Leadership has no value on its own. It is only valuable as a means for bringing out the best in people, by inspiring and motivating them to commit their energies, skills and talents to the organization’s vision.

The Honors Program requires each of its students to hold a leadership position by the time he or she graduates.  A ‘Leadership position’  is one in which the individual is involved in creating a vision for an organization, communicating that vision, as well as developing and implementing the strategy to achieve that vision. This can be a formal, elected position (such as president of an RSO) or appointed (such as Captain of a team).

A leadership position ought to be distinguished from a ‘management’ position. The manager administers a program, while the leader innovates; the manager maintains while the leader develops.

The Leadership requirement of the Honors Program at Ferris State University is designed to promote integrity, entrepreneurialism, self-assuredness, resilience and aspiration. These traits are not usually taught in the classroom, but are better learnt through practice. Thus, we require that each student occupies a leadership position in a team or an RSO, and completes a “Leadership Position Report” by the time he or she graduates.

When completing the Leadership Position Report, the student ought to be aware of the  difference between Leadership and Management, as well as qualities emphasized by the program, and provide specific evidence of how the position you held was truly a ‘leadership’ position, rather than just a management position.

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