Who do you consider to be a good leader?
Maybe it’s a politician, a famous businessperson, or a religious figure. Or maybe it’s someone you know personally – like your boss, a teacher, or a friend. You can find people in leadership roles almost everywhere you look. However, simply having the responsibilities of a leader doesn’t necessarily make a person an effective leader.
Sally Ride was a leader – she became the first U.S. woman—and youngest astronaut—in space. She never allowed the attention from her achievement to be focused on herself.
Johnny Carson joked on the Tonight Show that Ride would probably delay the shuttle launch while looking for a purse to match her shoes. It wasn’t funny then or now. Click on the link to find out what leaders can learn from Sally Ride.