MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative

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MSU Student Leadership Forum "Emotional Intelligence – Leading From The Heart", 2/2, Montana State University, Bozeman

The presentation will focus on the fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence, based on the work of Daniel Goleman, and the importance of leading from the heart as well as the head – recognizing that good leadership embodies more than aggression and strategy.

New Certificate Program at Montana State University Grooms Leaders

The Leadership Fellows Certificate Program is a collaboration between the Associated Students of MSU, the MSU Leadership Institute and University College. The program came out of a request by students for more leadership education, according to Carmen McSpadden, director of the MSU Leadership Fellows Program.

Should Leadership and Management Development be a National Priority?

68 per cent of managers surveyed confessed to being ‘accidental’ managers, not aspiring to occupy management roles at the start of their careers. Two in five admitted to not wanting the responsibility of managing people at all, while 63 per cent of managers say they had no management training. Only 28 per cent of managers hold any type of formal management qualification.

MSU Leadership Institute – Ambassador Peter Galbraith “Afghanistan – A War Of Necessity Or A Quagmire”, 11/9, Bozeman

President Hamid Karzai has agreed to a run-off vote to be held on November 7th – terrific timing to hear from Ambassador Galbraith!

New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof calls on Americans to act at Montana State University Leadership Institute Event – He inspires MSU students to save the world

What brought his attention to the plight of women and girls, he said, was realizing that while about 500 Tiananmen students were killed, just as many infant girls die in China each week — 39,000 a year — from neglect and lack of medical care because they are girls.

Montana State University student leaders surprise retiring President, Geoff Gamble with scholarship award in his name

"President Gamble has had a tremendous impact on student leadership development at MSU, and this scholarship recognizes that," said Carmen McSpadden, director of the MSU Leadership Institute. "He is such a student-centered leader."

Two Time Pulitzer Prize-winner And Humanitarian, Nicholas Kristof, 10/12, Montana State University , Bozeman

Considered more than just a two time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and credited with almost single-handedly bringing the Darfur genocide crisis to the world’s attention, Nicholas Kristof will speak at MSU on Monday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in MSU’s Strand Union Ballrooms.

Harvard Leadership Expert-Sharon Daloz Parks, PhD, 10/8, Montana State University – Bozeman

“Parks’ view is that leaders are formed gradually, over time and through deliberate effort – not merely born with special traits,” says Griffin Stevens, a MSU Leadership Institute staff member and one of the event organizers.

A Master’s in Leadership or an MBA?

Conventional thinking tries to sell an MBA as a magical passport to climb the career ladder en route to a bigger salary. While an MBA gives technical knowledge of current business practices and theory, it cannot teach leadership. And with our current economic crisis, its narrow focus is insufficient.

Everybody Knows About Your Weaknesses – Do You?

We tend to get more objective feedback on our technical skills (test scores, metrics, instant results) than we do on the “soft stuff”.