Sorry for no post on Friday. I was fully engaged in the SmithBucklin Leadership Institute where our focus was on what we learned, and how we were going to pass it on.
There were four domains that we explored during the course of the six-month program: Who You Are; What You Do; What You Inspire; What You Enable.
In our last session we had to present a leadership case study; write about someone who inspired us; present two examples of what we were going to take away; prepare our eulogy; and how we planned to pass it on. Yeah, no shortage of homework this time around.
Who inspired me? Steve Barrett. My former boss and mentor. He has always shown me through action and deed that he has the courage to do the right thing, even when it is a risk to him personally.
What did I take away? Really looking at how I can make conversations a safe place for dialog and sharing; and, to become more intentional in cultivating meaningful relationships.
What did my eulogy unveil: I have some goals for my career, and a pathway in front of me.
How do I plan to pass it on? In the short run, it is about integrating my partners and attorneys into the Hinshaw culture. Long term? I haven’t written that out yet.
I need to publicly thank Henry Givray and Dale West for leading such an incredible class and experience. I have made 17 new friends, found a new mentor, and have begun a new journey in my career and life. And, I cannot thank LMA enough for investing in me to attend the Institute.
So, what’s on tap for today:
- New practice area assignments are done.
- Preparing for the website redirect.
- Speaking of the blogs … lots of links to redirect.
- New logo with tagline is done. Sent over to upload on the blogs for 10/1.
- Getting all the bios and service areas back. Following up on those who haven’t turned them in yet.