By Message Staff
PINEVILLE – Whether in the office building or on the battlefield, proper leadership is vital to succeeding, Louisiana National Guard Major Adjunct General Glenn Curtis told a group of businessmen and women at the First Baptist Church in Pineville.
Curtis shared at the monthly First@First Business Leaders Luncheon March 5 how leadership skills influence his decisions leading more than 11,500 members serving in the Louisiana Army and Air National Guard. As Adjutant General, he is responsible for the deployment and coordination of programs, policies and plans affecting the members of the Guard.
“Leadership is key no matter what you go after, whether it’s a private business or running a church or running a military operation,” Curtis told the Baptist Message before his presentation. “Inside of that, being loyal is probably the most key attribute.”
Stewart Holloway, pastor of First Baptist, Pineville, was struck with the attitude of humility Curtis modeled during his presentation.
“My takeaway from Major Curtis’ talk was as much from what he didn’t say as what he said,” Holloway said. “It is evident that Major Curtis is an excellent example of a humble, effective leader. We can be proud that he is responsible for the thousands of families whose lives are invested in the Louisiana National Guard.”
Sandy Gilliland, an assistant professor at Louisiana State University at Alexandria, will be the speaker at the next First@First, April 2 at 11:45 a.m.
First@First is a ministry to the business leaders of central Louisiana. Launched in 2015, the purpose of the monthly luncheon is to provide principles for leadership as well as encouragement and motivation to area leaders.