Barry Rassin’s speech to the International Assembly was about Inspiration. And it worked, at least for me! I frankly had despaired of ever hearing such a speech again from a RI President. He said what to me is obvious: that leadership’s first duty is to inspire and motivate Rotarians, to touch their hearts and minds with the zeal of the Rotary Movement. He reminded all of Rotary of who we are as Rotarians, and why we join together under the banner of Service Above Self. Continue reading “My Reaction to RIPE Barry Rassin’s Speech to the International Assembly”
Trying to inspire people is work. And it is a skill not all people possess equally. Yes, anyone can inspire another by something they do or say. But what Rassin is calling for is the conscious acceptance of this task and the deliberate effort to be inspirational.