Every one of us has leadership roles to assume. Wherever we are leaders, the position, by its very name, demands we provide the best influence possible for others. But how do we learn to be a leader? General Colin Powell has written eloquently on his view of leadership in “A Leadership Primer.” While his views are obviously from a military perspective, the lessons he has learned have direct and everyday application to the work we do daily for our organizations and our community. I challenge each of you to look at these eighteen lessons on leadership and consider just how they apply to your office, your professional organization, or any other community situation.