I will be honest with you from the beginning. I’m not a leadership expert. I haven’t written books on the subject and I haven’t spoken in front of thousands of people. Although I’m not an expert, leadership is a subject I’m truly passionate about, and I love sharing my thoughts with others.
Leaders can be natural-born, they can be taught and they can teach themselves. They can be young, middle-aged or old. They can lead school activities, start global companies or organize social movements.
Whether or not a person can be considered a leader depends on if they have a certain set of skills. Odds are if you’ve written a personal “elevator pitch” it contains something like excellent leadership skills. Those skills could include the ability to make great decisions (not just good ones), the ability to influence others and the ability to facilitate positive change. Keep in mind, that’s just a tiny sliver of the list of skills a true leader can have.
This blog will do three things for you. It will highlight leadership stories that can be found in the news (national or local), it will provide honest insight and advice from proven leaders and it will inspire you to find the true leader within yourself.
Everyone can define what a leader is in his or her own way. You might agree with some of my thoughts, and you might (and should) have many thoughts of your own. All I ask is that when you see that person who meets your definition, be sure to follow that leader.