The National Society of Leadership and Success
Building leaders who make a better world
In this Issue: 

Letter From the President: 

Dear Society Member,

This month, I want to ask you a question: What is it that you want to achieve in 2016? Perhaps it’s deciding your major, finding an internship, improving your physical health or overcoming a challenge. Whatever it may be, the more specific you are about your goal will result in a higher likelihood of achieving your resolution.

The following video explains what S.M.A.R.T. goals are and how you can apply the concept to your New Year's resolutions:

Once you set your S.M.A.R.T. goal, declare it, write it down and own it! You will then want to create a list of specific action steps that you’ll follow to reach your end goal. Having this timeline of steps is vital to staying on track and holding yourself accountable. For Society members, the final piece of the puzzle is to join a Success Networking Team, better known as an SNT. Share your S.M.A.R.T. goal in a group of like-minded peers to get advice, tips, support and ideas for how you can better achieve what you set out to do. To join an SNT, contact your Chapter Leaders.

What are your goals? Please share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat using both #theNSLS and #2016SMARTgoal.

I hope you all have a great start to the New Year and new semester.

Best wishes,
Charles Knippen
The National Society of Leadership and Success

Success Corner: 

St. Ambrose University Chapter

On November 19th, 2015, the Society chapter at St. Ambrose University was featured on the 10:00 p.m. local news in Davenport, IA. Society members worked together at the Humility of Mary Shelter, making holiday cards and care packages for veterans as well as assembling special gifts for children in the local foster care system. In the KWCQ TV 6 clip on the left, St. Ambrose University Chapter President Briana Carlson-Morales discusses the chapter’s partnership with Together We Rise, an organization dedicated to changing the foster care experience for kids in the United States. Congratulations to the Society chapter at St. Ambrose University for effectively executing this service event and your part in making a better world.

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Monthly Motivation: 

“Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.”

- Elbert Hubbard

Goal Setting – Powerful Written Goals In 7 Easy Steps!

Our members are leading and inspiring individuals on their campuses and in their communities across the country every day, and we want to help tell those stories! Articles and other content for upcoming newsletters can be submitted anytime to Please include photos from your event, and let us know what you were doing, who participated and how it impacted your members and community. So many chapters are making a difference every day. Keep up the good work!