The number one predictor for performance in the workplace is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence includes concepts like self-awareness, understanding ourselves, understanding others and empathy. Participants will learn about how to understand themselves, understand others, and create a quest for purpose in their personal and professional lives. Students will be provided with a book by author Jim Hensel titled: Grind Your Be – a culturally relevant approach to understanding and internalizing emotional intelligence. A video series of Grind Your Be: The Quest for Purpose can be found here.
"In the biggest moments of your life or in your darkest hour will you be enough? Can you count on yourself and can others count on you? If everything you rely on was taken from you and you had to stand alone in front of the world and define yourself, what would you say? " -Jimmy Hensel
A brand is a promise wrapped in an experience. A personal brand is the meaning, make up and message of that promise and the experiences that defines who you are, what you do and why you matter to the world. Using the material found in Me: How to Sell Who You Are, What You Do and Why You Matter to the World, a book written by Don P. Roy, PhD and Colby B. Jubenville, PhD participants will have the opportunity to create a personal brand that will help them compete on unique value vs. commodity. Participants also have the ability to complete self-assessments related to different elements of their personal brand. Visit the Harrison Assessments page here.
Screen writing coach Robert McKee states, “Persuasion is the centerpiece of business activity,” yet “most executives, (leaders and managers) struggle to communicate, let alone inspire.” He teaches courses on storytelling and has argued that compelling narratives are vehicles of innovation. It’s easy to see why: a story helps explain change. Using the material found in Weasel Words and Subtlety: The A.R.T. of Persuasion, written by Harold D. Whiteside, Ph.D., participants will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate in ways that influence the change they want to create in themselves, others and the people they want to serve. Click here to access the content related to the QR book.
Student Success Lecture Series
On November 13, 2018, Ben Hanback will become the first speaker in the Student Success Lecture Series. Ben will be speaking on his book Never Leave the Locker Room of the Super Bowl: A Collection of Articles on Relationships and Leadership. The lecture will take place in Room 106 of the MTSU Honors College at 2:30 on Tuesday, November 13 and is open to the public free of charge.