Your journey starts with learning how to lead yourself. On this page you will find topics about goals and dreams, values, career and habits of excellent leaders.

Dream Up – Diogo Seixas

In this Ignite Talks you will understand the importance of getting rid of the adulting mentality to imagine and dream more possibilities about your life. Diogo Seixas is one of the Executive Coaches of the LDP.

Tim Urban – Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

This is a very interesting and funny TED talk that helps us understand why we procrastinate. This will help you to be more aware of your habits and rethink your priorities about your goals.


Alex Manuel – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

One of our student shares the leadership lessons he learned from reading the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people. An excellent book that can be used if you are a leader, or not.

Brock Ward – How to make goals

Do you know the importance of having goals? The LDP president for 2019-2020 talks about it and teaches you how to create smart goals.


Why you will fail to have a great career by Larry Smith

This TED talk helps us understand all the reasons why we will fail in having a great career and all the little excuses we give, always blaming other people but us. We are responsible for our life and we can always do something about it.  

Megan Saltsgaver – Essentialism

Essentialism is a book that teaches you how to do more with less. Megan, vice-president of the LDP for 2019-2020 took lessons from this book and transformed them into three easy steps for how to optimize your life.


Diogo Seixas – Values

Values are things that are important to us. Knowing what is important to you helps you to make better decisions and shape your behavior. Knowing the values of the people in your team also helps you to build stronger relationships.

Other Resources

Strengths Finder

LDP students also take the Strengths Finder test to find their strengths and use them in their projects. The test takes about 40 minutes but is very insightful, helping you to know more about yourself. Dr. DeRuntz, Director of the LDP is a certified Coach for this tool. The test cost $19.90 for your top five strengths. But if you buy the book, the test is free.

16 Personalities

This is a free personality test that can also help you understand better about yourself. It gives you insights of who you are, how you tend to behave on a team environment and with relationships as well.