Steven Covey, in his book Principle-Centered Leadership, stated “I believe the idea ‘I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves’”.
Our chapters are guided and governed by just such a set of proven principles. These surface in the form of values, ideas, norms, and teachings that uplift, ennoble, fulfill, empower, and inspire people. Leaders who use this model transform their chapters and members by communicating vision, clarifying purposes, making behavior match stated belief, and aligning procedures with principles, roles, and goals. There is an old proverb which states, “Where there is no vision, people perish.” That is because where there is no vision, the people select goals and begin pursuing them before they define their mission and clarify their values. We must come together each week to help each other life healthier lives. We provide accountability, sound knowledge, time to discuss challenges and share successes and recognize accomplishments.
Every member has a responsibility to contribute to this purpose. We view people as the most valuable assets and resource of our organization. Each person is recognized as capable of immense achievement and contribution. Lead with the firm conviction that everyone’s contribution is necessary and important to achieve greatness.
I care, Barb