As I travel through the state installing new leadership for 2016, it never ceases to amaze me the potential leadership base we have in our state. I wonder what actually contributes to a leader. I know that I was asked to get involved and then was tasked to ask as I moved through the years.
I don’t think leaders are born, I think it’s
trial and error. I don’t think you wake up one morning and decide to become a leader. I think it grows on you as you watch and learn from others that have stepped up and decided that they wanted to contribute to an association, a business, a district or a cause. Yes we have a percentage of that group that become leaders as it is all about the ego. I call it ME, ME… it’s all about ME! This is not to say you can’t have an ego, or what I call confidence in yourself to lead but you also must recognize that you need to set an example and bring others up behind you.
I have two quotes that I love:
Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference, it’s not about the role it’s about the goal.
If you inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more…you are a leader.
Until Next Monday,