LDI 25th Anniversary Leadership Insights: Pat Hopper

Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? How do you apply this in your daily life as a leader in the workplace? Adaptive Leadership. Building partnerships based on trust and accountability in order to understand and empathize with the ... Read More »
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LDI 25th Anniversary Leadership Insights: Sarah Norton

Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? I believe a leader should exhibit consistent behavior every day – your team cannot perform well if they don’t know “which Sarah” is going to be at work that day. How do you a... Read More »
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LDI 25TH Anniversary Leadership Insights: Harold Collins

  Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? I listen to the experts. At this level, I consider the directors to be experts in their field. I listen to them, and they offer their best. I also remind everyone that everyone in the room is... Read More »
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Cheers to 25 Years of LDI

Thank you to Michelle and Bill Dunavant for hosting the LDI 25th Anniversary party at Foxfield on October 22, 2022.  It was a beautiful afternoon and everyone who attended enjoyed reconnecting with former classmates and meeting graduates from other class. We are also grateful for our 25th ... Read More »
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LDI 25th Anniversary Leadership Insights: Kevin McEniry

Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? How do you apply this in your daily life as a leader in the workplace? "I believe it is important to know both your strengths and weaknesses. Once you have identified each of these, focus your e... Read More »

LDI 25th Anniversary Leadership Insights: Tannera George Gibson

    Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? "Listen and respect those that report to you. By that I mean, receive input from every level, appreciate that you may not have every skill set, letting people shine where they&rs... Read More »

2022 Educators of Excellence

New Memphis knows that great leadership is needed in every corner of our community — from the board room to the classroom. Educators are essential leaders in our community as their impact and investment is critical to our city’s future success. In addition to our programming for ... Read More »
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LDI 25th Anniversary Leadership Insights - Chandell Ryan

Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? How do you apply this in your daily life as a leader in the workplace? Approachability is a key characteristic of a successful leader. The team must believe you are genuinely interested in their suc... Read More »

LDI 25th Anniversary Leadership Insights - Cindy Brewer

Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? How do you apply this in your daily life as a leader in the workplace? The key to being a successful leader is to be an ardent listener, fierce cheerleader, and a “WE” leader. Leaders sh... Read More »
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LDI 25th Anniversary Leadership Insights - Calvin Anderson

Above all else, what do you believe is one key characteristic that makes a successful leader? I would say diligence and focus. How do you apply this in your daily life as a leader in the workplace? I have applied this in the workplace by setting specific goals and tasks, and by makin... Read More »
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