Trailblazing the woodsLeadership is both a research area for many and a defined and practical skill. It is the ability of a person to guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations (or more). To be a leader, or lead, you MUST be in front forging a path!  You mostly will go down the untraveled path. Being bold in the face of uncertainty will help give others courage and motivate them to follow you even when it becomes hard!

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” ~ Ken Kesey

And… one of my favorites…

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson