Leadership Speaker Series

The Leadership Speaker Series features thoughtful leaders sharing their experience, knowledge, and insight with the EOU community.

All events are free and open to the public.


Justin Jones-Fosu presents:

Legendary Leadership: 4 Ideas to Transform Your Leadership from Average to Awesome!

Legends are made, they are not born. To be clear, legendary leadership is not about creating legendary individuals, but rather legendary organizations, movements, and causes. True legends are remembered, not because they focused on themselves, but because they focused on something bigger than themselves. Have you ever experienced “leaders” who were more focused on themselves than the organization? Have you ever seen people take more from their members, rather than figure out how they can give more to their members? Many times leaders aren’t malicious, but simply following what we have truly been conditioned to do – manage. Justin shares his research and his experiences (successes and failures) as President of three campus organizations, a fraternity leader, and a member of the SGA Executive Board Member. Learn how implementing the following four ideas will transform your leadership!

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 6 p.m.
Hoke Student Union #339

Tim Mousseau

Tim Mousseau presents:

Tattooing Your Leadership Legacy

What are the similarities between tattoos and leadership? As a permanent expression of the self, a good tattoo has significance and is accomplished as a work of art. As guides to the future, students are taught leadership practices that help them create organizational legacies centered on improvement. While every legacy should be just as meaningful as any tattoo, too often students are leaving their organizations with short-term accomplishments that disappear as quickly as a temporary tattoo. Even worse, students are leaving behind ugly scars that their organizations may later regret. In this creative keynote, Tim uses humorous, insightful stories about his body art to dare students to stop looking at leadership as a practice and instead, address it as an art form. He will push students to consider the legacy they want to leave their organization and how to create a beautiful future while avoiding the development of ugly, potentially permanent marks. By discussing the idea of acting with a bold vision to move beyond the status quo, Tim will prepare students to ditch leadership labels and become their most authentic self. By learning to embrace their strengths, passions, and flaws, students will realize the power behind being a unique leader.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, 6 p.m.
Zabel Hall #101


Dr. Leslie Nwoke presents:

So, You Want to Change the World? Pay Attention to Your Feelings

Today, individuals are more influential than ever before. From YouTube stars to millennial entrepreneurs, this generation is changing the norms of leadership. The most effective of them realize, that leading well, means engaging not just your head, but your heart. Emotional intelligence is the process of becoming self-aware by engaging our challenging and messiest emotions and choosing to face them bravely. In this session, Dr. Leslie will share ways to be a more conscious and emotionally intelligent leader, and leave listeners with three big ideas on how to face the difficult parts of themselves head on.

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 6 p.m.
Zabel #101

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