If one were to look in a dictionary under the word “lead” it would most likely define it as guiding, showing the way, influencing, directing along a certain path or direction, and controlling. Obviously, throughout history, individuals who were considered leaders certainly exhibited these qualities and attributes. In my opinion, being a leader encompasses the “dictionary” definition and much more. Leaders must accomplish their objectives with professionalism and class, they must be approachable and open to the opinions and suggestions of others. A leader should set an example and encourage everyone’s evolution and professional development. A leader creates an environment that attracts the best, brightest, most creative, and energetic. They should be consistent in their actions and aligned with the goals they seek to implement or accomplish.