September 2012 Leader Letter

2012 State Leadership Conference A Note from Kay Sites of Interest Regional Activities Stay Connected State Leadership Featured Article: The Benefits of Training SLC Schedule View the September 2012 Leader Letter. … [Read more...]

August 2012 Leader Letter

Plan Well and with a Listening Ear A Note from Kay Sites of Interest Regional Activities State Leadership Conference Social Waters Featured Article: Leadership: If You Want a Team of Leaders You Must Become One First Wise Words Stay Connected View the August 2012 Leader Letter. … [Read more...]

Why Lead?

After returning from the Leadership Training Conference, I find myself really pondering some tough inner questions regarding leadership. Attendees were not only refreshed and encouraged but also challenged to grow and strengthen our character that we might become more effective leaders. Norm … [Read more...]

Why Blog?

Why blog? Seriously, it can be intimidating. Blog - the term is a contraction of the term “Web log.“ I wondered why anyone would be interested in reading the ramblings of little ol’ me. After all, there are more than a million blogs in the blogosphere, many of them written by Christian moms. … [Read more...]

Weathering the Storms of Leadership

Spring–it is a season of growth and rebirth; it is a time when plants, long dormant, awaken and bloom. Spring ushers in the bountiful days of summer, but spring is also known for its storms. Spring storms can have a wide range of severity. Some storms can be brutal and leave behind devastation … [Read more...]

Visionary Leaders

Many people think the ability to plan ahead is visionary, but a vision is more than just having a fall schedule. Visionary leaders see their terms in leadership as finite, so their goal is to continually build and encourage those who follow. They purpose to build up and encourage their members and … [Read more...]

Training Your Replacement

I know this is a temporary gig for me and I am not here forever. I am here for a season, I have a job, and then somebody else is going to take it over. -Chris Parrish When selecting people for your board, keep in mind that it is all about the vision. Not everyone is going to agree with your … [Read more...]

The Importance of Planning

As I write, a winter storm has blasted the Texas Panhandle and is moving across the state. Because of the weather, certain plans now have to be changed. We all know that at times unexpected circumstances occur that force us to alter or change even the best-laid plans; but for most of us planning is … [Read more...]

Inspirational Leadership

When I first began homeschooling and was new to leadership, I made many mistakes – I still do. However, a dear friend who had been homeschooling several years served as a mentor and guide to me in those early years. Her words of encouragement always inspired me to do more, learn more, and improve … [Read more...]