I’m going to use this post to discuss the uniqueness of being a leader within a college community. In a lot of cases you could be the same age or even younger than those who you are leading. In that case it’s important to recognize that you are not superior to them. There is a fine line between sharing information that, that person your same age or older may now know versus outright treating that person like a child.

Through my experience the best way to go about these situations is to always ask questions. It’s better to ask what may feel like a stupid question, than to make an assumption about someone potentially making them feel uncomfortable. Going along the lines of asking questions whatever the case, questions act as a good indicator in finding out what participants require from you as a leader.

Here are some tips for asking good questions!