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Editor's Note The Art of Problem Solving A t January's LEAD Conference in Washington, D.C., I was honored to experience the passion and enthusiasm advisers have for their students firsthand. Shepherding student groups is no easy task, but when armed with a plan and significant flexibility, advisers get the job done. There's no shortage of problems in student leadership. But from dwindling funds to an unenthusiastic student body, most obstacles can be overcome using the right set of tools. This issue of Leadership for Student Activities is packed with resources for problem solving-whether you're determined to squeeze success out of a failing project (page 12), facilitate peaceful resolution to a conflict (page 22), or combat burnout (page 20). When faced with a sticky situation, how does your student group rise to the challenge? We love to hear from our readers, so let us know by emailing leadershipmag@nassp.org. Be sure check out our editorial calendar on page 19 and consider submitting an article. The best material in Leadership for Student Activities comes from readers like you. NASSP Staff (partial list) JoAnn Bartoletti Executive Director Beverly Hutton Deputy Executive Director, Programs and Services Editorial Staff Jennifer J. Jones Director of Communications Dennis Sadler Deputy Executive Director, Operations Christine Cusatis Editor-in-Chief (editor@nassp.org) Ann Postlewaite Director of Student Programs Saara Raappana Managing Editor David Cordts Associate Director of Honor Societies Christine Cusatis Editor-in-Chief Leadership for Student Activities Jeff Sherrill Associate Director of NASC National Advisory Council High School Advisers Mark Skowron, NY Michael Collins, NV Middle Level Adviser Penelope Allen, MS Principal at Large Debra Murdock Principal, GA HS Students Ashley Palmer, NH Jeff Hunt, NJ Sunny Goel Graphic Designer Moriah Austin, SC Olivia Croft, WY Araceli Lopez, IA Taylor Burdiss, MO Maurie Harbick, OR Salma Flores, TX ML Student Richard Childress, MS NASSP Board Liaison Susan Bossie-Maddox, Principal, WV NASSCED President Lou Miller, NJ A D V E R T I S I N G R E P R E S E N TAT I V E To request a media kit: Amanda Goodwin agoodwin@naylor.com Leadership for Student Activities (ISSN 1040-5399) is published nine times a year-September through May-by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1537. Telephone: 703-860-0200, 800-253-7746. Website: www.nasc.us. Periodicals postage paid at Herndon, VA, and additional mailing offices. Copyright 2015 the National Association of Secondary School Principals. All rights reserved. Material published herein is neither endorsed by nor official policy of NASSP, NASC, NHS, or NJHS, except where so stated. Annual affiliation with NASC is $95 and includes one $20 subscription to Leadership for Student Activities. Unsolicited manuscripts should be sent to: Editor, Leadership for Student Activities at leadershipmag@nassp.org. Postmaster: Send address correction to Leadership for Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Printed in U.S.A. 4 LEADERSHIP FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES 352-333-3491 www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nasc.us

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition

Editor's Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Rise to the Challenge
Shrink Your Credibility
Ward off Compassion Fatigue
MIddle Level Activities
Scholarships & Awards
Lessons for Leaders
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition