My late grandmother, two aunts and my uncle all spent their careers in education. They absolutely loved teaching. I have asked each of them what they loved most about teaching and their answers were virtually the same: “there’s nothing like seeing light bulbs go off in kids heads when they learn and there’s nothing like helping kids reach their potential.” Talk about a noble cause for your work!!!
That’s why I’m so excited about Lead2Feed, which is now the largest and most successful leadership and service program in middle and high schools in the Unites States. The curriculum teaches your students how to lead and serve, and we all know the world will be a better place with more servant leaders. We also know that these skills are not being taught in most schools today which is why we created the initiative.
It is so exciting for me to talk to students who tell me that this program has changed their lives and has given them even more belief in what is possible in their future. They take so much pride in not only learning leadership skills but also learning the joy of giving and serving others who are less fortunate. It’s so gratifying to hear teachers tell me the stories about the many students who have blossomed by realizing they can use their God given skills to have such a positive impact on others. We are excited that students can now register on Lead2Feed.org and have access to the lessons to be leaders for life!
As you probably know, Lead2Feed is based on the leadership program I taught in my company for 15 years to over 4,000 team members, and the process is codified in my book Taking People With You. A side benefit to me was that every time I taught it I became a better leader. It reminded me of the important principles of taking people with you and the importance of walking the talk. I think you’d agree, once you teach people how to do something right, you had better practice what you preach. That really kept me focused on being the best possible leader and person I could be. Sometimes, as I taught the program, I would hear what I just said and think, “oh my goodness, I sure didn’t do that today” and other times I’d think, “I did that and boy did it work, so keep on keeping on.” Either way, I constantly benefited from teaching Taking People With You. It made my associates better leaders and it made me a better leader too.
Thank you for committing to teach Lead2Feed. Do it for your students. Do it for yourself. And do it for others in need.