As you think around our community to the people you know doing good business, teaching and mentoring, providing quality healthcare services, or volunteering their time to enhance the lives of everyone in Clayton and surrounding areas of NC, who comes to mind?
If you’re like me, there is probably more than one person on that list and it may be hard to choose your “favorite” leader.
That’s okay! Maybe the next question is a bit easier to answer.
What makes a leader great?
- Is a great leader someone at the top of an organization?
- Is a great leader someone who is outgoing and friendly?
- Is a great leader someone who has all the answers?
- Is a great leader someone who is always present?
In Dr. John C. Maxwell’s book, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, he identifies these items: Character, Charisma, Commitment, Communication, Competence, Courage, Discernment, Focus, Generosity, Initiative, Listening, Passion, Positive Attitude, Problem Solving, Relationships, Responsibility, Security, Self-Discipline, Servanthood, Teachability, and Vision.
With these ideas in mind, we want to know who is worthy of recognition as a leader in our Clayton community!