Seminar took place on the 18th of August, 2016
SSHE Auditorium Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary
A seminar series called Emerging Leaders came to RBC and brought in students interested in not only leadership but also interacting with others. One of the most influential comments made by Mr. Horsey was “Leaders lead, they make it worthwhile or important to the ones following them.” Essentially this means that you must make yourself into someone people want to follow and be a part of. All professionals need to strive towards their potential not just sit back and be complacent; always be great.
As Mr. Horsey referenced the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” you must follow some basic steps to surround yourself with people who you think are better or smarter than you. This gives you something to work towards and always keep moving forward. Never be afraid to make mistakes as they are the testament that you are improving. Volunteer and see how people, who want to be doing their job, work without pay and see how they follow or lead naturally.
The seminar was thought provoking and I felt that when I walked out of that room I had a better understanding of my future and the road to get there. The speaker was interactive, entertaining, and most of all relatable to each student listening to his words. I am going to make it my mission to go to future sessions and learn from his life experiences to make my future brighter; hope to see you there!
Study Well, Read A Lot, and Have Fun,