Successful Leaders Show Up

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Have you heard the phrase, “the first secret of successful leadership is showing up”? It’s really no secret. Showing up enhances knowledge and perspective, and it shows one cares.

I am reminded of this phrase when considering the school board candidates. Two of the candidates, Jan Vickers and Peggy Wolff, show up. Jan has been a thoughtful member of the school board for many years. Peggy has been a leader in PTA and SchoolPower. I have served with both Jan and Peggy on numerous education committees since my sons (the youngest is now a LBHS senior) were young. By showing up, it’s clear to me, Jan and Peggy understand the needs and goals of our schools, and they care deeply about our students and families.


Lynn Gregory, Laguna Beach

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