Hope in Fresno...
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Los Angeles and Fresno California. While I was there, I shared with middle school and high school students in Clovis, California. I start every leadership workshop asking what leadership means to them. I heard many examples from these middle school students: inspiration, responsibility, example, serve. Then one young man said:
In the coming days, I paused on the question of hope as a necessity for leadership. I considered leadership without hope. It was tired. It was sad. It was yearning for something. It was broken. Like all facets of leadership, we have the choice and responsibility to develop our style inclusive of the characteristics for effective leadership. Hope is the new characteristic I need to include in my pallet. I will be intentional to include a hue of hope in the words I use, the attitude I bring, and the words I share. Once again, I am taught more than I could ever teach the students I get to interact with!
Thanks for stopping by. These are musings on how I see leadership in the world and how I continue to try and grow through my lens.