A student of mine, who has been my regular discussant on the community nature of business, has just returned to his home to take charge of an educational institution. He participated in the group as a high school student and is looking forward to leading it. It gave him, and a large group of other students, a new perspective of themselves. It is clear that as a leader, he hopes to expand that role.
He’s going to an organization that is in pretty good shape. No debts. No major problems. He needs to update the group’s technology but that is a fairly trivial issue. Yet, he’s going into it with hope, with a desire to do something new, to do the kinds of things that were one important to him.