"The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us."
Hubert Humphrey (1911 -1978)
Hubert Humphrey served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was well-known for his active belief in civil rights and other liberal causes. Humphrey's cheerfulness landed him the nickname "The Happy Warrior."
Standing out as a leader is a good thing, but an important part of being a good leader is to welcome the help of others and be open-minded to different ideas. Think about how you get your work done at school. Isn't it easier sometimes to work with friends than it is to work by yourself?
Some of the best work we do is with other people. Whether we're working on a school project, playing a game, or starting a band or club, when others join us, they can contribute new ideas, push us to work harder, and lift our spirits. As you start to become more of a leader, try to encourage others to join you. Part of being a leader is being influential. Inspiring others to follow in your footsteps not only helps create new leaders, but it also helps you grow into a stronger leader.