Where can we find them?
The premise–stated or unstated–is that there’s a leadership gap today.
Who can argue against the spectacular failures of leadership in large institutions? They range from the White House and Congress (whether in the hands of the Democrats or Republicans); to Wall Street and back around to Main Street; in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors (including religious institutions); around the world.
It’s easy–perhaps too easy–to find reason for disappointment. And yet… there is also reason for optimism.
It’s often said that these are among the worst of times for leadership… it’s also, arguably, the best of times.
This list is updated quarterly. Please send your suggestions of other inspiring 21st century leaders.
It used to be the Washington’s Birthday holiday (and still is in at least a few places). Now, Presidents’ Day is the official, national standard.
Some traditionalists no doubt are grumbling, as traditionalists tend to do.
There are also at least a few others of us, who are focused on the future and innovation rather than history per se, who are restive as well.
The Ronald W. Reagan Society at Eureka College strives to advance the leadership legacy of America’s 40th president.
I’m honored to have recently spoken at the Society’s annual celebration of the anniversary of President Reagan’s birthday.