Lambda Sigma Handbook
Judging Leadership in Lambda Sigma Selection Process
Leadership is not a solitary activity. A test for whether you’re leading: look around! If someone is following you, you’re a leader. If not, you’re on your own.
· Conceive: create or facilitate a vision of what is to be done, why it is important, and how it can be accomplished;
· Perceive: grasp current conditions, opportunities, challenges;
· Believe: have a can-do attitude; they are active, not passive; and
· Achieve: work with others to bring ideas to life.
Obtaining Candidate Information
Recognizing that some chapters may conduct interviews while others may have written applications with essay type questions, the following may be used in either an essay, or interview situation.
· Describe your greatest accomplishment. Why are you proud of this?
· Tell us about an unpopular stand you have taken. Would you do it again? Why (not)?
· Describe a situation in which you felt others were wrong and you were right. What happened in this situation and how did it turn out?
· Tell us about a team/group you have been a part of that was a disappointment in terms of cohesiveness. What was your role on the team/group? What specific actions did you take as a member of that team/group?
· Describe a time when your persuasive skills proved ineffective.
· What would be your vision for the ______ chapter of Lambda Sigma next year? How would you work to accomplish that vision?
Judging Scales for Leadership
The following table can be used or modified for use as a reference sheet from faculty members or as an assessment of interview/essay questions by the Selection Committee.
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Submitted by Nick Christian, Advisor to Beta Theta Chapter
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