What makes someone a leader, actually?
Parker Palmer, in his fascinating book Let Your Life Speak, answers that question this way:
“A leader is someone with the power to project either shadow or light onto some part of the world and onto the lives of the people who dwell there.”
I like this definition. It’s specific. But it busts the doors wide open on who can lead. Anyone reading this blog probably possesses the power to lead in at least one arena of life, however small.
The question then is, As leaders, will we project shadow or light onto the sphere of our influence?