Our Rocky is Representin'May 10, 2017 in the United States
Kouzes and Posner suggest exemplary leaders should “treat every job as an adventure.” What have you learned about how to do this on this trip?
Adventure! What a wonderful word! Our SC Leadership Trip to Philly, as well as many other long distant trips I have been on, has reassured to me the importance of adventure. Where some might truly hate adventure and try at all cost to avoid it, I strongly believe that taking risks, trying new things, and getting outside of your comfort zone is the most advantageous decision that anyone could make! This is simply because when you take these exciting and new chances, that is where you often learn the most. My trip example of adventure can be seen in this picture of one of our daring and fearless Leadership Team advisers – Cheryl Rude! Running up no other than the “Rocky Steps” themselves, Cheryl was demonstrating to our entire team how to try something new and exciting without a care in the world (other than falling up the Rocky Steps!) With a grin from ear to ear, this demonstrates that though trying new things may be risky and somewhat nerve-wrecking, the thrill and experience you open yourself up to can overflow with an abundance of joy and laughter. I can remember back in January or February Cheryl’s speech on what famous aspects Philadelphia had to offer, and the Rocky Steps were one of them. Now, being able to witness them in person and connect Cheryl’s history talk to the actual experience in person was very adventurous. There was even a group of us that joined right along! In addition to this though, there was several other adventures throughout the entire trip well worth the initial step of staying yes, I want to go/try this out – ex: the awesome Mediterranean brunch meal; waking up early to run across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, etc!Read more