…I’m proud of my students! They worked really hard on our fundraiser!
Did they raise $5,000? Nope. Did we have a huge crowd? Nope. But I really didn’t expect that as this was the first time we’d used this particular format.
I did, however, fail to remember what our speaker said this morning…”A leader’s primary function is keeping hope alive.” So if you think my last post was about my students not listening or not taking the advice of others or not performing well, you’re wrong.
My earlier blog post was aimed specifically at Faculty Advisers. The ones who expect and demand perfection from students. The ones who would do everything themselves in order to ensure they raised $5,000 and had 150 people in attendance. I’ve seen it happen too many times and it bothers me greatly!
The purpose of this blog is to help make the difficult job of advising PRSSA Chapters a little easier. The message I intended to send this morning was that our profession can’t afford for we advisers to grab the reins every time we think things aren’t going perfectly. Having the courage to sometimes stand by and let things run their course is an extremely important part of growing leaders, IMHO. So is encouraging them to learn from the lessons provided by that course.