SkillsUSA SkillsUSA Champions Spring 2011 : Page 16

toolbox Some Standout Leaders Don’t Always Stand Out hat is your definition of a leader? Does being a leader automatically equate to being popular, well-known and well-liked by the multitudes? Ask everyone in your class to compile a list of five great leaders. When finished, share those choices in a class discussion. Chances are, you’ll discover that many of the leaders named were famous historical figures (like presidents or revolutionar-ies). But what about everyday, “ordinary” people? Can they be leaders, too? How? Write a new list. This time, pick five people you know personally who inspire you to be a better person just by being themselves. Do these people have particu-lar attributes you wish you could develop? Share your top choices with the class. Leaders come in many sizes. Some lead with great words and deeds, others by quiet example. What’s your leadership potential? Use SkillsUSA’s Personal Lead-ership Inventory to find out. Visit: www. skillsusa.org/educators/pli.shtml . w • The best example of leadership is leadership by example. — J erry M c c lain Find the photo, win a prize No, the picture on the left isn’t abstract art. It’s actually a distorted part of another photo in this issue. Find the original photo and send us the page number where it appears to win a SkillsUSA sport duffel bag (first prize) or water bottle (second prize). To enter, e-mail your answer, name, address and phone number to: anyinfo@skillsusa.org (include “Photo Contest” in the subject line). Or, send to: SkillsUSA Photo Contest, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176. One first-and one second-prize winner will be drawn at random from the correct entries. Entries must be received by March 15. Congratulations to last issue’s winners: Jamie Howard of Higbee, Mo., and Michelle Storey of Collinsville, Okla. • 16 SkillsUSA Champions Spring 2011 photo: Lloyd Wolf

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