My good friends and partners from International Leadership Associates, Cincinnati, OH and Joy Outdoor Education Center, Clarksville, OH honored me with a Balanced Cross! Wonderful metaphor and low ground experiential initiative to remind participants not only to find and create balance in one's life, but for a team to create balance! What does it take to create and maintain balance? How does poor leadership affect balance? What does micromanagement and workaholism do for balance?
Each arm of the Balanced Cross has a key practice of The Leadership Challenge - Challenge the Process, Inspire a Shared Vision, Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart. The fifth practice, Model the Way is in the center of the cross. Kouzes and Posner determined in their third edition of The Leadership Challenge, Model the Way was the first critical practice of good leadership. It is appropriate for this to be center of the Balanced Cross.
Thank you for the honor! Thank you for a wonderful association with ILA and Joy. Thank you for linking me to the five practices of exemplary leadership. I will do my best to continue to live these practices and Model the Way for others!