Take, for example, Omega State Finance Team Chair, Ronda Collette. Unless you've been at one of the Finance Team meetings, you've probably not seen all her cool, on-the-spot math calculations as she leads her Team in creating a budget. Yet when it came time to share a breakout session at conference, Ronda chose to lead us in making eyelash leis--a skill she'd learned at the Southwest Regional Conference in Hawaii last year and one you can have fun with at Chapter meetings! I admire how Ronda quickly arrives at math sums in her head and then switches over to her right brain to create leis. She leads, she teaches, she does math, she crafts. That's the picture of a true leader!
Our Omega State First Vice President, Leila Koenig, is another leader who works from both sides of her brain. Behind the scenes, she worked to make beautiful toilet paper wreaths and ornaments for our Fall Board Meeting, and she creates beautiful cards and scrumptious jams throughout the year. I think of Leila as a creator, but then she switches on her teacher mode and brings us an emotional breakout session on resilience at the same conference where she heads up the logical progression of Chapter President Training. All the while, behind the scenes, she's organizing the Colorado contingent for the International Convention in Austin the very next month. She's another picture of a true leader; leading, following, organizing, creating!
Most of us know that our Omega State Corresponding Secretary, Memory Lamfers, takes copious notes at meetings by recording and then transcribing. And we've seen a bit of her other side when she leads us in yoga. But this conference showed us even more facets of Memory as she taught us the Making Choices curriculum and read us her recently published children's' book Yogi. Talk about modeling leadership in all dimensions!
Of course, there's Omega State Webmaster and Editor, Nancy Scofield who, with Beta Chapter President Pam Salas, her co-sponsor of the conference, traded in their left-brain leadership styles to create beautiful favors and baskets for us. And, there's Alpha Iota Chapter President, Cela Varosy, who quietly worked behind the scenes to create table decor for the Fall Board Meeting and certificates for conference but then publically gave us a breakout session on The Speed of Trust.
And then there's you and me. We lead; we follow. We use our right brains and then our left brains--sometimes both at the same time! I love this about DKG--how leading lets us grow personally and try new ways of thinking about leadership! I invite you to think of leaders in your chapter who lead well and follow well, who create and add and share their awesome leadership styles with you. And then I invite you to write about them. Photograph them. Share their stories on our website Travels, Toddlers, and Tidbits section and in Omega Peaks. I invite you to join me in celebrating those who model for us how to lead. . .and how to follow.