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Leadership that Starts at Home

You have a voice. So does Ana. This is her Y. Her words. Her story. 

When we picture leaders, we tend to imagine them in politics or in the business setting, maybe in the schools or at universities or in the sports fields… But do we ever think of the home as a place that needs leaders as well?  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, Education, Volunteer, volunteerism, social responsibility, action, career, communication, advice, the y, YMCA, blog, social media

What Do You Look for in a New Leader?

The YMCA of the USA recently named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Welcoming a new leader is something most people in the work force are familiar with and have witnessed at least once. For the Y in particular, what traits and characteristics do you think an individual needs to lead our organization? Whethere you're a member, a volunteer, donor, or staff person, what does it take to be a leader in the 21st century?

 

 

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Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, CEO, President, Kevin Washington, Boston, Chicago, YMCA of the USA, Y-USA, Leadership, 21st century, Millennials, Generation X, Generation Y, the y, YMCA

The Trouble with Assumptions

As I walked into the mom’s group I attend twice a month, I noticed there was a new mom at the refreshment table. After talking for a few minutes, she told the rest of us that she was the mother of a 6-week-old. She looked amazing! She had a flat stomach and far less eye bags than I remembered having. [Insert jealousy here.] "You don't look like you just had a baby!" I exclaimed. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, motherhood, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, Love, Newborn, Adoption, Fostering, pregnancy, Sacrifice, Teaching

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