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The Ripple Effect

By Doug Franklin April 27, 2010

Throw a rock into a pond. What happens? The water moves outward from the entry point in a series of concentric ripples. The bigger the rock, the wider the resulting circle. Similarly, the influence of leaders extends far beyond themselves. Like ripples in the water their impact moves from people close to them, to people further away, and to people on the perimeter. Leaders in key positions impact people they don’t know personally. Moreover, their impact may continue on beyond their own lifetime.

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