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Leadership and Management in Retrospect

posted Oct 15, 2013, 2:33 PM by Greg Smith   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 1:06 PM ]
Yesterday I made my way to St. Louis, Missouri, to attend the North Central Regional Conference of the Society for College and University Planning. Whenever I know that I’ll be driving a good distance, I typically configure my Amazon Kindle to read me something. Other things took priority on Sunday night, and I didn’t have the time to load up any reading material. Therefore, to keep my mind occupied during the drive, I chose to have the Kindle read me some of my own writing, which was already loaded on the device. I focused on the topic of leadership from a biblical perspective.
As time allowed once I arrived at my destination, I also reviewed the slides from a conference presentation that I had made nearly a decade ago:
It was both refreshing and challenging to travel down some of the paths that I’ve traversed over the years. I was reminded of the fact that leadership is hard work, that it is based above all on personal character, and that it requires one to be equally committed to people and purpose.