Some of the best stories are about unexpected leaders. It’s the hero’s myth revisited.
Cinderella, Luke Skywalker, Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins, and a thousand other fictional characters have this commonality.
They are leaders who come from unexpected places to lead during extraordinary times.
We need unexpected leaders now. So much of the expected leadership at the highest levels is failing. People and political parties want power and will step on, over, and through people to get and maintain it.
Fred Rogers said, “look for the helpers.”
I think what he meant is “Look for the leaders.”
Because the real leaders, the wisest leaders, the leaders who wield much more influence than they even know are the unexpected leaders coming from the most unexpected places.
They don’t have a position or title.
They are the regular people leading in the most unexpected ways.
Be an unexpected leader in your space.
We need you right now.