Alan Clark of the Franklin County A.M. Rotary Club leads a discussion concerning leadership with the 27 members of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Franklin County Class of 2019. Entitled “The Leadership Initiative,” the ideas presented were developed by Clark and other members of the A.M. Club. The workshop kicks off the Leadership Class each year, and has done so for the past five years.
“We try to make it participative, and learn so much ourselves about leadership from the class discussions,” said Clark. “The new ideas are used to update the presentation each year. “
From research Clark conducted about leadership beginning in 1998, he published The Leadership Initiative two years ago with input from Rotarians Dr. Brad Schapiro, Dr. Garrett Orr, the late Burl Hiles and others. “Leadership is an evolving concept that has an everday affect on our lives,” he added. “We take into consideration several different leadership styles and have participants discuss their own theories of leadership, as well. Hopefully, they come away with a better understanding of the dynamics of leadership and their own philosophy of it. “
Dr. Alan Clark is currently an Affiliate Broker with Lynch-Rigsby Realty and Auction and the editorial writer for the Herald-Chronicle. He is retired from the US Army where he achieved the rank of Colonel and is also retired from Education holding a Doctorate in Education Administration from UTK, and has worked at all levels from Kindergarten through Graduate School, in public and private environments, and in both military and civilian. The Leadership Initiative is available for any organization that desires to understand how to meet the challenges of change in the 21st Century.
Interested organizations may contact Clark on his website alclarkvoice.com, or by calling 931-691-1452. The Franklin County A.M. Rotary meets Thursdays at 7:00 am at SUNRISE The Breakfast Place in Decherd. The public is always invited to attend.
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