Be a leader in your own life and in your community
Often, we look to those who are in powerful positions to lead, make important decisions that matter, and help improve our quality of life. President Barak Obama and Candidate Mitt Romney had an entire team of writers, strategist, and advisors who tried and convinced us to believe in them as the best leader of this country, and we hope President Obama is capable of doing this with passion and conviction. However, do not overlook the chance you have right now. You can hope that they can, or you can know that you will. We have the opportunity to be leaders within faith-based organizations, or a non-profit that serves a specific community close to your heart, or as a volunteer with a mentorship program. Authentic leadership is not in the title or the position. It is an aspect of who you are as a person. It is in connecting and serving with others. Don’t let the rhetoric of leadership commonly found on the way to Election Day define you. Let authentic leadership be your guide.