The following blog was written by a student that attended one of my Leadership Labs. The writing was in response to the question “How would you define leadership?”

Leadership is nothing fancy like some people may think it is. As a leader, you are providing for your team, a group of many people or just a few, maybe even one individual. You are providing guidance and encouragement to reach a goal. You are an example, a servant, a person with vision: someone who has the great power to influence a person’s life. And, as they say, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This role isn’t found just in business or government systems. Leaders can be anywhere and be almost anyone. We find leaders in the school (both teachers and students), in churches, friends circles, and families. With such a variety of environments, there are many types of leaders to fill these roles. Outspoken ones, creative thinkers, the gentle-hearted and rule followers. Each personality has their style for leading a group that they and their group make work. As we have just examined, a leader is not always found in a formal situation.
– Ella S.