To deliver dedicated leaders that collaborate in order to grow an active and diverse network that serves and strengthens our communities.
The Leadership Spokane Legacy Society builds and fosters a legacy of leadership in the Spokane area and the Inland Northwest to effectively strengthen our communities. The Society will support the Leadership Programs and provide a forum for continuing alumni advocacy.
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YLS is a 10-month civic leadership training program, based on the principle of servant leadership. YLS and the YMCA have partnered to focus on developing the next generation of servant leaders and empowering youth for service to each other and their community.
Leadership Spokane is the region's premiere Leadership, Education and Networking program. You will learn key leadership skills and understand how the region works and how your industry fits in. We seek servant leaders whether you are just getting established in your career or are nearing retirement.
Applications for Class of 2019 will be available January 1, 2018.
While adult application season is concluded until next January, our youth leadership program application process continues until May 15.
Two weeks ago, our adult leaders celebrated Arts Day and the importance of creativity. It is always a fun-filled day – I always leave more inspired than ever about the importance of creativity within leadership, a focus I have blogged on several times. I was struck by a statement outstanding artist and entrepreneur Luke Baumgarten made discussing whether economic activity follows the arts or whether the arts follow economic revivals.
I personally believe that good behavior is inherent in servant leadership. How can you serve and inspire others if you are leading them stray. That said, the mounting ethical complexities in our society suggest it is an issue to address directly. Arguably, ethical leadership is the foundation of servant leadership.
Business author Ron Carucci in a December 2015 Harvard Business Review article “Great Leaders Know They’re Not Perfect” points out 69% of new business leaders feel unprepared for the jobs they will assume. The challenge of this deficit is that leaders often overcompensate by pretending to be over prepared to their followers, which falls flat if and when they mess up