From the March 2016 issue of The Rotarian
I believe I am safe in assuming that most of you are not regular readers of the Journal of Leadership Studies. Nor that you had the pleasure of perusing the article in that magazine’s Winter 2014 issue titled “Followership in Leadership Studies: A Case of Leader-Follower Trade Approach.” To save you the trouble, let me summarize the argument put forward by the author, Petros G. Malakyan:
While an abundance of research is devoted to leaders – an entire literature, in fact –almost nothing is written about followers.
The reason for this is not particularly elusive. From presidents to mob bosses, from generals to drug lords, we love narratives that center on figures who hold, or aspire to hold, absolute power.
Illustration by Bjorn Rune Lie
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow.
The only way that we can grow is if we change.
The only way that we can change is if we learn.
The only way we can learn is if we are exposed.
And the only way that we can become exposed
is if we throw ourselves out into the open.
- C. JoyBell C.
Once each month or so the Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club distributes gently used magazines to the waiting rooms of the local hospital, and once every few months we go to Convenient Care.
Club members, friends, relatives, fellow workers, neighbors, etc. donate their magazines to our Club at the Royal Court. Frank Smith is the leader of the Magazine Gang. He gathers them up every week, and then when he determines that we have enough, he picks a date that we will meet at the hospital.
Frank will announce the date at our meetings and also sends out an email for everyone to join if they can.
ROTARY DISTRICT 7170
JUNE 28 - JULY 3, 2015
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. It emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth for the exceptional young men and women who are selected to participate.
RYLA is one of the best and most effective programs run by Rotary clubs around the world. The first RYLA session was held in 1959 in Queensland, Australia. Planned around Queensland's centennial, it proved to be a extraordinarily successful event. Annual sessions took place in following years. And then the good news spread throughout the worldwide Rotary Community.
RYLA came to District 7170 in the early 1980s, and a week-long conference was held at Golden Valley Sports Camp in Sidney, NY in the early years. Now it’s based on the SUNY Oneonta campus in Oneonta, New York. This coming summer's program will be District 7170's 33rd annual event.
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