I want to write a love story
Not like those traditional
Boy meets girl, they fall in love
We’re going to finish off this week’s
Theme about heroes and leaders with
A few of today’s great leaders in different
Fields and what makes them the leaders
That they are.
Remember, leaders and authorities aren’t
Always the same thing.
Sometimes a leader can be someone or
Something (i.e. a business) and have very
Little real power, but yet everyone still
Gives them their full attention anytime they
Choose to speak.
So on with the love story…
Number 1: Everyone loves this guy and yet he’s
From the smallest country on the planet.
He’s used his platform to include many people
That before him felt disenfranchised within
His organization and has transcended his
Position as leader of the organization into
The leader of a movement of acceptance,
Inclusion, and most of all…LOVE.
Who am I talking about?
In my (humble and usually correct) opinion.
Pope Francis is one of the greatest leaders of
His inclusion of everyone under the
Catholic church is unprecedented. He does
Not use the Catholic church as a sort of
Platform to denounce everyone that does not
Believe in the traditional church doctrine.
His vision is not about advancing Catholicism
But of advancing love, acceptance, and inclusion
Of all thoughts and beliefs in the conversation
So that we can all grow through understanding.
His is a very unselfish cause….
Number 2: Lady Gaga she may wear some
Pretty interesting clothing *clears throat*
Meat suits aside, her little monsters are
The misfits and the miscreants of the world
And they worship her for being the voice
That they never had the courage to have.
Not only is she a creative genius, but she
Has brought her message of inclusion to
Mac make-up where she has strategically
Chosen to market products wearable by
ALL skin types and colors.
Number 3: Virgin Inc. (Richard Branson)
It was a record company, then branched
Into airlines, then into mobile phone service.
The vision of Richard Branson is only
Matched by one Steve Jobs, unfortunately
He’s dead so now all our iPhones are gonna
But what he has done is have a vision.
He wasn’t trying to define his company
As the best record company, or the best
His was a vision that created a company
Similar to Apple, where they didn’t set out
To be a product, but rather a company that
Could build a better design, a better service, or
A better experience to what was already existing
On the market.
It is because of this same principle that we
Know what an iPod is, but would have to
Go back to 2002 to see what Dell (yes, that
Dude your getting a Dell) had as the
More powerful equivalent at the time.
Side note: I actually owned one of those things.
So I think I can stop it there. There were a few
Others I considered, Nelson Mandela, Elon Musk
Gandhi, and a few others, and they were/are
All great it’s just that I mean how much hero
Worship can I fit into 500 words…
One thing that we can take away from today is
That leaders are never for a selfish cause, well
At least outwardly selfish. They are looking
To create the world in their own vision and often
The best leaders are the ones that find a way
To include everyone, despite each individual’s
So you may not aspire to be a leader today, but
There is a probability that you’ll become
A leader if you were to emulate these greats.
I’d like to see if you agree or would add anyone
Else to that list. Feel free to leave a comment
Below with a few of your favorites.
Jerry “got nothing today” Washington
P.S. Another side note, I believe that Trump
Did not win the presidency, but Hillary
Lost it. People were not voting FOR
Trump, they were voting AGAINST
The current establishment.
The republicans put this in place
By being against a person rather than
For the people and the people retaliated.
In a way I believe that our politicians
Really are a reflection of America.
People preach being tolerant, but if
Someone disagrees (and I’m talking both sides)
Then, they are quick to judge and call the
Other side out of touch. I mean I’m not a fan of
Trump, I’ll come out and say it, but I also
Know that understanding comes from
Listening and patience. It’s hard to call
Someone names and then turn around
And say you believe ALL lives matter.
It doesn’t work like that.
Inclusion means EVERYBODY…
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And my crew
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