Be like a duck

Jean Lee

Jean Lee (IL '12) client and community relations coordinator, PNC Bank

Ignite Louisville 2012 December program day with Norton Healthcare

Have you ever been told “Be like a duck! Stay calm on the surface but paddle like crazy underneath!” Our opening activity of the Ignite Louisville December program day was to identify the qualities that a duck possesses that could relate to leadership. It was a fun and interesting exercise to identify leadership qualities such as adaptability and resiliency. Lead by Al Cornish, chief learning officer at Norton Healthcare, this activity kicked off an entire day of focusing on our own personal leadership skills and competencies. If you ever have an opportunity to sit in a class taught by Al, I highly recommend it. Al’s teaching style is so engaging and entertaining that you won’t even realize that you are learning!

One of the most interesting parts of our day was when we heard Lynnie Meyer’s leadership story. Her journey is an incredible one with so many twists and turns. As a young professional it is always inspiring to hear from leaders in our community who have hit crossroads in their careers and have landed on their feet. She also talked about being passionate and dedicated but also striving for life balance. Our December program day held at Norton Healthcare was exciting, insightful and stimulating and I look forward to our future program days.

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