The National Society of Leadership and Success
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In this Issue: 
Letter from the PresidentAnnouncementsSuccess CornerSociety Spotlight Monthly Motivation

Letter From the President: 

Dear Society Member,

I hope your summer is off to a great start! It’s around this time of year when I am reminded of the power of a rejuvenating afternoon nap. I know napping has a stigma surrounding it, but before jumping to conclusions, you should be aware that many of history’s most successful people enjoyed some brief daytime slumber.

“The secret to becoming more productive is not managing your time but your energy.”
― Michael Hyatt

While there is a notion that napping indicates lethargy or fatigue, a nap can actually increase alertness, enhance learning and working memory, reduce mistakes and prevent burnout. Just ask Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Ronald Reagan or Leonardo da Vinci—all of whom harnessed the power of an afternoon nap. The National Sleep Foundation recommends a short nap of twenty to thirty minutes “for improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy or interfering with nighttime sleep.” Huffington Post founder and former Society Broadcast speaker Arianna Huffington, recently released the New York Times best-selling book, “The Sleep Revolution,” and has said that office nap rooms will soon be as common as conference rooms.

This month, I encourage you to try it. Don’t fight tooth and nail to drag yourself through the day - take a 20-minute power nap instead. It will leave you feeling refreshed and energized as you continue on your journey towards being a leader who makes a better world.

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe and relaxing summer.

Best wishes,

Charles Knippen
The National Society of Leadership and Success

Success Corner: 

Society Member Spotlight: Samentha Regnier

Congratulations to Society member Samentha Regnier, Community Service Chair of the York College chapter. As a result of her SNT goals and meetings, Samentha has started a non-profit organization, “Keys of the Heart Incorporated.”

Click here to learn more about Samentha and her organization.

Monthly Motivation: 

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t nap and those who nap don’t mind.”

― Dr. Seuss

Maximize a Midday Snooze and Start Winning Like the Best Nappers Do

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!

Society Spotlight: 

Chapter Events
and Highlights

Baruch College - City University of New York

On May 16, 2016, the Society chapter at Baruch College - City University of New York held its Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony, honoring 35 new members.

Mercyhurst North East

The Society chapter at Mercyhurst North East inducted 32 new members at its Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony on May 3, 2016.

Valley City State University

On May 8, 2016, the Society chapter at Valley City State University held its Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony. The chapter recognized 57 inductees including three NELA recipients.

To view more images from these events, as well as recent activity from other Society chapters, visit us on Flickr.


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