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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

Every month, a Called to Lead student (or students) will be featured 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.

Samantha Soltys

Samantha Soltys

Senior; Psychology major, German and Studio Art minors

Club/organization involvement: Emotion Dance Club Secretary, Jaywalker, Peer Mentor

What does leadership mean to you?
Leadership is, in my opinion, communication between people in a way which provides direction and support, while also considering and putting into practice the ideas and preferences of the group which is being led. Leadership is, in essence, a way of compromise. 

What motivates you to be a leader at Etown  College?
At Etown, I am motivated to be a leader because of the countless opportunities we are given to do so. I am able to help others with my talents and provide guidance to others, as they have done for me on many occasions.

What are some of the most important qualities you think a leader should have?
One of the most important qualities a leader should have is being a good listener. Leaders have to be able to listen to the other voices and opinions in order to not only be an effective leader, but a successful leader as well. Another quality which leaders must have is the ability to put aside their own opinions and biases, because as an effective leader, it is important not to force your own opinions on others. Last, leaders must be genuinely interested in their cause and should be willing to dedicate time and energy to the cause.

What advice would you give to someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
For someone who wants to get into a position of leadership, I would advise them to take into account what they are becoming a leader of and to recognize what is most important to that particular leadership position. Each position is different and requires its own set of skills and talents. Most importantly, anyone can be a leader if they dedicate themselves to it.

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