Today I survived the one part of my year as DSBA president that has worried more then any other. Myself, and 49 other association presidents walked across the stage of this Sunday’s general session as our name and picture were out there infront of ~8000 other board members. None of of tripped and when it was over we all took a breath before we had the chance to hear Sidney Poitier speak about his education experiences. All of this before lunch, and I still managed to attend two development sessions. The best one to date was presented by a Mr. Simon T Bailey, previously a Disney management exec, who talked about “Releasing Leadership Brilliance”. Tying his message back to board membership, Mr. Bailey used the 5 C’s of diamonds to explain how to be a better leader:
CLARITY-Insight or Vision
Probably the one thing that struck me the most during his talk was that to be the best leader it takes a balance in ones life, and the realization that “Leadership means existing to serve others”. My other class was about Grassroots Advocacy which is a topic I need to research more to see how to use this in our small state. Tomorrow wraps up the conference for me so I will let you know how the last day goes then.