Have you ever been upset after not getting the food you ordered? Have you ever been the one person
that always ends up doing other’s work? Do you ever wish people would just do their job?
We’re all familiar with leaders such as the traditional manager, clergy or politician.
Other types of leaders are those that may be the most knowledgeable about a new computer software program. How about
the next door neighbor who is known to be the best baker on the block? Volunteers also take on leadership roles such
as in Toastmasters when you volunteer to be a club officer. Leaders are role models in all parts of our lives; however
good leaders these days seem to be in short supply.
Toastmasters is a wonderful organization that helps you master being a leader whether you
lead yourself, one other person, groups or communities.
Before you lead anyone you must be able to lead yourself. Can you see your goal and make
it happen? Toastmasters empowers people with skills such as listening, managing time, organizing, accountability and
responsibility...just to name a few. Using those skills exercises your ability to conceive a goal and achieve that goal!
The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of
leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does–and what it does is more important than what it is or
how it works.
~Colonel Dandridge M. Malone
You can help another transform their life. Can you visualize what is possible for a new
member? Toastmasters mentoring program is the key to making sure our new members get what they want and need from our
organization. You are able to expand their vision of what is possible and help them accomplish dreams they didn’t know
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and
become more, you are a leader.
~John Quincy Adams