Leadership. It’s a heavy word that carries the weight of expectation. It’s a word that’s been tossed around quite a bit lately as there are various expectations in regards to our country’s leadership. What does it mean, after all, to be a leader?
I find Drew Dudley’s take on leadership to be unique because he says each one of us has an opportunity to be a leader, but we also have a responsibility to acknowledge those leaders who’ve impacted us. So, “to whom much is given much is required”? Meaning, much is required of the leaders, but much is also required of those who are led! While leaders are often expected to work miracles while the masses passively reap the benefits of their leadership, no one wants to consider the responsibility of the masses. With all of the turmoil and hatred in the news right now I can’t help but wonder where is our responsibility in all of this–“we the people”?
Here’s the question of the day: How do we operationalize Dudley’s challenge to be “everyday leaders” in light of the crisis of leadership we currently face in this country?