This week’s #LeaderBear loves to be a part of all things Missouri State and can sing the fight song backwards and forwards.
Joshua N. Johnson is an Administrative Management major expecting to graduate in December of 2017. His top 5 strengths include being an achiever, analytical, competition, deliberative, and significance.
He is currently starting his third year as a member of Traditions Council and has served on the Executive Council for all 3 years and he is currently in his second year as President of the organization. Josh is proud to have grown in this organization from the ground up and made it into a recognized organization on our campus which supplies students and staff with some of the most exciting and memorable experiences they will have here at Missouri State. He is also currently working in the OSE as the SOFAC Student Specialist which has afforded him a vast amount of real world skills that he will be able to apply in his future career. He has also been a part of Phi Beta Lambda, serve on the Executive Council of Student Leaders, been a part of the SGA Elections Commission, and has been on the Dean’s list every semester of my college career.
When asked how the leadership positions has impacted him, his response includes..
“As President of Traditions Council I have been blessed wi
th an endless amount of opportunities to grow personally and professionally. What I have learned from these opportunities is that most of us only listen to others so we can respond, but I have learned to listen to really hear what somebody is saying. This concept is one of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my time as a student leader and I am sure that it will be one of my most unique skills as a leader in my career.”
His advice to underclassmen includes…
“Failure is an option. And sometimes, it is the only option we have. Student leaders, whether they be leaders of organizations or leaders in academics, must learn to accept failure and must be willing to learn from those failures. As college students and as human beings in general, we are not gifted with an endless amount of time or energy and as a result we cannot see everything through to completion or even always make sure that it is a success. You need to learn to pick your battles, learn your strengths, and put those strengths to work for both yourself and others. Your strengths are unique to you and you should use them and build relationships with others who have strengths that you might not have so that you can build yourself up as a leader and build up those you surround yourself with.”
Thank you Josh for helping keep the Missouri State tradition alive and allow students on campus to enjoy their four years here knowing what it means to be a bear. Bear up!