must Evaluate Their Assumptions

Leaders Must Evaluate Their Assumptions

People’s assumptions are not usually true!  To know whether an assumption is true or not is very important. When a leader needs to make decisions …

 

Assumptions and Leadership

Assumptions and Leadership

Understanding assumptions can help a leader know the follower’s thoughts.  Through assumptions the leader can create wonderful things, such as rules for the follower.  Also, …

 

Some Thoughts on Assumptions

Some Thoughts on Assumptions

Assumptions come after experiences. Every second the brain of human beings receives a limitless amount of information from the outside world.   To deal with this …

 

Using a New Strength

Using a New Strength

I used to think of myself as a bit shy and now I find that I can be more outgoing and to be more brave …

 

Reflection on Performance and Powerful Questions

Reflection on Performance and Powerful Questions

I feel embarrassed about my performance today for your top three strengths. In the morning, I wanted to express that Steven is a coward, but …

 

Powerful Questions Are Helpful

Powerful Questions Are Helpful

I think I can do much better than I did. Maybe it because I didn’t do any presentation for over a month. After I finished …

 

Powerful Questions Can Help Us Be Better Leaders

Powerful Questions Can Help Us Be Better Leaders

Today I performed my strengths with Andrea. I think our performance was very good. Because we showed our topic clearly and made the audience laugh. …

 

A Strength I Did Not Know I Had

A Strength I Did Not Know I Had

Today when I was telling my story, my partners said “you have love”.  Actually, it’s a little unfamiliar for me because sometimes I’d like to …

 

Learning about Our Strengths

Learning about Our Strengths

Today I found that I can do self-regulation well. I had three partners today and all of them are teachers. Elias told me something about …

 

Our Leadership Academy is a New Experience

Our Leadership Academy is a New Experience

When I first heard that we were going to make the rules for the class I was very surprised because I never know or hear …

 

Learning about Leadership

Learning about Leadership

To be a leader a person needs to be brave, to explain and show his or her ideas to others.  Her or She should have …

 

A Great Start to the Leadership Academy

A Great Start to the Leadership Academy

Today I experienced 2 things that I think the most interesting. First; I moved to student dormitory and that means I can start life in …

 

Welcome!

Welcome!

On behalf of the entire faculty, we welcome you to the Summer Leadership Academy, class of 2016! Our two-week, highly-interactive leadership program is designed around the …

 

Preparing for The 2016 Leadership Academy in China

Preparing for The 2016 Leadership Academy in China

Our staff has been busy preparing for the LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IN CHINA on Duke’s majestic campus.  We invited our highly trained staff members who will …