Thursday, January 31, 2013

The 7 Traits of Effective Leaders

7 Traits, 7 Arrows. Coincidence? I think not!
From our well-versed leadership aficionados in RLI, here is Chesapeake Region Regional Coordinator Bob Stallworth sharing the 7 Traits of Effective Leaders:  
  1. … Make others feel important 
  2. … Promote a vision
  3. … Follow the golden rule
  4. … Admit mistakes
  5. … Criticize others only in private
  6. … Stay close to the action
  7. … Make a game out of competition
From -- Linda Wedeen, SVP, Strategic Marketing, First Community Bank, Albuquerque, NM; in New Mexico Business Weekly (October 13-19, 2006) – page 3 of “Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Business Review”

Monday, January 28, 2013

RLI Annual Meeting Photos

Zone 33 RLI Annual Meeting & Faculty Training in Cary, NC - January 18-20, 2013.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

RLI Annual Meeting Weather

FRI. 1/18 7am UPDATE, No snow accumulation in Cary overnight. Front has moved off the coast, and dry weather today. Use caution in driving this morning as temperatures are near freezing, and water on the road may refreeze. 2 hour delay in many schools today based on refreezing. All NC major roads are open and traffic is moving according to NC DOT. Temperatures are lower and accumulation a bit higher north and west of Cary, and icy around the Greensboro area. By mid-morning temperatures will be well above freezing and traffic conditions should be normal.  

THURS. 1/17 10pm UPDATE. It is currently snowing in Cary, NC but it is supposed to be a very limited, overnight event. We expect to meet as scheduled. We will update this site on conditions by 7:30am on Friday January 18, 2013. Please drive carefully and we will see you tomorrow!

Charleston RLI

Here is an opportunity to enjoy both the meaningful discussions at a Rotary Leadership Institute Event and one of the most visited cities in the United Sates, Charleston, SC. This RLI Event is more than just the program; it is a weekend of activities which can be enjoyed by Rotarians and their spouses.
 The weekend will start at the Citadel Parade Ground with their week-ending parade. Marching Cadets, cannon fire and marshall music are part of the parade. That evening there will be a dinner at the hotel. It will include a gourmet seafood buffet, a full salad bar, a beef carving station and a dessert table. Dinner will start at 6:00 PM. Faculty, Rotarians and quests are invited. Cost is $34 per person. On Saturday morning, spouses and guests are invited to participate in a walking tour of historic Charleston.
 We have blocked off rooms at the Town and Country Inn in Charleston at a price of $99. The social hour and dinner will also be held at this hotel. Telephone the hotel directly for room reservations (843) 571-1000 or (800) 334-6600. The deadline for booking rooms at this price is February 1, 2013

So mark your calendars February 23rd or better yet go to and register for a great weekend. Contact Ellison or Raffia Smith, District 7770 District Co-Chairs with questions, (843-347-1020.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker - Donna Hall

Donna Hall
We are please to have with us during the RLI Annual Meeting Opening Plenary Session, Friday, January 18, 2013 Development Consultant and Trainer Donna Hall from Raleigh as our Keynote Presenter.      

Donna will lead the group on the topic of Shifting from Problems to Positivity: Appreciative Inquiry Leadership.  Improving production and performance is traditionally based on a deficiency model which asks, “What’s wrong?” The organization then eliminates what’s going badly. Appreciative Inquiry – its near-opposite – is an asset-based approach which asks “What’s going well?” The organization then increases these positive aspects. This shift has to come from optimistic leadership geared toward positive inquiry, open dialogue and collaboration which brings out the best in people.

In this participative presentation, Donna will explain the process of Appreciative Inquiry and how it can be implemented at your workplace and in other organizations.

Donna is President of Organizational Training Services, Inc. and an Associate with Raleigh Consulting Group with over 20 years as an organizational development consultant and trainer. She works nationally with a broad spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, government and non-profits. Her areas of expertise include leadership and team development, strategic planning, reorganizations, communication, conflict resolution and assessment delivery. She specializes in the role of facilitator at high-level meetings and retreats.

Donna is committed to volunteer work and has held a variety of positions with Cancer Centers of North Carolina, Hospice of Wake County, American Red Cross, Wake Educational Partnership and Rex Hospital.

Annual Meeting Update

The RLI Annual Meeting EVENT AGENDA has been posted.

Registration closes Friday, January 11, 2013 at midnight. We are close to capacity. REGISTER NOW.

The reserved block at the hotel has expired, but they still have rooms available at a favorable rate, as of the time of this post. Click here for event and hotel information.

Fantastic Food Venues. FRIDAY is RLI favorite Tony's Oyster Bar & Grill. SATURDAY is the award winning Chef's Palette Restaurant. Live Entertainment and RLI Socials both nights. WOW!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Latest RLI International Bulletin Available

Quote of the Month: 

"The mark of a civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind." 

Felix Frankfurter, former Justice of the United States Supreme Court and Harvard Law School Professor. He graduated Harvard Law School in the Class of 1906.

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