There is no doubt that Winston Churchill was a leader among leaders. One of the interesting characteristics of Mr. Churchill’s rise to a World Class Leader is that he often stood alone in his understanding of the needs and convictions of his leadership.
At times you too may have to stand alone in your leadership journey. By definition a leader stands out front with the crowd behind him or her. Are you willing to stand out front and have the courage of your convictions until your leadership is recognized?
This article on Winston Churchill by Orrin Woodward a World Class Leader in his own right depicts the persistence required to lead, and the importance of not listening to the committee of others. Many times it is the only way to lead.
We hear today about the youth of our country and how we wish they were more involved in making our world a better world.
Kids on drugs, kids getting in trouble and dropping out of school. What is happening to today’s young people?
Well…..one thing is for certain, there are many who are actively involved and contributing to society and making it a better place to live.
One comes to mind recently that I heard on the EDGE Series, of a young man in Canada, 13 year old Wesley Prankarda young man who has raised thousands of dollars to help the Aborigines in Canada. His wisdom and efforts are an example for all young people that they can do more to make a difference. My Canadian friends should be proud of this young man.
For me personally, I know a young lady here in Pennsylvania that is making a difference. A little girl I have watched grow into a young lady who is out locally on the streets of Philadelphia making a difference…….Maile Hoffman. Let me share an article (click to read) that was recently written about Maile and her efforts to reach people to make a difference in their lives.
Maile’s accomplishments have been preceded by a lifetime of effort from her parents Tony & Sharon Hoffman previously featured in Profiles in Leadership, and her grandparents, and her mentors in her school and youth program from her church. Wesley Prankard speaks of his parents and the mentors who have shaped and continue to shape his life. There is power in proper associations and relationships. Parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, pastors, and friends all play a role positive and negative in helping young people to make life choices that either destroy lives or do good and change lives for the better.
Who are the young people you know who are making a positive difference in the world?