Voices of Leadership

When we choose to lead from the inside out, leadership is not just something we do, it is the way we live. It is a commitment we practice every day. A responsibility to be our best selves and to engage and empower others to do the same. A pledge to contribute, in whatever way we are called, to build a better world.

Sustainable growth

Posted by Kelly Lewis 1 Comments

Ran across a quote this morning: "The only kind of true growth is sustainable growth, and ... everything else is essentially a Ponzi scheme." --Bryan Walsh, writing in TIME...and it reminded me why development as a leader, teacher, parent, student, human being is so rewarding and so challenging. ...

The Impact of HOPE

Posted by Kelly Lewis Share Your Voice

The beauty of my week has centered around this word we love...IMPACT. For me what IMPACT really boils down to is two things:
- Who I Be
- What I Do
...the being and doing of leadership! And I just experienced how IMPACTFUL young people are when we take the time to see them for who they really...

Just a Mom

Posted by Rebecca Shigley 1 Comments

Just a Mom
This afternoon I was given a reality check – by our 8 year old daughter, Taylor. My daughters were playing nicely outside, so I took the opportunity to wrap up a fundraising item for one of their schools. Taylor comes inside, finds me, and says “Mom, why do you have to be in charge...

March 27th Times-Dispatch, Commentary Section

Posted by Art Raymond Share Your Voice

The article found at this link uses "Bounce language" in the title. What is ironic is that homelessness is a cause very dear to us at Moody MS and Homeward is an organization with whom we have worked in the past. Just a little synergy to brighten up your...

Leadership Truths of a 6th grader

Posted by Kelly Lewis 1 Comments

On Monday, I had the honor of witnessing 12 business leaders gracefully step back from "instructor" role to "guide" role while working with their 6th graders at Moody Middle School.

Agility is a key piece of effective leadership and each of these folks are courageously stepping into that. ...

"The Soul of Leadership"

Posted by Kelly Lewis Share Your Voice

I just caught the Wall Street Journal Review on one of the local Sunday morning shows here at the river.

They were speaking with Deepak Chopra, a spiritual leader in the field of human empowerment, on his new book "The Soul of Leadership". After listening to the seven minute segment and...

Sick Day

Posted by Nicki Peasley Share Your Voice

When was the last time you took a sick day? If you're like most hard working, stubborn Americans, it's probably been a while. Sure, you might have taken a day off with a stomach bug or a nasty cold, but did you close your laptop and turn off your cell phone? Probably not.

As I write, I have a...

Frederick Douglass

Posted by Tom Epperson 1 Comments

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Frederick Douglass was a smart guy . . . but I wonder if he had kids.

One of my goals in life is to be a great dad, and raise decent human beings.

My son is six, and he's busy experiencing all the things that make us human:...

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