Where have all the leaders gone?

Where have all the leaders goneI “feel” (and we know how dangerous it is to operate on feelings) that there are fewer leaders now than in days gone by. It may or may not be so. But it seems that is the case. Leaders must be a lot like heroes. I wonder where all of them have gone as well.

One of the characteristics that define a leader is that they are growing and developing leaders around them.

So, what is the point and the leadership principle here? It is the following.

One of the most important tasks that we have as fathers and grandfathers is to develop our sons, our sons-in-law and our grandsons into the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.  I am truly blessed with the son and the son-in-law that God gave me.  And the grandson, well, have I shown you his picture?

Maybe the better question should be this: “Where is the next group of leaders going to come from?

How about you, dads?  Are you developing any leaders around you?  You can do it.  It just takes some time, patience and dedication to the task.


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I am the husband of a beautiful and wonderful woman. I am the father of two of the greatest kids on the planet. I am a father-in-law to a great young woman. And I am Papa to three very special grandchildren. In my spare time I am an active blogger and writer. And if there is any time left over, I work with small non-profit organizations and churches on the topics of change management, crisis intervention and leadership development.

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