What does leadership mean to you? Seems like a simple enough question, right? I was working with a few students prepping for a leadership scholarship interview recently, and we started talking about our definition of leadership. Most of the students struggled with a clear and concise definition of what leadership meant to them, and I got to thinking about the question, and I struggled with it as well. We all finally decided that it is best to look at our leadership mentors or heroes, people who have proven through their actions and abilities what true leadership means. These are my top ten leadership heroes, in no particular order, and what leadership means to them.
Who is your favorite leader, and what do they say about leadership?