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The Student Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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2Commitment #2: Set the Example

Because he'd been the captain of his high school team, Tyler Iffland thought he'd play football in college. That aspiration soon changed when he realized that committing to football would take too much time away from his studies. Nevertheless, Tyler wanted to find a way to be part of a team. “I realized that I still wanted that leadership experience,” Tyler told us, “and that a good way for me to find a new team was to join a fraternity. When I got into the house, I realized that this was no different from leading a team; I was just leading a team of individuals.” He joined a fraternity his freshman year, and soon his small acts of leadership and involvement in the community garnered him a reputation as a go-getter. ...

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