Upon our arrival into Hanoi, it is very easy to get caught up in all of the hustle and bustle of such a large city. It seems as though everyone has their own agenda and their own priorities in mind. Through our personal journey with VALOR, we have learned more and more about servant leadership.… Continue reading Servant Leadership
Pride & Hospitality
When one first hears the word pride, most I feel think of it in terms of the negative connotation. Meaning someone who thinks more highly of themselves than he or she ought. This definition of proud is not an incorrect one, but as the VALOR group toured all over Southwest Virginia, the other definition of pride was… Continue reading Pride & Hospitality
Who speaks for me?!
Our recent trip to Washington D.C. was astounding. Many people looking like they are in a hurry to go nowhere! Most places, you have to stand in line. Many people to talk to with many different opinions from all the United States. When you enter this very urban setting, you can't help but feel as… Continue reading Who speaks for me?!
Ever been in a “Valley”?!
When most people here "valley", the automatically think of the geographical area between two mountain ranges. Sometimes I find myself in a valley however when I'm a bit "down in the dumps". According to http://www.dictionary.com, a valley could be "any place, period, or situation filled with fear, gloom,.....". So have you ever been in a Valley?!… Continue reading Ever been in a “Valley”?!
When I was a Virginia FFA officer (seems like many moons ago!), we were asked to define leadership in one word. After many people, including myself, gave it our best try, the national officers running the workshop soon gave us "the best" answer. LEADERSHIP = INFLUENCE! The influence we have on others in this wonderful… Continue reading INFLUENCE!