Yesterday I had the chance to speak with a group of aspiring leaders – high school freshmen from west central Indiana. Early in my session I asked them to write a definition or description of leadership in exactly six words. After they had done that individually, I split them into 3 teams to share their thoughts and create one six word description. The video that follows gives their answers, and a small part of my followup commentary.
I think you will find their thoughts instructive for all of us, and while message was for them, it is really for all of us too.
This session was a part of a program of the HOBY organization – the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadershiporganization. While I have heard of this organization and its good work for many years, this was my first direct experience with it. If you are looking for a way to give back some of what you have learned as a leader, and love kids, I’d encourage you to see how you might be able to engage with HOBY.