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Leaders Are Called

By Doug Franklin July 24, 2012

“Leaders are called to stand in that lonely place between the no longer and the not yet and intentionally make decisions that will bind, forge, move and create history.  We are not called to be popular; we are not called to be safe; we are not called to follow; we are the ones called to take risks; we are the ones called to change attitudes; to risk displeasure; we are the ones called to gamble our lives, for a better world.”  Mary Lou Anderson

Sometimes when I stand in that lonely place between the no longer and the not yet I can lose confidence and start to second guess my actions as a leader. I need to remember to be patient, for patients produces perseverance.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More