Kersh authors “Leadership & Millennials” article on chamber blog

Feb 09, 2015

Renique Kersh—North Central College assistant director of leadership programs and lecturer of leadership, ethics and values—was invited to author a piece for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business blog. Her article, titled “Leadership & Millennials,” was recently published. Click here to view.

Her article presents several discoveries she made about her students after testing out a new assignment in her Issues in Leadership course. The assignment was to create a digital, personal leadership story. The students’ finished work surprised her and challenged her assumptions about the millennial generation, revealing these new things she discovered about her students:

•    Leadership must be about making meaningful and purposeful work a priority
•    Family is incredibly important and should be valued more than the pursuit of a position or a path
•    Leadership is simple when it’s not about the leader
•    Adversity and struggle are real and being mindful of the adversity and struggle of others is an incredibly important characteristic of a good leader.

North Central College is a member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, opening opportunities for College staff and faculty to participate in chamber activities like the Women in Business (WIB) group. Kersh is part of the WIB outreach committee.

“My hope in getting involved with WIB was to connect with other women in leadership and connect with potential opportunities for our students,” says Kersh.

Kersh received her B.A. from Oakland University, her M.Ed. from the University of Maryland and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.