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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
What you do need to appreciate though, watching in particular the last 30 seconds of the video, is the leadership and responsibility shown by a then 21 year old University student in front of a national TV audience.
This is a powerful example of the great athlete embracing the idea of being a role model.
"We all need help. We need guidance for our journeys through life. Even the most successful of us need reminders and fresh, crisp articulations of the truths we may only vaguely grasp that have, in one way or another, led us to whatever we have managed to accomplish. We need to rethink. We need to refocus. How can we get where we still need to go? And how can we best convey to others what it takes to get there together?"
Speaking of Oudin's performance, the captain of the US Federation Cup tennis team, Mary Joe Fernandez said;
'I'm not sure I expected something like this US Open to happen so soon for her, but I definately saw a fighting spirit. And when you have that determination, that kind of positive attitude and you put in the hard work, good things happen.'
There is an obvious connection here between leadership, determination, positive attitude, hard work and results. Exactly the message President Obama delivered recently to US schoolchildren.