Me in Three
- In their 2010 book, "The Truth About Leadership," Kouzes and Posner state; "Few things could be as imperative right now or more elusive than effective leadership." The primary function of METROLEADS is to create, grow and recreate leaders within the MSU Denver enterprise. The METROLEADS Leadership Development program reports directly to MSU Denver's President's Office. The program takes a developmental approach based on the principle that leadership can be learned and taught. METROLEADERS learn by doing and the practice is ongoing. Actions rendered with the intent to serve the greater good taken by everyday people are the antidotes to people who exercise power to intentionally harm others (psychologically or otherwise) and who perpetuate toxic workplace environments. Leaders are defined by followers and not by position. As Jim Collins states, "We know true leadership exists if an individual follows when they have the choice not to." "Courage" to challenge the status quo in service to the greater good is the essential common attribute of outstanding leaders. METROLEADS philosophy is to do for all in a way that best serves all. METROLEADS believes organizations are consciously evolving, organic, social organisms. METROLEADS attitude is that we are for each other and for the whole. METROLEADS fosters relationships that are co-creative, evoking genius, and are mutually nourishing. METROLEADS seeks to transform individuals as Gary Hamel says, "to be fit for the future and fit as human beings." METROLEADS engages people to consciously consider and practically apply Gandhi's statement..."We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
- I have a talent for cooking and I love to host big nourishing gatherings of friends and associates. I believe that good food and people, along with regular exercise is medicinal/life-promoting and am continually researching new findings on health improvement and maintanemce.
- Am passionate about coming up with new ways to make the world a better fit for human beings. My essential life question that keeps me centered is...Which hill am I willing to die on?