|MAY 3, 2013 --
Webster’s Dictionary defines Leadership as:
•The office, position or function of a leader.
•The quality of character and personality giving a person the ability to gain confidence of and lead others.
•The people who serve as leaders of a group.
These are all true, but to be a leader it takes more than just what is outlined in the above definition. A leader develops other leaders, and empowers everyone to attain the highest rank of their calling. A Leader, as difficult as it can be, finds a way to bridge the gaps of opinions and frustrations ensuring everyone is given an equal voice and granted the right of appeal courteously in a safe and controlled manner. This is not always easy, especially when opinion may differ from yours.
A leader lets other leaders lead! What do I mean by this, a leader ensures and entrusts authority, responsibility and accountability to all; and is there for support as a mentor, guiding and assisting along the way. A leader applauds and heralds the accomplishments of the team, and accepts responsibility for the short comings when needed. A leader always looks at the big picture, looking into the future, relying on history to guide us to a better tomorrow.
Will you help lead us into tomorrow?