Tag: Leadership

Great Minds Don't Just Think Alike...

... they stick to a daily routine. Apparently, When Mozart wasn't writing masterpieces, he was giving music lessons during the day. Freud, no suprise here, treated patients. And Pablo Picasso famously said, "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, creativity, genius, discipline, determination, artists, writers, musicians, poets, arts, humanities, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, teens, college students, emerging leaders, the y, YMCA

Finish What You Started

Over on our runner's blog, Coach Tony Van D would probably give you the following advice: If you start a race, finish it. We happen to know this is good advice - take for instance, Mamie who would argue it's not how fast you run the race but that you finish at all. We love that. As such, crossing the finish could also apply to everything else in life, especially when we, young leaders, seem to be part of the "Now" generation: Instant access. Instant feedback. Instant gratification. At the Y, we hear some of our members' best traits are being nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming. But what about being determined? more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, determined, determination, now, patience, accomplishment, goals, celebration, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Race, finish line, the y, YMCA

Keep on Learning

One of the most impactful lessons that I have learned as a young leader is; you are never done learning. There have been many influential leaders in the world that have advice for young leaders like me. Here are some quotes that I have around my office and house that inspire me to continue learning and growing as a leader everyday: more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, inspiration, Education, Leadership, learning, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, the y, YMCA, world service, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, Boulder, influence, motivation

Helping Each Other Out

fashioncurves a.k.a Lisa recently posted this message to our Forum boards: "Need a work out partner." We love seeing when friends from around the country help each other out, especially alyssav1982 and our very own Y storyteller, Leslie Hejnal (who has an amazing story herself!). As young leaders, it's important to build communities both on and offline. Take a moment to browse through our forums and - if you have a chance - show a little support for Lisa/fashioncurves and post whatever's on your mind too. 

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Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, social media, forums, online, Internet, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, advice, suggestions, help, Community, neighbors, assistance, the y, YMCA

Spirit + Mind + Body

I'm the Healthy Living Director at the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA in Lexington, KY. Worked with the Y for five years in both as a part-time and full-time employee.  When not working or hanging out with my wife, I can be found swimming, cycling or running—all things healthy. This is my Y. My words. My advice for you.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, healthy living, fitness, Livestrong, cancer, chronic disease, spirit, mind, body, physical, spiritual, healthy

We're Bringing Our Message to the Table

Even though it's a little bit scary, Seth's embracing the idea of talking to crowds of hundreds. Follow this young leader to State Assembly where he's meeting with other delegates to exchange ideas and stand up for their beliefs. This is his Y. His camera. His storymore

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Florida, Tampa, youth and government, Leadership, government, legislature, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, the y, YMCA

Hashtag of the Week: #Volunteer

It's the promise we make: to deliver positive, personal, and social change to our communities. There are over 500,000 of us at Ys across the country. So, this week, we salute you and the work you're doing to give back and support your neighbors. #ymca #volunteer more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, volunteerism, volunteers, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, social change, Community, neighbors, social responsibility, give back

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