Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. There’s that kid who always organized comes at recess,and then the high school jocks who often are thought as leaders. College Academic Bowl or the Class President/Student Government and of course the leader of the Free World-the President of USA are more leaders we encounter.
But, leadership can be quiet, do great things and take no joy in being singled-like the first woman referee for the NFL. Sarah Thomas could be considered a pioneer for women in the sports arena. Instead, she says “The best game is the one we( other referees with her) can leave and nobody even knew we were there”.
Some leaders lead by example and never make a speech and are just as effective, not special like Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.
In the excellent book, “Tribes”, the author speaks of both leadership styles and followers of those leaders. Doug Dickerson, a microblogger said this best….Not every leader is going to do great things on a large scale but every leader can do small things on a great scale”.
What type of leader are you? Please comment below.