The past two weeks I have been immersed in reading about the history of CCMU. Our organization started 15 years ago this month as a vision among a broad group of people who believed (according to our first conference program) we needed to start a conversation about “dealing with the problems and solutions to providing care to Colorado’s medically indigent population.”
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It is strange to me that a simple change of date can lead to so much reflection and renewal, yet I find myself entering 2012 with a sense of calm and a revived sense of optimism.
Leadership is something many, many books have been written about, but when it comes to applying it in real life…well, that’s a different story.
The day-to-day work of an advocacy organization is not glamorous. We don’t walk the red carpet to attend countless committee meetings nor do we have personal assistants to read and track all the rules and regulations.
Henry Ford is credited with saying, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” This quote resonates with me today for a few reasons.