The Cassville Democrat offers coverage of Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff's speech at Saturday night's Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet:
Dr. Huff ended his address with several inspirational lessons he learned in the tornado's aftermath:
* The relationships developed today are the relationships that may be needed to survive tomorrow.
* Find something to celebrate every day. Short-term wins become a symbol of progress and hope.
* The work that is done to develop system-wide leadership capacity pays dividends in a crisis. Anyone can step up as a leader.
* If you have hired well, never underestimate the ability of the leadership team.