Last month we had our Annual Executive Luncheon at The Ledges; the turnout was amazing! Almost every member had representation and half of our member firms attended the meeting. EWI Corporate Board President, Ronwyn Anderson, and our Corporate Board Regional Liaison, Dianne Luckett, also attended.
Laura L. Huckabee-Jennings, President of Transcend spoke on the concept of saying “no”. She discussed that we need to spend our time on things that match our values, the things that are important during our current stage of life and say “no” to the things that take our time and our focus away from the important things. She also discussed how to focus our attention on the opportunities that align with our values. I believe that this program spoke to everyone in the room. In today’s fast paced society it is important to remember that it is not a bad thing to say “no” sometimes!
Ronwyn Anderson and Dianne Luckett both spoke to us about the value of EWI and where their passion for the organization comes from. It was great to hear all of the things they love about EWI and to see some of the things they have gained from EWI in action; like overcoming the fear of speaking in public to being able to speak to hundreds of EWI members at LCAM. Dianne and Ronwyn also spoke about the wonderful things offered to each member firm through the EWI Corporate office and website. I am frequently on the EWI website and have found great information (and September 2014 | Vol. 14, No. 09 it’s not all just about EWI). I recently found an article about traits of outstanding leaders. Here is the link – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/29/what-leaders-do_n_5233634.html.
I encourage you to take some time, explore and use the resources that your EWI membership makes available to you and your company. Read the article above, explore the website, sign up for the webinars and share it all with your co-workers and Executives. Use your EWI membership to the fullest!
President, EWI of Huntsville