Chaos Leadership

Chaos Leadership

As I observed myself and other colleagues in the weeks leading up to our summer program launch, I often found myself struck by the realization that we are creating CHAOS Coordinators & CHAOS Leaders!

Let's Start Talking ~ Conversations over Coffee

Let's Start Talking ~ Conversations over Coffee

One could state that conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life. Yet conversational competency is becoming extinct.  Is it the single most overlooked skill we are failing to teach, to learn and to refine?

Catching the wave to the most versatile fitness experience

Catching the wave to the most versatile fitness experience

Aquatic exercise is one of the finest and most effective forms of fitness training.  It provides both a fantastic cardiovascular fitness and is very effective in the conditioning of muscles.  To comprehend what aquatic fitness is and how it relates to other forms of exercise, it helps to understand the effects of water on the body and on exercise physiology.

The Places You Will Go ~ Moments, Milestones and Summits of our Journey

The Places You Will Go ~ Moments, Milestones and Summits of our Journey

With every breath of fresh air, every new vista, and every challenging step I was witnessing; opened up a new thought, perspective, vision; and I decided it was time to actually listen. 

 

We Have to Talk ~ Mastering our Fear over Difficult Conversations

We Have to Talk ~ Mastering our Fear over Difficult Conversations

It's time for some old fashioned 'straight talk'.  Having meaningful conversations can often be uncomfortable for both parties involved.  Work through it! Develop this important aspect of interpersonal relations and grow as a leader.   Regardless of our role in the work environment, we all have a responsibility Speak Up and to bring compassion and empathy back to the work place.   It's time to Talk It Out and take ownership of our role and responsibility in creating a positive, cohesive and collaborative work environment.

Let it Go ~ It's not about you

Let it Go ~ It's not about you

Let it go ~ It's not about YOU

It is important for leaders to know when it is time to let go.  When it shouldn't be about you anymore as the driving force.  When you have accomplished your main success story, and it is time to transition into a quieter support role within your organization.   It's likely time for a new captain to navigate, steer and guide the team.  You are to becomethe compass to help others stay true north, to be the wind which propels the sails. 

Recreation Professionals ~ Let's Get Connected

Re-discover, Re-inspire, Re-define Recreation

Recreation has many definitions including a pastime, diversion, exercise or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.  It has also been described as the act of creating anew.  We as recreation professionals are in the business of creating experiences and opportunities in fitness, arts, culture, aquatics, after school programs, camps and countless other programs and services.  Recreation is an ever evolving, fast paced, crazy on a slow day adventure.  It takes passion, dedication and a lot of time, energy and hard work to be successful in our industry. 

For your next adventure in recreation, I invite you to Re-discover, Re-Inspire and Re-define your journey in recreation with me through staying connected.  Stay tuned for seasonal newsletters, future blogs, follow me on social media and join in the conversation.

Growing a Tribe because it takes a Village

I am on a mission to create a tribe of kindred spirits.  This is a call out to all individualswho are seeking motivation, inspiration, information, knowledge and skills to empower themselves and their teams.  A call forcollaborators to  sharing their knowledge, skills and passion for recreation.  Together we can build a strong network of recreation professionals.  I hope you will consider staying connected and become part of this community.