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Princeton Day Weekly Theme......Leadership

TimeNov. 30, 2011

from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

Welcome back! As we enter into the month of December I would like to focus on "leadership".

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln

What is the definition of leadership?

The definition of leadership is influence, Plan and simple!   This is the definition that John Maxwell gives. He also states that everything rises and falls on leadership. So, if these statements are true, then the job of a leader is to get things done through influencing others. And that influence begins with one – one person adding value. One person casting vision. One person making a lasting difference. And that one becomes many.

But it doesn’t happen overnight. I believe leadership is a process. Growth is essential. After all, people are our most valuable asset. And you have the power to impact those lives. To motivate and, to transform those around you!

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John Maxwell