January 25, 2015

Don’t Believe the Leadership Hype!

Flava Flav (before reality TV got a hold to him) was in a group called Public Enemy.… [read me]

Don’t Believe the Leadership Hype! Don’t Believe the Leadership Hype!

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey

In everyone’s life there’s a moment when the yesterday student graduates from… [read me]

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey 8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades

Have you been feeding your brain lately? If you’re looking to learn how to study… [read me]

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades

3 Tips for Balancing the Books and the Bar

Turning 21 can be one of the most exciting times during your college career, especially… [read me]

3 Tips for Balancing the Books and the Bar 3 Tips for Balancing the Books and the Bar

‘Learning Skills’ beats ‘Good Grade Pills’

The big news according to the graphic below from OnlineDegrees.org and a June New… [read me]

‘Learning Skills’ beats ‘Good Grade Pills’ 'Learning Skills' beats 'Good Grade Pills'

College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence

That time has come again for end of semester final exams and the competition to earn… [read me]

College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence

A way to provide leadership training for all campus organizations

At the start of the academic year or the semester many colleges and universities… [read me]

A way to provide leadership training for all campus organizations A way to provide leadership training for all campus organizations

The 5 ‘hows’ of Community Service

In a previous post, I discussed "The 5 whys of community service." Now the questions… [read me]

The 5 ‘hows’ of Community Service The 5 'hows' of Community Service

5 Ways that Khan Academy can Change Your Higher Education Experience (if you let it)

Whether you are an incoming freshman, or a senior in your last semester, it can be tough to juggle your studies—especially when you have subjects you struggle with personally. For many students, a tricky subject means a dip in their GPA when they get a poor grade. However, there are so many … [Read This...]

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey

In everyone’s life there’s a moment when the yesterday student graduates from his alma mater and starts thinking over what to do in his future life. It’s nearly impossible to find the college graduate who wouldn’t be dreaming about a successful career. Of course, there are no universal formula for … [Read This...]

Like is awesome on Facebook

‘Like’ is awesome on Facebook – but not a criteria for grading

Let's talk about two different students: Student A and Student B. (I know, you are blown away by my creativity in characterization!) Student A came to my office all the time, frequently stayed after class to chat, shared career goals, family background, etc. We had a very good relationship; our … [Read This...]

The Journey to Law School: 4 Major Paths to a Law Degree

Anyone who is considering law school should be very careful when selecting an undergraduate major. The subject that one studies in his first four years of college will prepare him for the significant demands of law school. Let's take a look at the top 4 college degrees that will make the transition … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow | College overload and exhaustion - Try De-stressing with Quick Coherence

College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence

That time has come again for end of semester final exams and the competition to earn high grades is fierce. After all, there are only so many top grades that professors can distribute when working with the ‘curve!’ The hope is that everyone does well so that the curve is set higher. But what if most … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Thank You Clemson University

Thank You, Clemson University!

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Clemson University for their Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. I was surprised to see attendees ranging in age from late teens to 80 years old! It was wonderful to see the support of approximately 130 undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Balance College Stress - Natural Energy Booster #2

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #2 – Listen to Your Body

You've heard it before... “You’re not listening to me!” or “You need to listen better!” Was it a professor who says you're not getting it? A parent schooling you about the money you’ve wasted? Your roommate who's fed up with you ignoring them? Or your boyfriend trying to get you to agree with his … [Read This...]

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

Top 10 Brain Foods that Help You Study and Get Better Grades

Have you been feeding your brain lately? If you’re looking to learn how to study more efficiently or improve your mental alertness in order to achieve better grades, you may have tried all kinds of different study techniques. But did you know that simply choosing foods that fuel the brain can have a … [Read This...]

Career path options for recent graduates - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

Career path options for recent graduates

Choosing a career path can understandably be pretty overwhelming. After all, your decision will affect the rest of your entire future. For this reason, it is important that you really take time to think about what you want and where you want your career to go. To help with your decision-making, you … [Read This...]

Tawan Perry - 10 Questions when choosing a major

10 Questions to ask yourself when choosing a major or career field

Undoubtedly, one of the toughest decisions in route to college completion is choosing your major. It’s important to remember that choosing your major is a step-by-step process and not a decision. Before you declare a major be sure to utilize your elective credits to explore what you think you might … [Read This...]

Dave Farrow sets Guinness Record for Greatest Memory

‘Learning Skills’ beats ‘Good Grade Pills’

The big news according to the graphic below from OnlineDegrees.org and a June New York Times article  is that an alarming - and increasing - number of students are resorting to drugs to get better grades. Drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, intended for people with ADHD and similar ailments that makes … [Read This...]

Chris Collins - properfocus

Don’t Believe the Leadership Hype!

Flava Flav (before reality TV got a hold to him) was in a group called Public Enemy. In one of their hit songs, he belted, “don’t believe the hype!” Unfortunately, some of us didn’t listen. Some of us still fall for the Oke-doke and believe the lies about leadership. And not just any lie, but the … [Read This...]

Tips for Taking the GRE While You Are Still in College - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

Tips for Taking the GRE While You Are Still in College

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is the aptitude test students take before graduate school. Almost all graduate school programs require students to take this exam. You will probably need to take the exam while you are still working on your undergraduate degree if you plan to enroll in graduate … [Read This...]

Four College Majors for the Book Worm

If you are a college student whose heart beats quicker when you are dissecting a frog in biology lab or writing papers and blogs, then it is relatively easy to figure out your major. But if your idea of a good night is curling up on your couch with an engrossing book, this article will reveal four … [Read This...]

Commitment to service is a winning habit

I had the pleasure and honor of presenting at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy a few years ago. After my program, I was treated to a tour of the campus by 2nd Class Cadet Victoria “Tory” Stevens. The Academy has a beautiful campus with a chapel, museum, quarters, and a deck within the collegiate … [Read This...]

Method Test Prep - Raising the Score!


Dave Kelly - When Robert's Rules Don't Always Apply

When Robert’s Rules Don’t Always Apply

A big topic in student leadership training is the use of Robert’s Rules of Order or Parliamentary Procedure.  Many student leaders dread it, most are confused by it and some just abandon it altogether – which is NOT a good idea if you want to #runbetterorgs. When I incorporate the topic into my trainings I take two different approaches depending on the group I’m working … [Read This..]

Student Leadership Heaven - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

The Five People to Train in Student Leadership Heaven

The title of this blog post is an obvious (or maybe not so obvious) take-off on a popular movie title - "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." But since training student leaders is my own little bit of Heaven I couldn't resist. If I could visit every college campus in the nation and choose who I wanted to train it would be these five people - or groups of people - and … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - 4 Groups for Student Leadership Training

4 groups that should get student leadership training other than the SGA

When it comes to student leadership training, the first - and often only - group colleges think about training is the Student Government Association (SGA). But since my student leadership philosophy is that leadership is for everybody there are a number of other campus organizations and groups of students that I think it's critical to train up in the way of student … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - When should I train my student leaders

When should I train my student leaders?

That’s a question I get a lot. And the answer is that it varies from school to school, what stage of leadership your student leaders are at and what you are trying to accomplish. Since I can’t cover every conceivable situation in this blog post I’ll give you some general guidelines about timing your training for your student leaders. I’ll also suggest that you read the … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - Defining Statement

Get a DEFINING STATEMENT and boost your recruiting efforts

“No, we are not the Circle K that is the convenience stores... We are not a dude ranch with horses... We don’t dance in circles, although you can if you want to...”  That was part of my normal speech when I was the District Administrator for the Georgia District of Circle K International. I was responsible for 28 chapters, including helping them to effectively recruit … [Read This..]

More from the RUNNING BETTER CAMPUS CLUBS Series by Dave Kelly...