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Leadership goal of organization

What is leadership? It can be defined several different ways based on the circumstance, but one constant is that the person needs to have a unique ability to move forward and have a keen understanding while providing guidance to others. While it is a part of the team, a leader does not simply direct others but helps them understand why and be an example to those around you.

That is the same thing that Leadership Tri-State tries to accomplish. I was fortunate to be asked to join the organization not long after accepting the position as general manager at The Tribune.

Founded a quarter century ago, the organization looks to enhance and bring together those from the Ironton, Ashland, and Huntington areas who want to expand their knowledge base, grow as a professional, and become or increase their abilities as a leader.

The organization is currently accepting applications for the next class that will begin in late April and run through November. The deadline for applications is April 11.

I encourage anyone in the Tri-State who is in a leadership role, aspires to be a leader, simply enhance their skill set, or build relationships with other professionals to participate. This is a great way to develop those skills and possibly bring a fresh approach to your industry.

Although they are young ladies, I try to teach those same principles to the softball team I coach. It is important for them not only to learn this at a young age, but it helps build character that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

Ultimately, the leaders of the region will help form the future of business in the Tri-State and beyond. The ability to learn, adapt, and overcome obstacles is something we face each day in business and in our personal lives. Many times, we use those experiences for ourselves but also to help others avoid the mistakes we have made. Conversely, we take those experiences and help those with what worked well.

There are so many wonderful organizations in our Tri-State; I encourage those who can to be involved in their community. It can simply be the local Little League or a civic organization, but as we work together; the region will again prosper.

To apply for the class or get more information about Leadership Tri-State, you can visit http://www.leadershiptristate.org/index.html


Josh Morrison is the general manager at The Tribune. To reach him, call 740-532-1441 ext. 16 or by email at josh.morrison@irontontribune.com.