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Why Called to Lead?

Why Called to Lead?

Called to Lead is a flexible leadership development program open to all students

Called to Lead Student Spotlight

Called to Lead Student Spotlight

Every month, a Called to Lead student will be featured on our website and on Facebook so that we can celebrate our student leaders.

What do students say?

What do students say?

See what our students say about the Called to Lead program.

Mentoring program

Mentoring Program

Find a mentor who will help guide you, develop your passions, and invest in your goals by participating in a mentoring partnership through Called to Lead.

What Matters & Why

What Matters & Why

Every semester, Called to Lead hosts the What Matters to Me and Why dinner that features a faculty or staff member who shares what really matters to them and why it matters.

Student Spotlight

We will regularly feature a Called to Lead student (or students) and their leadership views on our website and on Facebook. We want to celebrate and encourage our student leaders by recognizing them as Called to Lead's Student Spotlight.

Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox

Junior, Occupational Therapy major, Studio Art minor

Club/organization involvementAlpha Lambda Delta, Honors Program, Called to Lead

What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership is interacting harmoniously with others while inspiring them to perform their best. Successful leaders have the ability to lead by serving. If the workers are happy and their needs are met, other people they interact with will be pleased and happy, thus creating a stimulating and pleasant environment.

What motivates you to be a leader at Etown College?

What motivates me to be a leader at Etown is knowing I can make a difference on campus, or at least support a cause I am passionate about. There are areas of concern that need to be addressed and spoken up about, and for this reason alone I feel a drive to make the campus a happier and safer place.

What are some of the most important qualities you think a leader should have?

One of the most important qualities a leader can have is the ability to be a servant. Giving and caring for others supports an attitude of selflessness, leaving behind selfish thoughts and feelings. By serving others, habits supporting acts of kindness and altruism are reinforced within the servant's mind. These qualities are invaluable as a leader, along with being an excellent active listener.

What advice would you give to someone going into a leadership position for the first time?

Leaders should not take on responsibilities they know they will not be able to handle. They have to learn how to delegate tasks appropriately, but that will come in time. Leaders need to be patient and not afraid to experiment with creativity and imagination. They learn what works and what does not, and are able to accept when things do not go as planned.

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