Volunteer Leadership-What a difference it can make

This is not the first, nor the last, post I will make about how volunteer experiences make  a difference in developing leadership skills.  I have been overwhelmed by the responses I have gotten from many across the region and the country from my short survey. 

You too can take this survey by clicking here:  It will only take a few moments to answer the questions.

I had the opportunity yesterday to talk about this subject with a group of authors in Brentwood, TN.  Our panel was for the alumni of Leadership Brentwood.  It was affirming to see the smiles and nods when I talked about the premise of the book.  I feel like I have latched on to something that will connect with many.

I attend Rotary each Wednesday morning, but Rotary is about so much more than attendance.  Our program today talked about the work our club does in Guatemala for the people there who have so little.  One of our key projects is to provide water systems in the community that provide clean water.  Some of our members have taken significant course work to learn how to assemble and debug these systems.  A few of the recent attendees in Guatemala spoke of their experience and for one of the new members he spoke at length about what a life changing experience it had been.

I’ll be writing more about this subject in the coming weeks and may include a sample of material from the upcoming book as an added lagniappe.


Have a great day and go out and make a difference.