2012 Resolutions, 2 of 10
Two years ago, I blogged about ten resolutions for 2011, and posted the entry on the bulletin board behind my desk so I could stare at it all year long. One year ago, I blogged about how I did on these ten resolutions. In sum: some B’s, some C’s, and (gulp) some D’s. As for this year (and as for next year, let’s roll over these resolutions and see how I do in 2013):
2. Civic – join one or two more boards.
This is a tough balance between wanting to get more involved from a professional development standpoint and needing to prune down so as not to burn out. I am termed out of being an elder at my church. I was supposed to be termed out at The Enterprise Center but my former boss snookered me into staying on with a new title, Director Emeritus, and also tasked me to chair a new Board Development Committee (and somehow convinced me that I was excited about all this). I continue to be involved at Spruce Hill Community Association (board member) and Fels Institute of Government (instructor, 75th anniversary host committee member, alumni leadership council member). I actually declined a board seat at another local non-profit but plan to revisit the invitation in a year. And I picked up a bunch of one-off service opportunities. All in all, I’m happy with my commitments but always open to new ways to serve. Grade: B.