A week at the LeaderShape Institute is always impactful. Being around young adults who thirst for a better world renews my energy. It is a reminder that what we do as leadership development professionals matters.
In January 2017 I was fortunate to spend six days with students from the University of Iowa. I’ll forever be better because of this week.
Even before I landed in Cedar Rapids, I knew that I had an affinity for these students. I emailed Lilián, one of our student coordinators, and as an introduction I asked, “what do you love about being at Iowa?” The simplicity of her reply struck me: “Iowa students have a humble ambition.”
Humble ambition. I loved the connotation. An assurance that our voice matters, that we have the ability to create change, but we do it in a way that exudes not only confidence, but humility and respect.
After a week in Iowa, I agree. Thank you, Hawkeyes for a memorable week.
See my photos from the week on Facebook.