New Leadership Examples from Washington State

On Wednesday, May 16th, VALOR Class III departed for our national trip to Washington State. The experience surpassed expectations. As with South Africa, I chronicled just about every stop on Instagram though I still have a few visits outstanding.[1] The highlights and leadership examples were many. Here’s a few of the memorable ones for me… Continue reading New Leadership Examples from Washington State


The Urge of Leadership

It happened while on the international trip in South Africa.  Should I do it or not? Actually, it was not something to be done.  It was communication to be expressed--a critical conversation.  There are many reasons why people choose to delay or not express thoughts, information, or other insights. Some of the reasons include avoiding embarrassment of yourself or others, not… Continue reading The Urge of Leadership

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Virginia’s Green Industry

One of the highlights of our last VALOR seminar was learning about the green industry on the “other side of the mountain.” That’s right, this Hokie ventured into Charlottesville for a few days. While there are many greenhouse facilities scattered around Virginia, the bulk of the environmentally controlled square footage is in Central Virginia. According… Continue reading Virginia’s Green Industry