|Mrs Luxbacher, the first guest speaker for the Highlands School Leadership Forum.|
May 14, 2008. Irving, Texas. The Highlands School has
launched a Catholic Leadership Forum to continue fostering the leadership
skills that are such an important part of the school’s
integral formation program. The forums are tailored to the specific
needs of boys and girls.
The first forum was held
for the high school girls on May 1st, featuring guest
speaker Mrs. Roberta Luxbacher, the General Manager of Corporate Planning
Mrs. Luxbacher spoke on the subject of executive leadership
and the Catholic faith. In her talk, she mentioned some
specific qualities that have helped her in her career and
life such as her faith, stress management, and various tips
for getting the most out of life and work.
genuinely interested in what you do,” she said. “Care about
people and the business you work for. Look, listen and
ask questions. Find out what you don’t know.”
faith, Mrs. Luxbacher commented that, “[You] have to be at
peace with God. My faith makes me a better person
and really, I don’t know how I would make it
without faith when things get tough.”
Lastly, Mrs. Luxbacher reminded the
girls that as women we can’t do it all. There
comes a time when you have to choose what is
most important to you.
“I thought I could do it
all, be a great Mom and wife, be great at
my job, volunteer, play the piano, etc. But you can’t
do it all. You have to choose and prioritize,” she
Executive Director John Borley said, “The Leadership Forum
allows our students to learn about the application of leadership
principles and traits through a variety of approaches, methods, and
personalities from leaders of all walks of life. We are
extremely fortunate to start off this series with a quality
leader like Ms. Luxbacher”.
The Highlands School plans to continue
the Leadership Forum with more speakers from the fields of
industry, education, government, the military, and the clergy.
The Highlands School implements the integral formation
program developed by the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi.
The Highlands educational program begins in Pre-K, and boys and
girls are taught in separate gender schools from Grades 4