Leadership Academy
A Powerful & Unique Way to Develop Leaders at All levels 

ar HCE Leader,

Welcome to the 2013-2014 HCE Leadership Academy (HCLA)!

During this fourteen (14) month program, you can look forward to an informative, practical and action-packed experience -- preparing you to fulfill your management and leadership roles even more effectively.

The HCE Academy provides an opportunity to build your management and leadership skills, to think about yourself in new ways, to define precisely what you want to achieve as a leader -- and to ultimately work differently, not just harder, to achieve your leadership goals, responsibilities and demands.

While critical for the Holy Cross organization, this Academy will extend far beyond the boundaries of this organization. Of equal importance in this process is the focus on your individual and unique leadership journey which goes beyond Holy Cross Energy -- and into your community, family, church, schools, and other organizations.

Here's to the leadership journey!  Read on...


Holy Cross Energy is committed to providing its members with the best possible services at a reasonable and competitive cost consistent with sound business and environmental practices.

Building a culture of excellence to support achievement of the HCE Mission - and the ultimate performance, sustainability and health of the HCE organization:

We will move forward together through a shared direction, leadership and empowerment at all levels, alignment of action, respect, pride, trust and enjoyment.

The Holy Cross culture will bring out the best of every employee in service of excellence for our members, our communities and our organization.

Integrity • Accountability • Respect
Teamwork • Safety • Service
Leadership at All Levels

There is no more important challenge that we face than to accept responsibility for not only what we are, but also what we can be.
- David McNally

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
- Peter Drucker

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
- Jim Rohn

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel.  If people believe in themselves it's amazing what they can accomplish.
- Sam Walton

It is with heavy heart that we find ourselves saying goodbye to Larry Shaffer, a great friend, leader and stellar leadership-program participant. Larry will be enormously missed by all.

"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

“Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."
- Richard Bach