A leader is a person who is going somewhere - but not alone.
He takes others with him.
His skill is setting up Situations in which other people
are willing to follow him and are happy to work with him.
This skill is made up of thoughtfulness and consideration for others, enthusiasm, the ability to share responsibilities with others, and a miltitude of other traits.
But fundamentally, a leader is one who leads by his example, who has a plan, who keeps headed toward a goal and a purpose. He has the enthusiasm to keep moving forward in such a way that others gladly go with him.
In my travels and visits, I have been inspired by many who fit this description well.
But I have also observed some who seem to project a different image.
Indifferent leaders breed indifferent boys, in terms of programs, objectives, activities, and uniform.
Please, always strive to assess yourself and to improve, even what you did last week.
Remember the phrase, I am a leader because I care. A caring leader produces caring boys.
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