"Voice of Tomorrow's Lion Leaders" Chartered: June 6, 1995
THE YEAR "2000" and BEYOND. . .
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF,
|THE YEAR 2000 and BEYOND...
by Lion Jerold H. Sakoda
|HOW DO YOU HELP YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR EMPLOYER, YOUR FRIENDS???|
|By being the "best" you
were meant to be... a "Leader of Positive Influence."
You see, we live in an age of great and rapid changes in which the real
deficit in business, government, nonprofit, sports, marriage, family,
etc., is Leaders, not workers! Yet, wherever you look today, you
can see smart, talented, dedicated people who go only so far in their
endeavors because of the limitation they placed on their leadership.
Inherently, there is a danger that persons in leadership position may
fail to be adequately responsive. The danger is the creeping discord
that overtakes individuals whom, little by little, loses a commanding
grip on their purpose and their future. The problems are multifaceted
and the problems affect us all. Fortunately, the majority of them can
still grow, develop, and become effective leaders.
In the new millennium our community will need more global thinkers, more unity in a purpose, an aroused generation of participants and more leaders with clear vision. And whether you and I choose to agree or not, the "key" for success in the new millennium will be the position-holding leader's "ability to lead others successfully" because it is not the organizational entity that increases its services, but it is the "caring" by people in it that can. "Everything rises on effective leadership, or falls from the lack of it." So, being a leader of positive influence to meet this challenge can neither be ignored nor avoided because there can be no real success without successors.
|A "LEADER OF POSITIVE INFLUENCE|
|Just what is meant by being a
"leader of positive influence?"
Leader of positive influence are people who acknowledge that if they really want to work and live in a healty and successful environment they must develop other leaders around them. They form leadership teams; they find ways to communicate and cooperate; they bring "caring and sharing" people into the workplace or organization and help them to develop as leaders who, in turn, can produce other leaders of positive influence.
They are not necessarily people in high-profile occupation. If your life in any way is in contact with other people, you are a person of influence. Everything you do and say as a worker, a manager, an executive, a parent, or a member in a sports team has an impact on the lives of other people. Even if you have had a begative effect on others in the past, you can turn that around and make your impact a positive one when you connect with leaders of positive influence.
So, if you're just beginning your professional career, connect with leaders who understand your circumstances and appreciate your potential value - the members of the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club.
If you are a manager or executive who want to truly be a leader of positive influence, you need to connect with other leaders of positive influence - the members of the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club, and with members of our International Association of Lions Clubs.
If you own a business, or want the organization of your employ to grow, you need to develop a team of leaders of positive influence around you - you can't do it alone. Even if the "key" people in your employ or group have had negative effect on others in the past, you can turn that around and make their impact a positive one by having them connect with leaders who understand your need - the members of the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club.
If you're slready a seasoned leader of leaders in your own right, we truly need your help to help us develop more successful teams of leaders to better serve society. It was Henry J. Kaiser who once said: "Love people and serve them." Mr Kaiser was an outstanding man, not because he was rich. But he was rich because he was outstanding in character and philosophy.
Or, if your desire is simply to help others who are not so priviledge, or you want to serve them solely because you care, the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club needs you the most. Ours is a meaningful humanitarian service - a journey toward peace, happiness, and prosperity through the enrichment of other people's lives.
|WAIKIKI 2000 LIONS - WHO WE ARE|
|Members of the Waikiki 2000 Lions Club are
of both gender from a broad cross-section of occupations and
professions. Our growing membership is mostly newly introduced members
to the cause of Lionism, younger professionals with a modern generation
time-frame and mindset, and other seasoned leaders of positive
influence. Our most notable members are Past District Governor (State
of New York) Lion Harry Cooper who personally worked with Lion
Melvin Jones, the founder of the International Association of Lions
Clubs, to expand the cause of peace throughout the world; Lion Jim
Nabors (of Gomer Pyle fame"); Lion Terry Waite (a peace advocate),
and Lion George Ariyoshi (former Governor of the State of Hawaii).
They embrace a value system that we can best change or strengthen
ourselves through free association, fellowship and cooperative guidance
from and between one another. They have a multitude of knowledge and
know-how ro "share" vecause they "care."
Our members subscribe to doing more than simply planning fund raising, membership raising and the allocation of our limited and financial resource demanded by the times. We subscribe to the legitimate and overriding concern for our fellow members - the life's problems each member face or will face, and the means for seeing beyond their current circumstances.
We also subscribe to the principle that our alloted "volunteer" time for performing community service is a limited comodity and we are entitled to consideration and a helping hand from others. We see pluralism in the involvement of hundreds of capable but busy people - investing just a few hours of their valuable time each year - and the care in selecting meaningful projects as a value to be prized. Of greater importance, we respect the Universal Law of all human laws: "As ye sow, so will ye reap in kind!"
|THE BOTTOM LINE............MAKING A DIFFERENCE|
|The bottom line is that the community's
real need is leaders! It is crying out for leaders. And although every
person is a leader to a certain degree because everyone influences
someone, not everyone will become a great leader, but everyone can
beocme a better leader. Those who seek and demonstrate this
ability will be a priceless asset to any family or organization.
Moreover, because a good oragnization is always greater than the sum of
its parts, having "teams" of leaders further increases
So make a difference to your own well-being, to those important to you, and to those around you. Be the "best" you were created to be!!! You too will "reap" the greatest single reward any person can receive - to have those you influence say that they are a better person, a better parent, a better citizen, a better worker, a better producer of "your" positive influence. Connect with Waikiki 2000's "Leaders of Influence"