Personal: Who should lead?

A leader is someone who has authority and credibility. Authority and credibility do not come from the title or position you hold but from who you are and what you do. A leader needs to possess integrity and have a tremendous amount of energy to dream dreams, to be one step ahead of the group, and to seek counsel and ideas from all members of the community - including the silent and/or hostile members. The central tenet of effective leadership is getting people to collaborate.