In this series, I’ll share extracts of some of my favorite writing projects. It is my hope that the Leadership Development Book Series will inspire you to find fresh insight into how you might make a difference in our crazy, disrupted world....
My childhood years come to mind while writing this Leadership Development series....as well as my prayer for eagle-eye vision.
I grew up on a cattle ranch. Not a sprawling, luxurious ranch a movie star buys to escape a crazy life. This was more like a Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-Little-House-on-the-Prairie ranch. Our home was an eight-hundred-square-foot tar-papered homestead shack. Not bad, except that we had no running water. Yes, I used an outhouse every day of my life, until I was thirteen years old. Looking back now, I think - How did we do it!!??
When Gordon and I move to North Dakota in 2014, we immediately start brainstorming a name for our new home that captures our passion for leadership development.Eagle Springs is the first name that resonates with both of us. “Eagle,” because we both love the majesty of bald eagles…plus it’s in one of my favorite scriptures (Isaiah 40:31). And, “Springs,” because of the natural artesian spring bubbling forth on our property...plus another scripture (Psalms 1).
In our current cancel culture, courage, a critical leadership developmentvirtue, – is needed now, more than ever.
How might you continually strengthen your vital leadership virtues of courage, tenacity, and grit so that you have the strength for the coming challenges?