Our International Board members, District Governors and our Instagram followers were asked to complete the following sentence:

To be a leader means to…

Here’s what they said:

  • Be accountable
  • Take on the responsibilities that no one else wants
  • Be understanding towards people you “oversee”
  • Be patient
  • That you are willing to do the work you ask others to do
  • Listen to others
  • Support others and provide them with assistance as needed
  • Involve others
  • Encourage those around you
  • Inspire those around you
  • Support those around you
  • Refrain from judging others for making mistakes
  • Be open to compromise
  • Be an example
  • Effectively delegate tasks
  • Know your audience
  • Effectively communicate
  • Care for others
  • Be someone who will do everything they can to help lead themselves and others to success
  • Guide others and lead them towards the path in which they want to walk in
  • Teach, not criticize

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? What else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!