By Victoria Horsley
April 30, 2014
For the last few months, I have had the privilege of participating in the Randolph County Leadership 2014 program. My classmates and I received our certificates of completion last evening after demonstrating our Legacy project and enjoying a nice dinner provided by the ladies of the First Presbyterian church in Winchester, Ind.
We decided to work as a group and be part of the Young Professionals of Randolph County sponsored by the Winchester Chamber of Commerce. Please check us out on Facebook for more information. We hope that you will join us by visiting a meeting or attending an event. All ages welcome!
I enjoyed being a part of the class. The class was held in different communities which gave us the opportunity of seeing new areas and getting to know new places and new people.
We also had the experience of joining together with our classmates and facilitators at each meeting. The food provided for us most of the times were cooked by local restaurants and other great cooks in the community. Every meal was exceptional!
We were able to see the differences and similarities in different leadership styles. This helped me to learn about myself and my style of leadership. I learned that I need to be more assertive to get those around me to try my ideas. I learned my strengths and my weaker areas and what I need to do to motivate others and to build the self-esteem of others. So watch out now!
We talked about trust and how to earn it from staff members, co-workers and anyone we deal with.
I learned the importance of working together and pulling from each other’s strengths is what will make our communities strong and our businesses successful. It is the way of sharing information and of getting to know each other and what we can offer individually and as a team. One idea can be tweaked and build upon.
I will use what I have gained from the leadership class in my personal life to become a stronger person and pass it on to family, friends and co-workers.
If you ever have the opportunity to attend this leadership class, it is very beneficial.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. - Peter Drucker
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John D. Rockefeller
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. - Henry A. Kissinger
Events and dates to remember:
Free meals, every Wednesday–11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EUM Church on 177 Franklin St., Union City, Ohio. Everyone is welcome. For further information, call Dave Smith at 765-964-6855.
May 1st at noon - One Voice United in Prayer, Community National Day of Prayer Service, Union City Community Gardens. Area pastors will be leading us in prayer. Free,”I prayed stickers” and wrist bands for kids!
May 3, The Art of Gardening- Arts Depot, 115 N. Howard St., Union City, Ind. - free to public, light refreshments will be served. 765-964-7227 for additional information.
May 14 5-9 p.m. - Movie Night Towne Square Cinema, Winchester, Ind., - guest speaker David Hendricksonm, social mixer, appetizers, light drinks and movie! Come, mingle and enjoy!
May 23 and May 24 - Memorial weekend, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Union City, Ohio/Ind., 23rd Annual City Wide “Garage/Sidewalk Sale” Crafter’s welcome. Deadline to be on the map is May 1. Call 765-964-5409
May 28 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.) Mercy Fest admission: 100 percent free, two live bands, fun activities, stories from former students and message from Pastor Josh Musmann. Westside Middle School Gym, 721 N Plum St. Union City, Ind., to benefit the family of Carly Mangus (donations are tax-deductible)
June 20 and 21, Relay for Life of Randolph County. Come join us in the fight against cancer! Union City Community High School, Union City, Ind. For more information and to register, visit www.relayforlife.org/randolphcountyintoday!
May 13 - Betty McIntire. Happy Birthday, Betty!
Victoria Horsley is a volunteer citizen columnist who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her community column Union City News Reel. She can be contacted with local events, news, birthdays or anniversaries at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 937-467-3945. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.