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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership- Faith Based, Leadership Driven

By: Steve Proctor
April 10th, 2019

As a teenager I began working as an orderly on a medical surgical floor in a Sister’s of Mercy Hospital in Port Huron Michigan. At that time I knew nothing about the corporate structure of organizations and the difference between working in a for profit or not-for-profit environment.

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Reflections on Leadership: Under Observation

By: Steve Proctor
March 6th, 2019

In my youth it was not uncommon for me to do something a few blocks from my home (like riding my bicycle in traffic) only to discover that someone had called my mom to report my misbehavior in a matter of minutes.

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Reflections on Leadership: Finding a Portable Passion

By: Steve Proctor
February 20th, 2019

As I write this Reflection it is 4 degrees outside my home in Central Pennsylvania.  In this frigid environment my thoughts return to my childhood in Port Huron, Michigan where these temperatures were more common.  It is still cold there, but not as cold as I remember it to be as a child.

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Reflections on Leadership- Happy New Year

By: Steve Proctor
January 10th, 2019

“Happy New Year!” is the standard greeting that is exchanged in the first few days of January. We all wish the best for our friends and family in the months ahead – that they will experience happiness and good health.

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Reflections on Leadership: Search for Humility

By: Steve Proctor
December 13th, 2018

Of all of the virtues associated with leadership, humility is the most underappreciated. Books are written about courageous leaders throughout history. Great intellect is cited as essential for visionary leadership in uncertain times. Honesty and integrity, both fundamental to effective leadership, take center stage whenever there is an ethical collapse in the corporate, religious, and governmental arenas. Creativity and innovation are both exciting leadership characteristics that are highly desired. Stories of compassionate and sensitive leaders warm our hearts. 

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Reflections on Leadership: Creating Community

By: Steve Proctor
November 15th, 2018

Like many other faith based not-for-profit senior care providers, creating a sense of community is a central feature of Presbyterian Senior Living’s mission. Our mission statement references creating “vibrant, compassionate and supportive communities” as the primary way we “promote wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.”

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