Planting Seeds

Jan Baldwin Conference, Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy Of Leadership®

By Jan Baldwin, LL ‘14, gcLi Scholar ‘21, Middle School Dean of Students and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Stuart Country Day School (NJ) There is a Proverb that I admire: ”The one who plants trees, knowing that they will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” My week …

Lead First by Listening, Then by Doing

Emily Ihrke Girls Leadership, Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy Of Leadership®

By Emily Ihrke, LL’15, gcLi Scholar ‘21, Co-Coordinator, PK12 Ethical Leadership Program at University School of Milwaukee (WI) Twice now, on the last night of the Leadership Lab, I’ve listened as Jim Carney has sounded the chime. The entire group has walked away from each other, outward from the circle, and I’ve felt my sandaled feet, wet from the grass. …

The World Needs Us

Emily Ihrke Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy of Leadership® Questionnaire, Student Leadership

By Emily Ihrke, LL’15, gcLi Scholar ‘21, Co-Coordinator, PK12 Ethical Leadership Program at University School of Milwaukee (WI) As a little girl I was painfully shy. Cling-to-my-mother’s-skirt, stomach-ache shy. I couldn’t stand to have people look me in the eyes, and I hated to be away from my parents. Pre-school was sort of OK, and kindergarten, too, because it was …