As I write resources, articles and tools for student leaders, I write from the perspective of one overarching assumption:
I believe that every person has the potential to make a unique contribution in service to both God and to the world. Each person is gifted to lead in some capacity. It starts with the ability to lead oneself and then transforms into the ability to lead others and focus on societal needs.
Warren Bennis said, "What is true for leaders is, for better or worse, true for each of us: we are our own raw material. Only when we know what we're made of and what we want to make of it can we begin our lives - and we must do it despite an unwitting conspiracy of people and events against us." (from the book, On Becoming A Leader)
Ask yourself: What assumptions am I making, both about my own leadership and the leadership capacities of those whom I work with?