Many college students struggle with their personal ambition and desire to do the right thing and often it appears that these things are at odds.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011
On Tuesday, March 1st, Motivational Speaker Scott Greenberg spoke to faculty advisors and students at Penn State University during lunchtime seminars and workshops on topics designed to educate and inspire staff and students at the school. The two topics Greenberg spoke on were “Facilitating Ethical Leadership” and “Thriving During Times of Change and Transition”
The first discussion of the day, designed for the faculty advisors of student organizations at Penn State University, involved the topic “Facilitating Ethical Leadership”. Greenberg spoke specifically on how to teach the ethics of leadership to students. He used examples such as “The Integrity Gap” which demonstrates the difference between values (our beliefs about what is right) and ethics (our actual behaviors). This example showed how integrity involves the extent to which our ethics align with our values.
Greenberg closed his session with faculty advisors by conducting an activity called “Your Ideal World” which showed participants how to identify the values of their colleagues so they could better understand how to motivate them and meet their needs. They were also presented with ethical dilemmas to learn how and why they respond in the manner they do.
Greenberg’s second discussion of the day was targeted to Penn State students and was entitled “Survival of the Finest: Thriving During Times of Change & Transition.” This workshop was designed to inspire students in their new role and show them how their success in school will be dependent on their confidence, competence and ability to adapt to change. Greenberg spoke specifically on the “sandbags” of life that drag people down and the easiest way to overcome that is to serve others.
“Speaking to the faculty advisors and students at Penn State was great, particularly since I had the opportunity to speak on one of my favorite topics, ethical leadership,” said Motivational Speaker Scott Greenberg. “It’s a topic I think college students need to understand before they embark on their careers. Many college students struggle with their personal ambition and desire to do the right thing and often it appears that these things are at odds. My job as a motivational speaker is to help them see that the two can complement each other and don’t need to be at odds.”
The Penn State speaking event was sponsored by the office for student activities. http://www.sa.psu.edu/
About Scott Greenberg
Greenberg is a professional motivational speaker specializing in resilience, peak performance, and emotional intelligence. His personal battle with cancer and inspiration from his “Schindler’s List” holocaust surviving Grandmother are the basis for some of his motivational stories. Since 1993, Scott has spoken to a variety of organizations looking to improve their leadership, customer service and work environment. Clients include Nike, Cargill International, the United Nations and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Scott has written three books on leadership and is a contributing author to “Chicken Soup for the College Soul.” For more information about Scott Greenberg, visit http://www.scottgreenberg.com or call 1-800-450-0432 (or outside the U.S. 1-818-785-5202).
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