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Reflections from Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Will Hogan '15

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This ongoing series explores the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program through reflections from the fellows. RLF provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills.

I am so thankful for the relationships I have made while participating in Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program. I now have a new group of great friends who are just as motivated to lead and inspire others as I am, and I cannot wait to see how they influence the world and those around them in the years to come. Rockefeller Center staff including Sadhana Hall, Elizabeth Celtrick, Robin Frye, Vincent Mack, Tatyana Bills, and John Howard '15 have given so much time and energy to make this program as meaningful as it was to all of us. The relationships formed with all of these people will be undoubtedly what I cherish most from this program.

Will Hogan '15, right, appreciates the skills and friends made through RLF.

I feel indebted to RLF in many ways. Above all, I have learned a lot about myself, how I usually act, and who I intend to be. Most notably, I've learned new ways to deal with leadership complications that frequently occur and how to consider and reconsider alternatives outside of my own tendencies in the way I think about problems before me. My professional development has been greatly supported by this program, probably in more ways than I realize now. Sadhana Hall in particular has consistently challenged me to carry myself well, and I am trying to make sure this spills over into all aspects of my life. Lastly, I will walk away from this program with a realization of what integrity means to me, how it impacts my work, and more importantly how it influences the rest of my life. For all of these things I am immensely grateful, and I owe the Rockefeller Center much for the way in which it has served me by investing time in me and the other fellows.

-Written by Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Will Hogan '15

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