“It’s not always necessary to take the lead in order to be a leader”.
How powerful is that!!! It sounds like something from a Leadership website that helps people understand what makes a real leader. But it doesn’t come from a website or a book. That statement was shared by one of the first participants in the Ontario Parks Leadership Foundations Course that was held in March of 2013.
Gail and I had the honour of helping design the course, and being the chief facilitators for its initial delivery. At the end of each day, I challenged the participants to share their most important take-aways from the day. I collected the feedback and shared the highlights with everyone each morning. Those collective statements could serve as the basis for a book that explores what it takes to be a great leader. Ontario Parks potential leaders could read that book and hear the voices of these first participants as they share their stories about what they learned. It was a powerful and moving 5 days of learning for all of us!
If you’d like to learn more about this course, please contact me, or contact Ontario Parks, and explore more. There was a great deal of learning that took place, but perhaps the best part of the course was the fact that all the learning was wrapped up in hard work and fun. I think the pictures demonstrate both the work and the fun!