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March 03, 2021 12:33PM
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On February 25, Rachna Shah gave a presentation on psychological safety. Psychological safety exists within a team setting and refers to a shared belief held by all team members that a team allows for interpersonal risk taking. According to Rachna, psychological safety represents the sweet spot between anxiety and apathy. She believes that we should follow four steps to promote psychological safety within teams: (1) demonstrate inclusivity and understand that team members may come from...

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March 02, 2021 11:01AM
Soham (right) stands with another person holding a sign in french

Soham Basu '20 was recently awarded a Pickering Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State. Soham got his start at The Rockefeller Center engaging in the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) and from there went on to participate in many of the classes and programs Rocky has to offer. We, at the Rockefeller Center, congratulate Soham and look forward to seeing where he goes next!

 

Soham recently sat down to reflect on his...

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February 26, 2021 11:47AM
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After spending the last session of RLF focusing on recruitment strategies, the Fellows returned to regular programming this Thursday with Shasti Conrad as the speaker. Conrad has spent much of her career working on public policy, including earning an MPA at Princeton. Her time working in this field has taught her the importance of messaging as a leader, knowledge which she shared with the Fellows. Specifically, Conrad focused the session on utilizing storytelling as an advocacy tool for...

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February 22, 2021 10:59AM
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The 15th session of RLF was hosted by Tuck Clinical Professor Curt Welling, who is also an alumnus of both Dartmouth College (1971) and the Tuck School of Business (1977). Professor Welling has decades of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors, upon which he drew to share his understanding of the important of truth with the Fellows. To discuss this crucial topic, concepts important to leadership were introduced, including filters, bubbles, and the philosophical...

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February 22, 2021 10:57AM
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The halfway point of the term was marked with a stimulating session of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program, taught by Government Professor Sonu Bedi. A scholar of legal rights, Professor Bedi utilized his extensive knowledge of the rationale for and against different controversial rights in crafting the session. Through the example of three such rights, Professor Bedi taught the Fellows a new strategy for approaching difficult conversations during his time with the students.

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February 22, 2021 10:56AM
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The third session of the term was hosted by Professor Charles Wheelan, the Rockefeller Center’s own Professor of Public Policy and member of the Dartmouth Class of 1988. The focus of the session was on the importance of language in leadership and understanding how to leverage the power of words to achieve success that benefits all. Professor Wheelan has a wealth of relevant experience to this topic, as he has devoted much of his career to communicating difficult ideas in accessible ways and...

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February 22, 2021 10:48AM
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Caterina Hyneman presented on the art of saying no. Some key highlights from her presentation include a framework on how to say no in the most selfless way possible, the difference between work-life balance and work-life integration, and a call for us to think about what we want in a job or career moving forward. The framework requires us ultimately to be persuasive and portray the issue in a way that meets the organization’s interests. The goal of these actions is to get the boss to...

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February 19, 2021 2:37PM
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On February 18, Elizabeth “Leeza” Poselski gave a presentation on recentering leadership theories in feminist contexts. Leeza discusses how we must recognize gender as an organizing principle of society and that we can only intervene effectively in manifestations of racism, sexism, and homophobia by building solidarity. Furthermore, Leeza reveals how we must leverage our unique personalities to redefine what liberated workplaces look like. Finally, she explains how feminist goals arise from...

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February 19, 2021 2:30PM

A Picture of Last Year's Mock Trial Team
A Picture of Last Year's Mock Trial Team (Taken Pre-COVID)

Dartmouth’s Mock Trial Society competed this past...

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February 19, 2021 1:59PM

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