As director of the West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Jann Hoke is responsible for training on issues related to equal opportunities and employment. She used to present a two-hour lecture on changes in the law and what’s new from the state Supreme Court and her office. The training is targeted to equal employment opportunity counselors, who may work in human resources or in another role for their agency. “In the past,” she said, “I’ve been very rigid about the way I presented the law and changes in the law. “Not only was it boring, but it wasn’t helping them do their job.” All of that changed last summer. Hoke was a 2013 Council of State Governments Toll Fellow and learned enough about herself through the leadership training to discover that she needed to change things. She thought her leadership style was more free, “more loosey, goosey,” as she puts it. It turned out that her leadership fell more along the lines of a play-by-the-rules, more rigid style.