Dear Fellow Kiwanian’s
A new administrative year 2019 – 2020 is about to start, and I can guarantee you that this year will be promising, successful and building many new leaders to make this world a better place for our children.
Yes…this is what we are going to concentrate on this year:
” Building Leaders to Lead”
We all have joined this wonderful organization Kiwanis for a reason. A reason to make and improve the lives of the so many children out there that are suffering for one reason or the other we have promised and pledged that we will look after them and the only way we can do this is by having and building leaders to take that lead.
Leadership is a complex topic. What does it mean to be a good leader, how do good leaders know when to lead and when to step back, and how is it to be an effective leader.
Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex and moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good for the future of all.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure the impact lasts in your absence.
Leaders need to provide a strategy and direction and give members the tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision. They should delegate. As a leader, you can be tough on yourself and you raise the standard for everybody; however you should be very caring because you want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be you or a leader in the future.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, not rude; be kind, not weak; be bold, not a bully; be thoughtful, not lazy; be humble, not timid; be proud, not arrogant; and have humor without folly.
Ultimately, leadership is not a glorious crowning act. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.”
So I encourage you to go out there and show that we are the leaders building the future for our loved ones, “The Kids”. I ask that each one of you be that individual and let us build on the future, let us grow new clubs, new SLP programs, and grow membership. More clubs, more members we can better and improve the future of our Kids.
Dream of success, work for Success and you will see the difference you make in the lives of the Children of the world.
“Kids need Kiwanis and Kiwanis needs Kids”
Governor Robert (Bob) Spellen
2019 – 2020
Building Leaders to Lead.