The Meaning and Satisfaction of Community Engagement for Senior Sage Leaders

Gary Quehl September 5, 2013 0
The Meaning and Satisfaction of Community Engagement for Senior Sage Leaders

Gary Quehl and William Bergquist

My civic involvements feed my spirit. Senior Sage Leader

As with emerging sages, those experiences that provide seniors with most meaning and satisfaction are organizational achievement and success, assisting others, helping to improve the community, teamwork, and personal and professional growth. In addition, some senior sages identify giving recognition to others as being highly meaningful.

Organizational Achievement and Success

Among the many achievements and successes of senior sages are communicating their organization’s story to the community, achieving fund raising objectives, implementing and tracking performance of a strategic plan against goals, running successful special events, creating a new business and then finding an adequate location for its operation, achieving significant artistic quality and audience appreciation, filling downtown retail spaces, shifting the governing board from being an advisory agency to a corporate entity, weathering a host of problems, and producing a successful turn-around:

What is most satisfying to me these days is sitting in a meeting and listening to others talk about the organization, and reflecting on our accomplishments to date. And musing about all of the wonderful new things that are on the drawing board.

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