Every leader needs a role model: Look at the distinction between a hero and a model.
A Hero – is a person who shows you who you can be.
A Model – is a person who shows you what you can do.
At an early age we might call our models heroes. Our heroes may be fictitious characters or eminent persons whom we do not know.
An editorial in Life Magazine years ago extolled Dag Hammarskjöld, Pope John X11, and Albert Schweitzer as heroes of the twentieth century. After reviewing their individual achievements, the article concluded with the statement that they shared one quality in common because they chose to be good first, they became great later. Though…