Reflections on Leadership
Growing up, I always viewed summer a special time for reflection and forward planning. In many ways, that is exactly what we are doing at Bethany as we continue to develop clear, consistent pathways designed to take each pillar of our strategic plan, Bethany Connect, and transform it into practice.
This past year, I have been honored to share an overview of each pillar through a series of video communications. However, for this next pillar, which focuses on leadership development, I asked our own Steve Thompson, director of athletics, to share thoughts on this critical element of the Bethany experience.
Steve joined us less than a year ago, but his words and those of the alumni featured in this month’s video reaffirm that this pillar is essential to our future success. I have often said that at Bethany, we don’t graduate students; we graduate leaders who have grown through athletics, the performing arts, team-building, and various classroom and extracurricular activities. Bethany Connect looks to expand our efforts in this area even more, and I am excited to see our plan come to life.
Thank you for continuing to engage in this journey that Bethany Connect is leading. I look forward to creating more future leaders in partnership with you.