Each student blew the top off of that assignment. One after another they impressed me with their insight, commitment, and work ethic. Sure, they qualified as Gen Yers, and I had to remind them to turn off their cell phones, and I eventually banned note taking on laptops (because of all the Web surfing and instant messaging that was going on). But by the end of the semester these students were doing exactly what I had hoped for— looking at the experiences available to them as a means to develop their full leadership potential. And that doesn't suck at all. images

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