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...]

Have You Ever Caught a Vision?

Becky Ryan and Arlene Alderman Have you ever caught a vision? It is often similar to catching a summer cold: completely unexpected. Two years ago at the THSC Leadership Conference, Arlene and I caught a vision. It shouldn’t have been unexpected, because we went seeking God’s will for our own home … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Training

By Becky Ryan I don’t believe that anybody is a born leader. I do believe that some people are gifted and talented to be better leaders than others. And I’m quite certain that successful leaders have had no small amount of training. They have learned from good (and bad) leaders and from their own … [Read more...]

Guard Your Coop!

Several weeks ago, I mentioned the baby chicks my children were hatching. We (more specifically, I) spent time daily turning the eggs and making sure the humidity level in the incubator was just right. We videotaped several of the chicks as they struggled to break free from their shells. One little … [Read more...]

July 2012 Leader Letter

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Things Change A Note from Kay Sites of Interest Regional Activities Leader Ribbons State Leadership Conference Social Waters Ready to Vote? Wise Words Featured Article: What Do We Mean by Leadership? Stay Connected View the July 2012 Leader Letter. … [Read more...]