Are you a leader? Do you think you have the ability to lead? If you struggled to answer yes to these questions, I have news for you…everyone has the opportunity to be a leader! Leadership does not require a title, position, or a distinguished degree; rather it requires taking on a challenge to fulfill a common goal with the support of others. It is the ability to make a substantial amount of influence among a common purpose. Leadership is living the example that you want to set out for others. What challenge do you have? How can you make a positive influence in your life, your business, or your community? Be the leader that you know you can be and be the change that you seek to make is this world!
When I was growing up as a child I was surrounded by the positive influence of my parents while living a life out on the farm, hunting with my family, and spending time in the outdoors. It was not until after college that I realized my passion for leadership started with my family. My dad would always lead the large convoy of people out for the big hunt on opening weekend of pheasant season, while my mom would lead and support our family through difficult times. My parents had exemplified leadership throughout my entire youth even though my siblings and I might not have even realized it. Being surrounded by their positive influence, I have developed the passion of providing leadership for others to create a positive, authentic life that seeks to serve others to do the same. This led me to pursue my education in leadership to help fulfill my cause. I believe the lack of leadership in our society is one of greatest challenges we face today. Because of this, I seek to make lasting change through my community, the organizations I involve myself with, and the world to help others through life. Discovering my challenge and continually fighting for my leadership cause is my goal for helping to lead the change that I want to see in this world.
What do you believe is a life worth living? What cause do you want to help change to impact those around you? In the words of one of the great leaders and authors in our history, Ralph Waldo Emerson states, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” You are a leader that is waiting to be unleashed. Find your challenge and be the positive influence for the legacy you intend to leave. Go out there and lead your charge by living the example that will transform your world!
Lead your charge,
Carl currently resides in Wichita, KS where he coaches and consults businesses, community groups, and individuals with Exemplify.