Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Hey Everybody!!

For the past 2 or 3 I-Yel days, I have been exposed to the idea of being a leader. On Saturday, my role was to be a part of the team, and on Monday, I was to lead an activity for Teens on Trails. When faced with these activities, I began thinking, "What is it that defines a good leader? Why be a leader?" I came to the following conclusion:

Leaders are people who support the people when they need it the most. True leaders are here to guide the people they are trying to lead, and lead people because they want to make a positive impact in that particular person's life. Not for glory, not for a title, not for love, ,not power, but out of the pure goodness of their heart. A true leader is someone who is there unconditionally for your mind, body, and soul. Maybe not to comfort them and say it's okay, everything will be okay, but sometimes everything isn't going to be okay. A true leader is there to get you back on track when you're down. A true leader is there to put you back on the individual trail you want to restore. Not have them be a carbon copy them. As a leader, I strive to help my fellow team members achieve what they want to do. I try my best to get them on their track and pick them up when they fall. Help them restore their trail if it's a mess.

I'm still not sure what a leader is but I must say that a good leader is there to serve people because they love them. Not for glory, not for the love, not for a title, not for a raise, not for ANYTHING. It is because they want to; they care.

These are things that I am pondering in my mind about leadership. Please feel free to drop a comment or two, or maybe nine, whatever toots your horn.

Warmest Regards,


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the blog, all the postings. You go I-YEL. Here's one of my favorite quotes on leadership from Lao Tsu.
"..with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say "We have done this ourselves".”