As some of you may know, I’m spending the month of August toiling away at a book project. Today, I want to introduce you to the cover art and premise of this work, which I am hoping (hoping!) to release in October.

I present to you…Light It Up: Engaging the Introverted Student Leader.

light it up front cover art

In The I’s Have It, I discussed how introversion manifested itself in the profession of student affairs, and how to live a life as a professional that allowed this element of your temperament to display itself naturally. In Light It Up, I extend that desire for natural expression to students, and discuss how to engage and support involved students through five stages of the involvement and leadership process:

  • Recruitment
  • Selection and Training
  • Advising and Supervision
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Rewards and Recognition

It will also feature essays from other professionals on how to support students as they seek to buck stereotypes of their temperament, avoid assumptions of shyness, and incorporate creativity into their routines.

When it arrives this October (I just have to keep saying it), it will be available for purchase in both paperback and e-book formats. I’ll be sending along a few updates as I go; if you’d like to know how it’s going and get sneak previews, let me know below!

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