True leadership like you will see exhibited by the lead pilot and the rest of the team of the Air Force Thunderbirds is something that is sorely lacking in today’s culture. However, it is not that we don’t have good people in elected or appointed positions of leadership. We do in many areas of politics, business and government. I am just not sure that I see very much actual leadership being displayed by them. What I do see is a lot of “would-be leaders” and folks with great opportunities or duties to be leaders, but who are lacking in the necessary skills.
As I have said to many of my friends and family, I am afraid that we have lost a generation of leaders in our society. And if we don’t do something about it, we will lose a second generation. And I don’t know if our society and culture can survive the loss of a second generation that does not know how, or is afraid, to lead.
One of the things that many leaders are missing today is a place to interact with others who have accepted the mantle of leadership and who are looking to develop themselves into better leaders.
And it is in this vein that we launch this new web enterprise on Leadership. It is our goal to take a look at leadership from as many angles as possible. Some of those views will be:
- What does leadership look like from a Biblical perspective?
- What does leadership look like from a secular perspective?
- What does leadership look like from a business perspective?
- What does leadership look like from a military perspective?
- What does leadership look like from a family perspective?
- What does it take to be a good or great leader?
- Who in history can be role models for leadership today?
- Who is demonstrating leadership today?
- Can anyone or everyone be a leader?
- What resources exist to make better leaders?
- How many followers do you have to have to be considered a leader?
For me, leadership has become a passion in recent times. I am passionate about both being a leader and developing leaders around me. As stated before, I believe that our society and today’s culture is devoid and desperate for real leaders. Many of us are longing for someone rise up to inspire us to greatness. And we are longing for leaders to lead us to be more than we can be by ourselves.
Are you interested in being a leader? Will you join me in the journey of discovery of what it means to be a leader?
If so, then join the conversation. It is not just for military or other traditional leaders. We are not looking for a silly interchange. So we are requiring you to take the step of registering to join the discussion. Most of you who will be drawn to this topic are already active on other forums or outlets for expression and probably are already accustomed to the process. So register on the site and leave a reply on one of our posts. Be an active part of the dialog. You just may inspire someone with what you say.
And if you are interested in a greater voice, reach out to me and request that your membership be changed from Contributor to Author. Begin to develop your voice in this great community of leaders. Invite your friends and family to become a part of this dialog. Together we can change our homes, our workplaces, our churches and our nation.
Join us and experience “Leadership at the speed of sound”. The sound of your voice.
Leader / Follower / Guide
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