What does it mean to be a leader?
According to Tom Kolditz, director of Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, leadership has more to do with the people being led than it does with the person doing the leading.
And for the past six weeks, that is what the Doerr Institute has sought to impart to the 12 Rice undergraduate students involved in the organization’s first pilot program. During this time, the students worked one-on-one with nationally recognized leadership coaches to develop their own unique styles of leadership and learn how to adapt to the individuals they are leading. The program concluded Oct. 23.